This GRDC funded website is an
online repository for facts and management guidelines concerning wheat streak
mosaic virus and its vector, the wheat curl mite. The website has been created
primarily for use by grain growers, agronomists and scientists, providing
direct access to information concerning virus detections (both current season
and historical), species biology/ecology, field observations including
identification and management guidelines, and current research findings.
is expected to evolve over the coming years as results emerge from research
currently being conducted in Australia
and abroad. It will play an important role in broadcasting up to date research
findings and management guidelines, and facilitating assessments of local risks
of wheat steak mosaic virus infection via the virus detection archive. Grain
growers, agronomists and scientists from across the country are encouraged to
use the online reporting system to report virus detections and field observations.