Wanted – wheat yellow and brown rust samples for UKCPVS

9 May 2022
Yellow rust on a wheat leaf
Many thanks to all who sent in samples of yellow and brown rust to the UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS) project during the 2021 season. We are now looking for samples for this season.

Despite reports of interesting observations in the field, the UKCPVS team have received a lower number of rust samples compared to this time last year.  It is important to send in infected leaf samples from a range of varieties from across the UK to help provide a robust assessment of pathogen populations within the UK, which is needed to direct plant breeding efforts and crop management.

We welcome wheat yellow and brown rust samples (as well as wheat and barley mildew samples) from all Recommended List (RL) and RL candidate varieties from across the country. 

Full sampling details 

UKCPVS Contacts:

Dr Charlotte Nellist
Amelia Hubbard