Encyclopaedia of cereal diseases

This definitive guide to cereal diseases in the UK contains full colour photgraphs for identification plus information on hosts, symptoms and life cycles.

The encyclopaedia of cereal diseases has been around 10 years and has taken up residence in numerous tractor cabs, car boots and farm offices across the UK.

Originally put together with combined funds from AHDB and BASF, the essential easy-reference guide was rebranded in 2018.

Although the content has not been changed this time around, the new look makes it even easier to identify cereal (wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale) diseases.

The publication lists both the diseases and the pathogens responsible. The diseases are ordered alphabetically by common name (including variants), from ascochyta leaf scorch to yellow rust. The pathogens are also listed alphabetically at the back of the encyclopaedia (alongside the common names), from Alternaria spp to Zymoseptoria tritici.

A simple glossary of technical terms can also be found at the end of the encyclopaedia.

For each disease, the pages are structured in a similar way. The common name features at the top of each page. A blue box includes the pathogen responsible and the hosts affected.

There then follows a more detailed description of the disease under the following headings: Hosts, Symptoms, Life cycle, Importance.




Alternaria ascochyta leaf spot ascochyta barley mild mosaic virus BaMMV barley yellow dwarf virus BYDV barley yellow mosaic virus BaYMV black point black rust stem rust Blumeria graminis Brown rust leaf rust bunt Cephalosporium gramineum cephalosporium leaf stripe ceratobasidium cereal Cladosporium Claviceps purpurea Cochliobolus sativus covered smut crown rust Didymella exitialis Drechslera dwarf bunt ergot eyespot flag smut foot rot fusarium Gaeumannomyces graminis glume blotch grey snow mould halo spot Helgardia acuformis Helgardia herpotrichoides Hymenella cerealis leaf blotch leaf rust leaf scald leaf spot leaf stripe loose smut Microdochium nivale Monographella nivalis mosaic viruse Mycosphaerella graminicola net blotch oat golden stripe virus OGSV oat mosaic virus OMV Oculimacula omphalina patch Omphalina pyxidata Phaeosphaeria nodorum pink snow mould powdery mildew Puccinia Pyrenophora Ramularia collo-cygni Ramularia leaf spot Rhizoctonia cerealis Rhizoctonia solani rhizoctonia stunt rhynchosporium leaf scald Rhynchosporium commune Selenophoma donacis septoria leaf blotch Septoria nodorum septoria seedling blight septoria tritici sharp eyespot snow mould snow rot soil-borne cereal mosaic virus SBCMV soil-borne wheat mosaic virus SBWMV sooty moulds speckled snow mould spot blotch Stagonospora nodorum stem rust stinking smut stripe smut take-all tan spot DTR stem rust thanatephorus cucumeris Tilletia Typhula incarnate Urocystis agropyri Urocystis occulta Ustilago yellow rust stripe rust Zymoseptoria tritici wheat disease management barley disease management cereal disease management