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Cereal disease guides

The Cereal Disease Guides are essential reading to learn about the latest changes to disease resistance. The Guides also summarise what happened during the last season and what diseases are likely in the coming year. The resistance ratings in the guides are an important management tool because they provide a […]

Latest in Canola disease – 2019 GRDC update papers

Blackleg lesions in canola

Keep up with the latest research information on Blackleg, Sclerotinia and Turnip Yellows Virus. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2019 and August 2018. The papers are sorted by region. Click the paper titles to view the full papers. Southern region […]

Latest on Pulse diseases – 2019 GRDC Update papers

Chickpea ascochyta

Keep up with the latest research information on pulse diseases including Phytoplasma, Phytophthora root rot and Ascochyta blight. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2019 and August 2018. The papers are sorted by region. Click the paper titles to view the […]

Latest on Cereal diseases – 2019 GRDC Update papers

Net form of net blotch in wheat

Keep up with the latest research information in cereal diseases: Stem Rust, Net Form of Net Blotch, Crown Rot, Yellow Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew and Barley Loose Smut. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2019. The papers are sorted by region. […]

Blackspot Manager for field peas 2019

Field pea infected with Blackspot

Blackspot Manager is a forecasting model for ascochyta blight (synonym: blackspot) of field peas. It can be used by agronomists and growers to help identify the best balance between early sowing and potential yield loss from ascochyta blight. Windborne ascochyta spores are released from infected stubble early in autumn, with […]

Planning for the 2019 season in WA – Sclerotinia management in canola

Conditions in Western Australia during the 2018 growing season were favourable for the development of sclerotinia in canola crops. Sclerotinia apothecia were first observed mid-July in Geraldton and persisted until September in many places. Infection in canola was detected as early as August with the first report being received in […]

Diagnosing disease: there’s an app for that

A range of smart phone and tablet apps and online tools, developed in conjunction with Australian plant pathologists and grains researchers, are helping farmers to identify crop diseases and construct appropriate management plans with just the push of a button. With smart phone and tablet adoption by farmers now exceeding that […]

Disease-free winter crops, save for stem rust late in the season

Figure 1 Newly-emerged chickpea at Jondaryan QLD (Photo D.L Adorada).

Disease surveillance on winter grain crops in the GRDC Northern Region showed no major disease issues from July to September 2018. Joining with Dr. Kevin Moore, a chickpea pathologist from NSW-DPI (Figure 1), more than 60 chickpea crop paddocks across central Queensland, southern Queensland and northern NSW were visited. Very […]

Cereal seed treatment guides

Applying fungicides to cereal seed, or in-furrow at sowing, are common management practices for managing various seed borne and foliar fungal diseases – particularly smuts, net blotches, and powdery mildew. As with any input, it is important to choose the right product and rate to get optimum efficacy. It is also […]

Top five articles of 2018

Top five articles of 2018

Take a look at the most popular top five articles articles and videos from 2018. In 2018 GRDC Communities Field Crop Diseases published 27 articles covering many disease issues which impact on grains production. These articles were prepared with, and reviewed by, members of our Community of Practice, Australia’s leading […]