Archive for:

How to use Hootsuite to manage Twitter

Hootsuite webinar

With it’s never ending Tsunami of information, Twitter can sometimes seem overwhelming and near impossible to follow. Hootsuite Webinar Presented by Victor Villegas (AKA @TwitrNinja) this webinar shows how to cut down the information overload and tame the sea of Twitter chaos by using Hootsuite, a web application you can […]

Loose smut in Hindmarsh barley

Increasing incidences of loose smut infections in Hindmarsh barley crops in South Australia and Western Australia has prompted investigation into the effectiveness of seed treatments in controlling the disease, particularly in susceptible varieties. Observations made by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) pathology team over the past three […]

Finding the true value of Twitter

Finding the value of Twitter

Heard of Twitter but not sure of the value for your business or network? Wondering how tweeting or boosting can increase your profile and the effectiveness of your message? Or already tweeting but want to increase your reach? This is the webinar for you! In this webinar, Victor Villegas and Stephen Judd from the eXtension Network […]

Ascochyta infected chickpea area widens in the north

Ascochyta waterlogging

The area of chickpea affected by Ascochyta Blight, (caused by the fungus Phoma rabiei, formerly Ascochyta rabiei) has increased considerably since the last update on 14 August 2014. Ascochyta blight has been found north in the Darling Downs of Southern Queensland and south at Forbes in central NSW. To the […]

Soybean and Sunflower – Diaporthe/Phomosis spp survival

Diaporthe slideshow title page

This is an extract from a presentation made by Sue Thompson at a soybean research meeting in Griffith, NSW on 23 September 2014. Diaporthe is a fungal pathogen that causes phomopsis stem canker on sunflower and phomopsis stem and pod blight on soybean. This presentation discusses symptoms, hosts, survival and […]

Green peach aphid and Beet western yellows virus – update 1 Oct 2014

Green Peach Aphids

As growers in the southern region move closer to the ‘business end’ of the cropping season the true effects of earlier infestations of Green Peach Aphid (GPA) (Myzus persicae) and Beet Western Yellows Virus (BWYV) in canola crops are being realised. The encouraging news is that although early infected South […]

Viruses in pulse crops in the Northern region

Chickpea and other pulse crops in the Northern region can be significantly affected by a range of aphid transmitted viruses as was observed in chickpea crops in 2012 and 2013. The effect of virus infection on plants include stunting, reddening, chlorosis, distortion, shoot tip wilting, reduced yield and grain quality […]