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Sunflower Growers Guide to Integrated Disease Management

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By Sue Thompson, University of Southern Queensland. A new guide to Successful sunflower production using integrated disease management (IDM) provides information on managing diseases in sunflower within the context of the whole farm rotation. Comprehensive ready reckoner tables allow growers to review the impact that rotational crops will have on […]

What do I need to know about blackleg branch canker?

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Unusual blackleg symptoms were observed on canola stems and branches across southern Australia in 2014. Early-sown canola is more likely to be flowering and elongating during the peak blackleg infection window and suffer stem and branch cankers as a result. Sowing time and variety resistance ratings in the Blackleg Management […]