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Rusts in your Wheat Crop – DAFWA Webinar August 2015

August 2015   Geoff Thomas from DAFWA discusses rusts in wheat crops including leaf rust, stripe rust and stem rust. Leaf, Stripe and Stem rusts have been observed in regrowth and crops across WA this season. Reports of rust have most commonly been related to an autumn green bridge continuing […]

Northern wheat leaf rust alert

September 2015. Wheat leaf rust has now been found at significant levels at a site in Southern Queensland indicating that inoculum is in the region and conditions are suitable for infection. Due to a new strain first detected during 2014 more than 25% of the bread wheat cultivars (7 of […]

Botrytis grey mould and frost in lentil crops

This is an industry alert regarding the activity of Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) activity in lentil crops across South Australia. Key Message Conditions have been favourable for Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) activity in lentil across SA , therefore it extremely wise to protect the highly valued crop. Lentil crops that […]

Ascochyta found in previously resistant chickpeas

9 Sept 2015. There are several confirmed reports of Ascochyta blight (AB), caused by the pathogenic fungus Phoma rabiei (previously referred to as Ascochyta rabiei) in commercial crops of the previously resistant chickpeas in the Victorian Mallee. *It has since been found on the Yorke Peninsula, SA in Genesis 090 […]