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Training Growers Podcasts

Training growers podcast

This series of podcasts is hosted by Dominie Wright, Research Officer with DPIRD, WA. Dominie discusses current pest and disease issues relevant to WA growers and advisers with DPIRD researchers. The episodes cover: Russian Wheat Aphid in Crops with Dusty Severston Slugs in Crops with Svetlana Micic Earwigs in crops […]

Keep an eye on barley loose smut infection levels prior to harvest

Low levels of loose smut are being observed in some barley crops in Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales, particularly Hindmarsh, LaTrobe and Spartacus. Loose smut has been an issue in Hindmarsh in SA and WA in previous years. Smut infections have been found in crops that have […]

Chocolate Spot in faba beans

Chocolate spot is one of the most severe disease of faba bean in Victoria, SA and NSW, and occurs in all areas where the crop is grown. ┬áIn light of recent persistent rains across the southern region, frequent rainfall events in combination with wet soils will contribute to humidity beneath […]

Botrytis Grey Mould of Lentil

With Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) recently found in early sown lentil crops sown on narrow rows, vigilant disease monitoring and management is crucial now to minimise impact and yield loss. Conducive growing conditions this season have resulted in heavy crop canopies in many districts of South Australia and Victoria, which […]