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Disease Diagnostics in WA – Podcast

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  If you think your crop is battling a disease, don’t wait to see what your yield is, ACT NOW! When the crop is harvested the ability to diagnose the disease has gone & it is too late. Inspect your crop for patches and poor growth in September. In this […]

Low levels of disease persist during the drier summer season in parts of the northern region

Figure 11. Sunflower crop, Allora (Photo D.L. Adorada)

Summer crop paddocks across northern New South Wales, southern Queensland and central Queensland, were surveyed to monitor fungal and bacterial diseases present in the 2018-2019 summer cropping season. In comparison to the 2017-2018 season, it was drier (Figure 1), making it unfavourable for most grain crop diseases to develop. Observations […]

Spot the difference – Identifying faba bean diseases

Figure 4 Alternaria dark lesions often have a red-brown margin with concentric rings. SOURCE Frank Henry, Agriculture Victoria and Rohan Kimber, SARDI

This guide is provided to help growers and agronomists identify common faba bean diseases in the field including ascochyta blight, cercospora leaf spot, chocolate spot, alternaria leaf spot and rust. Correct identification is important because different fungicides are used to manage different fungal diseases. In particular ascochyta blight, chocolate spot […]

Be proactive in managing foliar diseases in barley to maximise returns

Spot form of net blotch on barley

Wet winter conditions have been ideal for foliar diseases to develop in barley crops across most of Victoria. Reports of spot form and net form of net blotch and scald have been common in susceptible varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee regions, prompting growers to consider if fungicides are warranted […]

What is GRDC Communities Field Crop Diseases? Podcast Series

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  You can now listen to the best researchers and experts in crop diseases on the GRDC Communities Podcast Channel. The first podcast gives you an overview on what is GRDC Communities from the GRDC Communities Field Crop Diseases Manager Jodie Harrison. Keep an ear out for more Podcasts very […]