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Last season’s summer grain diseases & sorghum charcoal rot – Podcast

Image of Adam Sparks & Neeraj Purushotham for Summer crop diseases podcast

  There were a number of diseases that caused issues for summer grain crops last season, with the biggest being charcoal rot in sorghum.  In this podcast Adam Sparks & Neeraj Purushotham from University of Southern Queensland (USQ) discuss what summer grain crop diseases were observed last season and the […]

Bacterial blight survey to inform breeding efforts

Symptoms of bacterial blight on Kaspa field peas grown at Horsham, Victoria

Following on from samples submitted in 2017 & 2018, researchers are again this year requesting industry to submit green field pea samples infected with bacterial blight from all pea growing regions. These samples will help researchers understand the prevalence of the pathovars within the bacterial blight pathogen population. Bacterial blight […]

Fungicide resistance – Back to basics

Fungal disease appearing on crop

The treatment of fungal plant pathogens through the use of fungicide applications is and will remain essential for maintaining healthy crops and reliable high-quality yields. Their use in modern cropping systems form a key component of integrated crop management, and their effectiveness must be sustained as long as possible. Understanding […]