Dr Rebecca Ford from The University of Melbourne, discusses the survey of isolate pathogenicity in Ascochyta blight in chickpea. She describes the recent discovery of isolates that are more pathogenic on varieties such as HatTrick and Genesis 090, and how these isolates will contribute to developing Ascochyta resistance within the National Chickpea Breeding Program.
Samples can be sent to:
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
Collect infected tissue like leaf and stem in paper bags and post as soon as possible.
Include collectors name and contact details, location of collection and cultivar on the bag.