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Category: Oilseed diseases

Diagnosing plant diseases: What do we ask and why do we ask for it?

Diagnosing a plant disease or other injury is like going to a medical doctor who must ask several questions before making an accurate diagnosis and recommending a treatment. If you withhold information, it can lead to a misdiagnosis. The same goes for crop diseases. Plant pathologists, specifically diagnosticians, are often […]

Connecting the farm: Digital Ag and the “Internet of Things”

We recently held a webinar which provided an introduction to the concept of the ‘Internet of Things’. IoT is The networking of “things” like electronic devices, sensors and machinery has the potential to create efficiencies across all facets of life, and on farm.   Jeff Hino, Digital Strategy consultant (previously […]

Latest on Canola disease – 2017 GRDC Update Papers

Keep up with the latest research information on canola diseases including blackleg and sclerotinia. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2017. Click the paper titles to view the full papers. We’ve also pulled together all the: Cereal disease papers Pulse disease papers […]

Webinar: Sclerotinia in canola – what do we need to do?

This webinar was presented by Ravjit Khangura from DAFWA on July 11, 2016. The webinar covers early infection of canola crops with Sclerotinia and when to apply fungicides.   Key messages Apothecia emergence is now widespread in Western Australia Some crops have been infected pre-flowering Disease epidemics are favoured by […]

Disease testing services around Australia

Crown rot stubble samples for disease testing

Accurate plant in-crop disease diagnosis is essential to selecting the appropriate management technique. Pre-season disease testing of seed or soil will give growers a good understanding of the risk of a particular disease developing. In season testing, provides a diagnosis of what is affecting the crop at that time and […]

Latest on Oilseed disease – 2016 Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on oilseed diseases including sclerotinia and blackleg. Below are the take home messages from papers presented at the GRDC Updates in February and March 2016. Northern Region Southern Region Western Region Click the paper titles to view the full papers. Northern Region Weeds […]

Australian Field Crop Disease Guide App

National Variety Trials (NVT) has launched the national Crop Disease au app. The NVT app is designed enable agronomists and farmers to quickly identify disease resistance ratings for each crop variety and compare the ratings for a number of varieties. It allows users to select their state and access tailored […]

Resistant redlegged earthmites – status update WA

  Entomologist Svetlana Micic from the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia provides update on the status of resistant redlegged earthmites in WA. She outlines the current situation, management options and resistance testing for 2015. For resistance testing (WA only) please contact svetlana.micic@agric.wa.gov.au.

Latest on Canola disease – 2015 GRDC Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on Canola diseases including BWYV, sclerotinia and blackleg. Below are the take home messages from papers presented at the GRDC Updates in February and March 2015. There were no papers in the Western or Northern regions. Click the paper titles to view the […]

Sunflower Growers Guide to Integrated Disease Management

GRDC Sunflower tips and tricks cover

By Sue Thompson, University of Southern Queensland. A new guide to Successful sunflower production using integrated disease management (IDM) provides information on managing diseases in sunflower within the context of the whole farm rotation. Comprehensive ready reckoner tables allow growers to review the impact that rotational crops will have on […]

BWYV learnings from 2014

Brenda Coutts, DAFWA, talks about the Beet western yellows virus (BWYV) outbreak in canola in South Australia in 2014 at the GRDC updates in Adelaide, February 2015. She outlines management strategies that can help reduce the amount of BWYV. Brenda joined Jenny Davidson (SARDI) and Paul Umina (cesar) as part […]

BWYV: Reducing aphid and virus risk in 2015

In 2014, canola crops across SA, western Victoria and some parts of NSW were severely affected by beet western yellows virus (BWYV) (synonym; turnip yellows virus). Significant rainfall over much of the southern cropping zone in January 2015 has initiated a green bridge, which has the potential to host large […]