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Diagnosing disease: there’s an app for that

Crop disease apps

A range of smart phone apps and online tools, developed in conjunction with Australian plant pathologists and grains researchers, are helping farmers to identify crop diseases and construct appropriate management plans with just the push of a button. With smart phone and tablet adoption by farmers now exceeding that of the […]

Latest on Canola disease – 2018 GRDC Update Papers

Canola close up

Keep up with the latest research information on canola diseases including blackleg and sclerotinia. The following papers and key messages were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2018. Southern region papers Western region papers Read the key messages below and click the paper titles to […]

Cereal seed treatment guides

Applying fungicides to seed, or in furrow at sowing, are common management practices for managing cereal seed borne and fungal diseases – particularly bunts, smuts and powdery mildew. Similarly, seed treatments are becoming more important for the control of foliar diseases such as net blotches in barley and rusts in […]

Latest Research from the Science Protecting Plant Health conference

The Science Protecting Plant Health Conference was held in Brisbane during September 2017. A partnership between the Australian Plant Pathology Society and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, conference presentations covered diagnostics, resistance breeding, epidemiology, emerging pests and diseases, biological control, on-farm biosecurity, pest and pathogen surveillance and responding to pest […]

Preliminary PREDICTA® B results show prevalence of Ascochyta inoculum

Figure 1 Ascochyta blight (Phoma rabiei) population density in PREDICTA® B and NVT sites in 2017

Growers are now able to utilise the PREDICTA® B DNA-based soil test to detect the presence of Ascochyta blight inoculum (Phoma rabiei) in their paddocks. Initial testing has shown that the Ascochyta fungus was detected in 35 per cent of samples from the Northern Region. This finding is a concern […]

Webinar: Telling your story with maps

story maps

Using Esri Story Maps is a great way to share your information and story with a wide variety of stakeholders with no coding experience necessary. Story Maps is driven by ArcGIS Online and provides a great method for communicating information and engaging your audience in a graphical and narrative way. […]

Webinar: Running Effective Webinars

Jennifer Chilek, eLearning and Extension specialist from Texas A&M University presented this webinar on 10th May 2016. Jennifer Chilek has been using technology to teach and teaching people to use technology for communication and educational outreach for nearly 2 decades. The webinar covers all aspects of how to run an […]

Webinar: UAVs in the USA

Find out how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being used in agriculture in the USA. What types are most popular and why, the basics of getting off the ground, and what’s on the horizon for the use of drones in agriculture. In this one hour webinar recorded for eXtensionAUS, Victor […]

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 […]

Latest on crop disease: 2016 Mid-year GRDC Update Papers

GRDC mid-year updates 2016

Keep up with the latest research information on crop diseases. The following papers and key messages were presented at the GRDC Mid-Year Updates across Australia in 2016. Northern Region Papers Southern Region Papers   Management of the major mungbean diseases in Australia Presented at Towoomba, Chinchilla and Mullaley by Lisa […]