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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 podcast, Dominie Wright, Senior Plant Pathologist with the Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development (DPIRD) in WA explains what to do if you see a potential  disease issue in your crop.

To submit a disease sample, please contact Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) on +61 (0)8 9368 3351 or sampling and submission instructions are available on the DPIRD website. Alternatively you can contact Dominie at or phone (08) 9368 3875.

You can now listen to the best researchers and experts in Field Crop Diseases and Crop Nutrition on the GRDC Communities Podcast Channel. Keep an ear out for more Podcasts very soon!

Further Information 

PestFax is an interactive reporting service delivered by DPIRD, providing risk alerts, current information and advice on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt of Western Australia during each growing season.

To make a report send a message to or use the online PestFax Map to make an on-line report or use the PestFax reporter app.


Ciara Beard (DPIRD)

Luise Sigel (Agriculture Victoria)

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