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Fungicide resistance develops in Septoria tritici in Australia

Andrew Milgate, NSW DPI, talks about the development of fungicide resistance in Septoria tritici in Australia. It was filmed at the GRDC Septoria Fungicide Resistance and Management Workshop in August 2015.   This video is part of a series on Managing Septoria tritici in the High Rainfall Zone (Youtube playlist) […]

Minimising fungicide resistance in Septoria tritici

Andrew Milgate, NSW DPI, talks about minimising fungicide resistance in Septoria tritici. It was filmed at the GRDC Septoria Fungicide Resistance and Management Workshop in August 2015. This video is part of a series on Managing Septoria tritici in the High Rainfall Zone (Youtube playlist) Previous video: Fungicide resistance develops […]

DAFWA Webinar – Wheat Powdery Mildew in 2015 with Geoff Thomas

July 2015   Geoff Thomas from DAFWA describes wheat powdery mildew including factors influencing the survival of the pathogen, wheat varieties susceptible to the powdery mildew and fungicide management. Weather conditions in the WA Northern wheat belt this year have been favourable to the spread of wheat powdery mildew in […]

DAFWA Webinar Managing Barley Leaf Rust in 2015 with Kithsiri Jayasena

June 2015 Kithsiri Jayasena from DAFWA discusses the susceptibility of barley varieties to barley leaf rust and the management strategies available. The new pathotype of barley leaf rust, 5457P-, became established in southern WA in 2014. In 2014 an abundance of leaf rust was detected in the Lower Great Southern […]

It’s not always disease. Physiological damage to cereals.

  Cold weather can cause a physiological response in crops leading cereal leaves to turn yellow and barley to develop brown spots. These can be easily confused with disease symptoms and there can be a temptation to respond with a fungicide. It is important to confirm the presence of disease […]

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.

Getting the timing right for net blotch fungicides

By Mark McLean, DEDJTR Victoria. Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) can reduce grain yield and quality if it becomes severe. Check crops early in the growing season and be prepared to apply a foliar fungicide if necessary. Application of foliar fungicide is an important management tool that can provide […]

Latest on Pulses – 2015 GRDC Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on Pulse diseases including ascochyta, phytophthora, root lesion nematode and viruses. The following update papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2015. There were no papers presented in the Western region. Southern region papers Northern region papers […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2015 GRDC Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on Cereal diseases including Septoria tritici blotch of wheat, spot and net blotch of barley, rhizoctonia root rot, crown rot and the cereal rusts. The following update papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2015. Southern region […]

Root-lesion nematode

Root-lesion nematodes (RLN) are an important pest of broadacre crops. Yield loss is directly related to the population density at the time of sowing. Species in broadacre cropping include Pratylenchus thornei, P. neglectus, and in WA only: P. quasitereoides (also known as P. teres). The first step in managing RLN […]

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

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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 […]