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Field Crop Diseases



Pulse disease management for 2017

lentils ascochyta

With the 2017 growing season approaching, now is the time to set preventative practices in place to minimise the potential impact of disease in this year’s pulse crops. Ascochyta blight was a major issue for chickpea growers across the southern region due to changes in the virulence of the pathogen […]

Blackleg monitoring sites – 2016 results

Blackleg monitoring sites

Blackleg monitoring results for all 2016 canola producing regions are now available. In 2016 cultivars representing each of the resistance groups were sown at 37 trials across Australia and monitored for levels of blackleg disease. These data indicate which resistance groups have higher levels of disease compared to the other resistance […]

Net form of net blotch fungicide resistance discovered in WA

Net form of net blotch

Following the discovery of fungicide-resistant net form of net blotch (NFNB) in Western Australia (Figure 1), a costly problem may be about to get a whole lot bigger. The resistance was detected by fungicide resistance researchers of the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM), with NFNB estimated to cost […]

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. […]

Consider crop maturity to determine management of ascochyta blight (blackspot) in field peas

Severe infections of ascochyta blight have recently been found in Victorian Wimmera Mallee and South Australian field pea crops .  The extended cool and wet conditions have been conducive for the disease to cycle continuously, creating spore showers that have infected the upper canopy. In a wet season such as […]

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 […]

How your farm samples help improve varietal resistance

Research programs are often asking for growers and advisors to send in disease samples to assist in their research, but how does this lead to more profitable varieties for you? How are your samples used by researchers to ensure new varieties have improved disease resistance? The following article hopes to […]

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 […]

Bacterial blight in field peas

Exacerbated by frost events, severe bacterial blight has recently been reported in the Mid and Upper North and Upper Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, increasing the importance of containment measures. Multiple frosts can cause bacterial blight epidemics to develop and may result in significant yield loss as the conditions provide […]