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New weapon in the arsenal to fight barley powdery mildew

A new genetic discovery from an Ethiopian landrace has potential to significantly improve resistance in barley to powdery mildew. For the first time researchers at the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) have found a gene that is resistant to all forms of powdery mildew, without affecting yield. The […]

Check barley crops for scald and apply foliar fungicides if necessary

Scald has been detected in several early sown barley crops in the Wimmera and Mallee of Victoria. The disease has been favoured by wet seasonal conditions across the south eastern region and will be common in early sown crops and crops sown into barley stubble from 2014 and 2015. Scald […]

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 […]

Webinar: Powdery mildew in wheat and the implications for this season in WA

Powdery mildew wheat Ciara Beard DAFWA

Early detection of powdery mildew in wheat in the Bindi Bindi region and south of Kadoux prompted the DAFWA team to present a webinar on powdery mildew in wheat and the implications for the 2016 season.  This webinar was presented on July 6, 2016. The key messages from the webinar […]

Webinar: Powdery mildew in wheat and the implications for this season in WA

Early detection of powdery mildew in wheat in the Bindi Bindi region and south of Kadoux prompted the DAFWA team to present a webinar on powdery mildew in wheat and the implications for the 2016 season.  This webinar was presented on July 6, 2016. The key messages from the webinar […]

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 […]

Cereal stubble-borne diseases require monitoring and management

Stubble-borne diseases such as yellow leaf spot (YLS) of wheat and spot form of net blotch (SFNB) of barley will need to be monitored during 2016 and foliar fungicides applied where necessary. These diseases will be common and most severe in early sown crops with wet seasonal conditions across the […]

Using cancer technology for rapid detection of fungicide resistance

Grower samples from last year’s season, along with a machine normally used for detecting mutations in cancer cells, have led to the discovery of the first signs of mutations which could lead to fungicide resistance issues in wheat powdery mildew in Australia. Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction technology picks up mutations […]

Updated advice for chickpea Ascochyta and Botrytis Grey Mould management

Recommended management for Ascochyta blight and Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) in the Northern Region has been altered as a result of changes to predicted winter and spring rainfall. It is recommended that growers take a conservative approach to Ascochyta management and use an integrated disease management strategy of agronomy and […]

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 Pulse disease – 2016 GRDC Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on Pulse diseases including ascochyta, phytophthora, root lesion nematode and viruses. The following 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 Click […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2016 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 papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2016. Southern region papers […]