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Pulse diseases in 2015 – Implications for ascochyta management

February 2016 – Dr Rohan Kimber, Plant Pathologist with the South Australian Research and Development Institute discusses the changes to ascochyta in pulses in 2015 in the southern region, and the implications for management in the 2016 season.   To report ascochyta on resistant pulse varieties please contact your local state […]

Australian Field Crop Disease Guide App

National Variety Trials (NVT) has launched the national Crop Disease au app. The NVT app is designed enable agronomists and farmers to quickly identify disease resistance ratings for each crop variety and compare the ratings for a number of varieties. It allows users to select their state and access tailored […]

Sclerotinia survey for lupins and pulses

Reported incidences of Sclerotinia infection in lupin crops have increased across Western Australia’s southern grain growing districts this season. While the focus of the disease is predominantly on canola and lupins, other pulse crops including Chickpea, Faba beans, Field peas and Lentils can all be threatened by Sclerotinia. With the […]

DPIRD Webinar – Rhizoctonia in your paddocks with Daniel Huberli

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August 2015 – Daniel Huberli from DPIRD discusses how to identify what is causing a patch in your cereal crop and the options available to help you manage Rhizoctonia in your paddocks.   Rhizoctonia is found across the growing regions of WA. The SARDI Predicta B Soilborne Disease Tests show […]

Rusts in your Wheat Crop – DAFWA Webinar August 2015

August 2015   Geoff Thomas from DAFWA discusses rusts in wheat crops including leaf rust, stripe rust and stem rust. Leaf, Stripe and Stem rusts have been observed in regrowth and crops across WA this season. Reports of rust have most commonly been related to an autumn green bridge continuing […]

Botrytis grey mould and frost in lentil crops

This is an industry alert regarding the activity of Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) activity in lentil crops across South Australia. Key Message Conditions have been favourable for Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) activity in lentil across SA , therefore it extremely wise to protect the highly valued crop. Lentil crops that […]

Ascochyta found in previously resistant chickpeas

9 Sept 2015. There are several confirmed reports of Ascochyta blight (AB), caused by the pathogenic fungus Phoma rabiei (previously referred to as Ascochyta rabiei) in commercial crops of the previously resistant chickpeas in the Victorian Mallee. *It has since been found on the Yorke Peninsula, SA in Genesis 090 […]

Septoria tritici lifecycle and management

Grant Hollaway, DEDJTR Victoria, talks about the lifecycle and management of the disease Septoria tritici in the High Rainfall Zone. 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 […]

Septoria in the HRZ – An agronomist’s view

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Philip Hawker, Western AG Pty Ltd, talks about managing the disease Septoria tritici in the High Rainfall Zone. 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 […]

DAFWA Webinar – Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus with Brenda Coutts

August 2015 Brenda Coutts from DAFWA discusses Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus from symptoms, through risk cycles and onto management options. Summary: Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) infects all cereals and many annual grasses. It is spread by wheat curl mite and is seed-borne. Infection at early growth stages (pre-flowering) can […]

What Australia can learn from the UK about Septoria tritici?

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Patrick Stephenson, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, UK, talks about what Australia can learn about the UK experience in managing 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 […]

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) […]