Tag archive: ascochyta

Blackspot Manager for field peas

Blackspot field peas

Blackspot Manager is a forecasting model for ascochyta blight (synonym: blackspot) of field peas. It can be used by agronomists and growers to help identify the best balance between early sowing and potential yield loss from ascochyta blight. Windborne ascochyta spores are released from infected stubble early in autumn, with timing […]

The Northern Chickpea Ascochyta Diaries

Chickpea Ascochyta - kevin moore

Do you find The Northern Chickpea Ascochyta Diaries useful? Tell us what you think in this 2 minute survey.  These diaries are intended to update chickpea growers in New South Wales and Queensland with the current Ascochyta situation in 2017. They will be updated with observations throughout the season. 30 […]

Top tips for managing pulse diseases in 2017

SARDI Pulse Pathologist Jenny Davidson gives an outline of the main pulse disease issues to watch out for heading into the 2017 season while at the February 2017 GRDC Research Update in Adelaide. In particular, Jenny addresses botrytis and chocolate spot as well as ascochyta resistance breakdown in lentils in […]

Back to back a bad call for chickpea growers

Chickpea Ascochyta - kevin moore

High grain prices are tempting at the best of times, particularly when another rotation staple is at historical lows. This it the predicament some chickpea growers are facing in the GRDC Northern Region, with high chickpea prices and low cereal prices heading into the 2017 season tempting some growers to […]

Apply fungicide to control Ascochyta in previously resistant chickpea crops

Chickpea growers in South Australia are advised to apply preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops ahead of rain events for Ascochyta blight control and continue to monitor the disease after reports of disease on previously resistant varieties. Following on from reports of severe Ascochyta blight affecting previously resistant chickpea varieties […]

Severe ascochyta in Victorian mallee chickpea crops – monitor and apply early preventative sprays

Growers in the Victorian Mallee are advised to apply early preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops for Ascochyta blight control and continue to monitor for disease after reports of Ascochyta blight on previously resistant varieties. In 2015 an outbreak of Ascochyta blight in a Kabuli chickpea trial in the southern […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]