Tag archive: ascochyta

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 […]

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 […]

Ascochyta blight – chickpea isolate survey

Dr Rebecca Ford

Dr Rebecca Ford from The University of Melbourne, discusses the survey of isolate pathogenicity in Ascochyta blight in chickpea. She describes the recent discovery of isolates that are more pathogenic on varieties such as HatTrick and Genesis 090, and how these isolates will contribute to developing Ascochyta resistance within the […]

Ascochyta infected chickpea area widens in the north

Ascochyta waterlogging

The area of chickpea affected by Ascochyta Blight, (caused by the fungus Phoma rabiei, formerly Ascochyta rabiei) has increased considerably since the last update on 14 August 2014. Ascochyta blight has been found north in the Darling Downs of Southern Queensland and south at Forbes in central NSW. To the […]

Chickpea Ascochyta Alert – Northern Region

Ascochyta in Chickpea

Chickpea Ascochyta blight has been confirmed in several crops of chickpeas with improved Ascochyta resistance. On 8 July, Dr Kevin Moore, plant pathologist based at NSWDPI, Tamworth, confirmed chickpea Ascochyta blight in a crop of Flipper at North Star NE Moree. From then to 10 August, Kevin found the disease […]