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Tag archive: cereal

Latest on Cereal diseases – 2019 GRDC Update papers

Net form of net blotch in wheat

Keep up with the latest research information in cereal diseases: Stem Rust, Net Form of Net Blotch, Crown Rot, Yellow Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew and Barley Loose Smut. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2019. The papers are sorted by region. […]

Top five articles of 2018

Top five articles of 2018

Take a look at the most popular top five articles articles and videos from 2018. In 2018 GRDC Communities Field Crop Diseases published 27 articles covering many disease issues which impact on grains production. These articles were prepared with, and reviewed by, members of our Community of Practice, Australia’s leading […]

When drought meets disease: what can we expect for our 2018 winter cereals?

Figure 1. Cereal crop exhibiting honey brown discolouration of stem bases which is characteristic of crown rot infection disease cereals (right) versus healthy crop (left). Source: Toni Petronaitis

Severe rain deficiencies persist in Central and Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland, with drier than average conditions expected for the growing season.  This widespread drought in the northern grains region has left growers with limited options for sowing their winter cereal crops. However, dry conditions can also bring […]

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 […]

Getting the timing right for net blotch fungicides

By Mark McLean, DEDJTR Victoria. Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) can reduce grain yield and quality if it becomes severe. Check crops early in the growing season and be prepared to apply a foliar fungicide if necessary. Application of foliar fungicide is an important management tool that can provide […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2015 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 update papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2015. Southern region […]

Don’t rely on fungicides for net blotch and septoria

Nick Poole, Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) Australia talks about fungicide resistance at the GRDC updates in Adelaide, February 2015. He warns not to rely on fungicides to control Net Form of Net Blotch (NFNB) and Septoria tritici Blotch (STB). Use an Integrated Disease Management (IDM) package to prevent pathogen […]

DAFWA 2014 Disease and Pest Update

Plant Pathologists and Entomologists from the WA Department of Agriculture and Food delivered a webinar in December 2014 on Pest and Disease research results and seasonally topical crop protection issues. The webinar recording can be viewed below. The webinar provided valuable information to anybody associated with grains production in WA. […]

Loose smut in Hindmarsh barley

Increasing incidences of loose smut infections in Hindmarsh barley crops in South Australia and Western Australia has prompted investigation into the effectiveness of seed treatments in controlling the disease, particularly in susceptible varieties. Observations made by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) pathology team over the past three […]