Tag archive: charcoal rot

Re-visiting management options for charcoal rot in sorghum

Figure 1. Sorghum crop in Bongeen Qld, January 2018_Dante Adorada USQ

With the summer cropping season nearing completion, growers are hoping for an above average yield of sorghum crop for the 2017/2018 summer growing season in the Northern Region. Crops looked good as of the end of January (Figure 1), but by mid-February tweets were flying and phone calls were being […]

Sunflower Growers Guide to Integrated Disease Management

GRDC Sunflower tips and tricks cover

By Sue Thompson, University of Southern Queensland. A new guide to Successful sunflower production using integrated disease management (IDM) provides information on managing diseases in sunflower within the context of the whole farm rotation. Comprehensive ready reckoner tables allow growers to review the impact that rotational crops will have on […]

Charcoal Rot in Lupins

Charcoal rot was confirmed in a number Western Australian lupin crops in 2014 (DAFWA Pest Fax newsletter, No. 20); a likely consequence of the hot and dry conditions experienced during August. Normally charcoal rot does not reduce lupin crop yields as symptoms only appear after pod set.¬†However, unseasonable heat in […]