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Tag archive: common root rot

Survival, spread and controlling crown rot

Crown rot in wheat

Toni Petrionatis from NSW DPI, explains her new project looking at survival, spread and innovative control methods of crown rot in winter cereals with a few handy tips for growers looking to manage crown rot in their crops. Preliminary research has found that the crown rot fungus is not just […]

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. ┬áThis 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 […]