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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 […]

Taking stock of what we know about Crown rot

Crown rot whiteheads in trial plot. Source Lee Hickey.

Crown rot has long been present in Australian cropping systems, but the introduction of minimum tillage systems, changing rainfall patterns and increased heat events has meant an increase in the severity and prevalence of this disease. This article looks at the key findings from the recent review Crown rot of […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2018 GRDC Update Papers

Cereal Crop

Keep up with the latest research information on cereal diseases including root diseases and crown rot. The following papers and key messages were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2018. Southern region papers Northern region papers Western region papers Read the key messages from each […]

Crown rot in winter cereals – Western region

West cereal crown rot 2017

*Information on crown rot symptoms and management is available in the article Crown rot in winter cereals During 2015 and 2016 there were low levels of crown rot in many wheat paddocks in the low to medium rainfall zones of WA. The severe level of disease experienced during the 2014 […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2016 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 papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2016. Southern region papers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Predicta B sampling and 2015 pre-season observations

Alan McKay video screenshot

Dr Alan McKay, SARDI, gives an update on PreDicta B soil testing at the GRDC updates in Ballarat, February 2015. He discusses how a new sampling procedure that includes stubble can greatly improve the accuracy of PreDicta B soil tests. He also outlines some of the early season trends identified […]