Tag archive: fungicide resistance

Reduce resistance risk with good fungicide management

Chemical drums and trailing boom spray in paddock. Source: Agriculture Victoria

Find this video helpful? Leave us some feedback in this 2 minute survey.  Nick Poole, Managing Director at the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) Australia highlights key considerations for the management of fungicides including reducing the risk of resistance. He stresses the importance of rotating fungicides to reduce the risk […]

Top 3 diseases to watch for fungicide resistance

Figure 1. A) Barley net form of net blotch, B) barley powdery mildew and C) Wheat powdery mildew have been highlighted in the 2016 Fungicide Resistance Group sampling report.

Three key fungicide resistance findings from the 2016 growing season remind Australian growers to stay vigilant when it comes to monitoring crop disease. These are findings of the annual sampling report by the Fungicide Resistance Group, a program within the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, co-supported by Curtin University […]

Using cancer technology for rapid detection of fungicide resistance

Grower samples from last year’s season, along with a machine normally used for detecting mutations in cancer cells, have led to the discovery of the first signs of mutations which could lead to fungicide resistance issues in wheat powdery mildew in Australia. Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction technology picks up mutations […]