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Tag archive: scald

Be proactive in managing foliar diseases in barley to maximise returns

Spot form of net blotch on barley

Wet winter conditions have been ideal for foliar diseases to develop in barley crops across most of Victoria. Reports of spot form and net form of net blotch and scald have been common in susceptible varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee regions, prompting growers to consider if fungicides are warranted […]

Barley disease yield loss response curves

Trial plots for Barley disease yield loss response curves project.Source: Greg Platz.

Yield loss data is often generated by comparing trial plots with high disease levels and plots with no disease. Yield loss figures are then calculated based upon potential yield loss as a percentage of maximum yield in a susceptible variety. In an on-farm situation, disease pressure is more likely to […]

Proactively manage barley diseases in 2017 – interview with Mark McLean

Agronomists at field day with mark mclean discussing barley diseases.

After a bumper season in 2017 Victorian growers are reminded to be proactive in monitoring and management of barley diseases. Mark McLean, Barley Pathologist with Agriculture Victoria spoke to us at the Bendigo GRDC Updates and gives growers a heads up of what diseases are likely to pop up in […]

Check barley crops for scald and apply foliar fungicides if necessary

Scald has been detected in several early sown barley crops in the Wimmera and Mallee of Victoria. The disease has been favoured by wet seasonal conditions across the south eastern region and will be common in early sown crops and crops sown into barley stubble from 2014 and 2015. Scald […]