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Tag archive: Western region

Cereal stubble-borne diseases require monitoring and management

Stubble-borne diseases such as yellow leaf spot (YLS) of wheat and spot form of net blotch (SFNB) of barley will need to be monitored during 2016 and foliar fungicides applied where necessary. These diseases will be common and most severe in early sown crops with wet seasonal conditions across the […]

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 Oilseed disease – 2016 Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on oilseed diseases including sclerotinia and blackleg. Below are the take home messages from papers presented at the GRDC Updates in February and March 2016. Northern Region Southern Region Western Region Click the paper titles to view the full papers. Northern Region Weeds […]

Sclerotinia survey for lupins and pulses

Reported incidences of Sclerotinia infection in lupin crops have increased across Western Australia’s southern grain growing districts this season. While the focus of the disease is predominantly on canola and lupins, other pulse crops including Chickpea, Faba beans, Field peas and Lentils can all be threatened by Sclerotinia. With the […]

DPIRD Webinar – Rhizoctonia in your paddocks with Daniel Huberli

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August 2015 – Daniel Huberli from DPIRD discusses how to identify what is causing a patch in your cereal crop and the options available to help you manage Rhizoctonia in your paddocks.   Rhizoctonia is found across the growing regions of WA. The SARDI Predicta B Soilborne Disease Tests show […]

Rusts in your Wheat Crop – DAFWA Webinar August 2015

August 2015   Geoff Thomas from DAFWA discusses rusts in wheat crops including leaf rust, stripe rust and stem rust. Leaf, Stripe and Stem rusts have been observed in regrowth and crops across WA this season. Reports of rust have most commonly been related to an autumn green bridge continuing […]

DAFWA Webinar – Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus with Brenda Coutts

August 2015 Brenda Coutts from DAFWA discusses Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus from symptoms, through risk cycles and onto management options. Summary: Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) infects all cereals and many annual grasses. It is spread by wheat curl mite and is seed-borne. Infection at early growth stages (pre-flowering) can […]

DAFWA Webinar – Wheat Powdery Mildew in 2015 with Geoff Thomas

July 2015   Geoff Thomas from DAFWA describes wheat powdery mildew including factors influencing the survival of the pathogen, wheat varieties susceptible to the powdery mildew and fungicide management. Weather conditions in the WA Northern wheat belt this year have been favourable to the spread of wheat powdery mildew in […]

DAFWA Webinar Managing Barley Leaf Rust in 2015 with Kithsiri Jayasena

June 2015 Kithsiri Jayasena from DAFWA discusses the susceptibility of barley varieties to barley leaf rust and the management strategies available. The new pathotype of barley leaf rust, 5457P-, became established in southern WA in 2014. In 2014 an abundance of leaf rust was detected in the Lower Great Southern […]

It’s not always disease. Physiological damage to cereals.

  Cold weather can cause a physiological response in crops leading cereal leaves to turn yellow and barley to develop brown spots. These can be easily confused with disease symptoms and there can be a temptation to respond with a fungicide. It is important to confirm the presence of disease […]

Resistant redlegged earthmites – status update WA

  Entomologist Svetlana Micic from the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia provides update on the status of resistant redlegged earthmites in WA. She outlines the current situation, management options and resistance testing for 2015. For resistance testing (WA only) please contact

Getting the timing right for net blotch fungicides

By Mark McLean, DEDJTR Victoria. Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) can reduce grain yield and quality if it becomes severe. Check crops early in the growing season and be prepared to apply a foliar fungicide if necessary. Application of foliar fungicide is an important management tool that can provide […]