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Management of stripe rust with resistant varieties and fungicides

There were several reports of stripe rust in Victorian wheat crops this season, despite the limited green bridge over the previous summer and a dry spring. Stripe rust reports were closely followed by questions about the economic benefits of using a fungicide for control. This article aims to look at […]

Charcoal Rot in Lupins

Charcoal rot was confirmed in a number Western Australian lupin crops in 2014 (DAFWA Pest Fax newsletter, No. 20); a likely consequence of the hot and dry conditions experienced during August.

Normally charcoal rot does not reduce lupin crop yields as symptoms only appear after pod set. However, unseasonable heat in […]

Root-lesion nematode survey of Central Queensland

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What is the problem?
What did we find?
How does Central Queensland compare to other regions?
What does it mean for me?
Further information

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Root-lesion nematodes were found in 28% of the Central Queensland paddocks sampled.
Sowing resistant and tolerant crops like sorghum, maize and cotton or wheat varieties like Suntop or Gauntlet will […]

Using TweetDeck to manage Twitter

TweetDeck is the free tool provided by Twitter which makes tracking and managing your tweets and engaging with others easier. TweetDeck is available as a Windows, Mac, or Chrome app and can be used with multiple Twitter accounts.
This 40 minute webinar aired on November 14. The webinar is a collaboration […]

Ascochyta blight – chickpea isolate survey

Dr Rebecca Ford from The University of Melbourne, discusses the survey of isolate pathogencity in Ascochyta blight in chickpea. She describes the recent discovery of isolates that are more pathogenic on varieties such as HatTrick and Genesis 090, and how these isolates will contribute to developing Ascochyta resistance within the […]