Category: Cereal diseases

Crown rot in winter cereals -Western region

*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 season […]

Crown rot in winter cereals – Southern region

 
*Information on crown rot symptoms and management is available in the article Crown rot in winter cereals
South Australia
In the main South Australian grain growing areas in 2017, crops generally established late or were sown early but did not receive follow-up rains for 4-8 weeks. In the South East many crops […]

Crown rot in winter cereals -Northern region

*Information on crown rot symptoms and management is available in the article Crown rot in winter cereals
Dry seasonal conditions across much of NSW and Qld cropping areas favoured the expression of crown rot in wheat, barley and durum crops in 2017. Unfortunately, dry conditions during winter even resulted in crown […]

Crown rot in winter cereals

Dry seasonal conditions across much of Australia in 2017 favoured the expression of whiteheads in wheat crops associated with infection by the fungal disease crown rot.
Crown rot infection of seedlings is favoured by a wet start to the season. If the season stays wet and/or mild there may be no […]

Eyespot of winter cereals – an emerging disease

Eyespot is a fungal disease of cereals which occurs in medium and high rainfall zones and has been known to occur in paddocks in New South Wales and South Australia for many years. More recently, with changes in farming systems, eyespot has been causing increasing problems in South Australia. In […]

Latest on crop disease – 2017 GRDC mid-year update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on crop diseases including blackleg, sclerotinia, wheat rusts and septoria.  The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in July and August 2017. Click the paper titles to view the full papers.
Spray boom technology – improving coverage and managing drift
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Reduce resistance risk with good fungicide management

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

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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 of […]

Diagnosing plant diseases: What do we ask and why do we ask for it?

Diagnosing a plant disease or other injury is like going to a medical doctor who must ask several questions before making an accurate diagnosis and recommending a treatment. If you withhold information, it can lead to a misdiagnosis. The same goes for crop diseases. Plant pathologists, specifically diagnosticians, are often […]