Category: Pulse diseases

Chocolate Spot in Vetch – Northern Victorian Mallee

Figure 2. Botrytis spp. causing Chocolate spot in vetch.

This article was originally published as an Agriculture Victoria CropSafe Crop Alert.
Chocolate spot has been found in some early sown vetch crops in the Northern Victorian Mallee. This disease develops in warm and humid canopies. Given suitable conditions this can be a damaging disease that may warrant control with fungicides, […]

The Northern Chickpea Ascochyta Diaries

These diaries are intended to update chickpea growers in New South Wales and Queensland with the current Ascochyta situation in 2017. They will be updated with observations throughout the season.
24 May 2017
Figure 1. Ascochyta blight stem lesion at 5-6 node stage
Ascochyta blight has been found in a chickpea crop in […]

Blackspot Manager for field peas

Blackspot Manager is a forecasting model for ascochyta blight (synonym: blackspot) of field peas. It can be used by agronomists and growers to help identify the best balance between early sowing and potential yield loss from ascochyta blight. Windborne ascochyta spores are released from infected stubble early in autumn, with […]

Connecting the farm: Digital Ag and the “Internet of Things”

We recently held a webinar which provided an introduction to the concept of the ‘Internet of Things’. IoT is The networking of “things” like electronic devices, sensors and machinery has the potential to create efficiencies across all facets of life, and on farm.  
Jeff Hino, Digital Strategy consultant (previously Learning […]

Latest on Pulse disease – 2017 GRDC Update Papers

Keep up with the latest research information on pulse diseases including chocolate spot, Phytophthora root tot and Ascochyta blight. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2017. Click the paper titles to view the full papers. We’ve also pulled together all the:

Canola disease […]

Managing Ascochyta inoculum key to reducing impact on 2017 chickpea crops

Following a high incidence of Ascochyta blight in 2016 chickpea crops throughout northern NSW and Queensland, there will be a large amount of ascochyta inoculum to infect 2017 chickpea crops.  This inoculum will be present in three forms:

Ascochyta infected chickpea residue being discharged out the back of headers or spread […]