Growers are now able to utilise the PREDICTA® B DNA-based soil test to detect the presence of Ascochyta blight inoculum (Phoma rabiei) in their paddocks. Initial testing has shown that the Ascochyta fungus was detected in 35 per cent of samples from the Northern Region. This finding is a concern […]
Jennifer Chilek, eLearning and Extension specialist from Texas A&M University presented this webinar on 10th May 2016. Jennifer Chilek has been using technology to teach and teaching people to use technology for communication and educational outreach for nearly 2 decades. The webinar covers all aspects of how to run an […]
Find out how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being used in agriculture in the USA. What types are most popular and why, the basics of getting off the ground, and what’s on the horizon for the use of drones in agriculture.
In this one hour webinar recorded for eXtensionAUS, Victor Villegas […]
Management of the major mungbean diseases in Australia
Presented at Towoomba, Chinchilla and Mullaley by Lisa Kelly DAF QLD
For management of halo blight and tan spot: Plant seed with the lowest possible levels of infection, use varieties with higher levels of resistance, clean harvesting equipment, control weeds and volunteers, and […]
Early detection of powdery mildew in wheat in the Bindi Bindi region and south of Kadoux prompted the DAFWA team to present a webinar on powdery mildew in wheat and the implications for the 2016 season. This webinar was presented on July 6, 2016.
The key messages from the webinar […]
Monitor crops for blackleg
Growers are usually encouraged to monitor for blackleg in the spring. However, in 2016 widespread, severe early blackleg leaf lesions have occurred across Australia’s canola growing regions.
The increased incidence of early disease is due to the following key factors:
continued leaf wetness driving the disease cycle;
the blackleg […]
A range of smart phone apps and online tools, developed in conjunction with Australian plant pathologists and grains researchers, are helping farmers to identify crop diseases and construct appropriate management plans with just the push of a button.
With smart phone and tablet adoption by farmers now exceeding that of the general […]