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 […]
With it’s never ending Tsunami of information, Twitter can sometimes seem overwhelming and near impossible to follow.
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Presented by Victor Villegas (AKA @TwitrNinja) this webinar shows how to cut down the information overload and tame the sea of Twitter chaos by using Hootsuite, a web application […]
Increasing incidences of loose smut infections in Hindmarsh barley crops in South Australia and Western Australia has prompted investigation into the effectiveness of seed treatments in controlling the disease, particularly in susceptible varieties.
Observations made by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) pathology team over the past three years […]
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Heard of Twitter but not sure of the value for your business or network? Wondering how tweeting or boosting can increase your profile and the effectiveness of your message? Or already tweeting but want to increase your reach? This is the webinar for you!
In this webinar, Victor Villegas and Stephen Judd from the eXtension Network […]
The area of chickpea affected by Ascochyta Blight, (caused by the fungus Phoma rabiei, formerly Ascochyta rabiei) has increased considerably since the last update on 14 August 2014. Ascochyta blight has been found north in the Darling Downs of Southern Queensland and south at Forbes in central NSW. To the […]
This is an extract from a presentation made by Sue Thompson at a soybean research meeting in Griffith, NSW on 23 September 2014.
Diaporthe is a fungal pathogen that causes phomopsis stem canker on sunflower and phomopsis stem and pod blight on soybean. This presentation discusses symptoms, hosts, survival and how […]
As growers in the southern region move closer to the ‘business end’ of the cropping season the true effects of earlier infestations of Green Peach Aphid (PDF 4 Mb) (Myzus persicae) and Beet Western Yellows Virus (BWYV) in canola crops are being realised.
The encouraging news is that although early infected […]
Chickpea and other pulse crops in the Northern region can be significantly affected by a range of aphid transmitted viruses as was observed in chickpea crops in 2012 and 2013.
The effect of virus infection on plants include stunting, reddening, chlorosis, distortion, shoot tip wilting, reduced yield and grain quality and […]
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This map shows the locations of samples which tested positive (red) or negative (blue) for Beet western yellows virus (BWYV) in NSW, SA and Victoria as of 17/09/2014 by closest town. Below is a map of West Australian research […]
There have been multiple reports of stripe rust in Victoria. It has been reported in cv. Corack at Mitiamo and cv. Mace wheat near Nhill. Now is the time to consider fungicide application, especially for susceptible varieties. Check a current Victorian Cereal Disease Guide for the latest ratings and […]