Field Crop Diseases

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 […]

How to use Hootsuite to manage Twitter

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 […]

Loose smut in Hindmarsh barley

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 […]

Finding the true value of Twitter

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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 […]

Viruses in pulse crops in the Northern region

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 […]