Field Crop Diseases

What caused low levels of fusarium head blight in 2016?

We caught up with Steven Simpfendorfer, Senior Cereal Pathologist with NSW DPI at the Goondiwindi GRDC Research Update to have a chat about where low levels of Fusarium head blight came from in 2016, and what growers should be doing to manage infected seed and crown rot inoculum levels. This […]

Don’t be complacent with rust management in the Northern Region

Although rust wasn’t a major issue for growers in the Northern Region in 2016, Senior Cereal Pathologist Steven Simpfendorfer, NSW DPI warns growers not to be complacent when it comes to managing rust in 2017.
Further information

Rustbust
QLD Wheat Variety Guide
NSW Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide

Acknowledgements
Lise Snyman, QDAF
 

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 […]

Latest on Canola disease – 2017 GRDC Update Papers

Keep up with the latest research information on canola diseases including blackleg and sclerotinia. 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:

Cereal disease papers
Pulse disease papers

Southern Region
Canola disease […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2017 GRDC Update Papers

Keep up with the latest research information on cereal diseases including Septoria tritici blotch of wheat, crown rot, rust, Fusarium head blight, and yellow leaf spot. 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 […]

Blackleg monitoring sites – 2016 results

Blackleg monitoring results for all 2016 canola producing regions are now available. In 2016 cultivars representing each of the resistance groups were sown at 37 trials across Australia and monitored for levels of blackleg disease. These data indicate which resistance groups have higher levels of disease compared to the other resistance […]

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 […]

Net form of net blotch fungicide resistance discovered in WA

Figure 1: Five locations across Western Australia have tested positive to the resistant strain of net form net blotch: Kojonup; Beverley; Bakers Hill; West Arthur; Dandaragan.
Following the discovery of fungicide-resistant net-form of net blotch (NFNB) in Western Australia (Figure 1), a costly problem may be about to get a whole […]