Field Crop Diseases

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.
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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 […]

Consider crop maturity to determine management of ascochyta blight (blackspot) in field peas

Severe infections of ascochyta blight have recently been found in Victorian Wimmera Mallee and South Australian field pea crops .  The extended cool and wet conditions have been conducive for the disease to cycle continuously, creating spore showers that have infected the upper canopy. In a wet season such as […]

Webinar: Running Effective Webinars

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 […]

Webinar: UAVs in the USA

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 […]