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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Using Esri Story Maps is a great way to share your information and story with a wide variety of stakeholders with no coding experience necessary. Story Maps is driven by ArcGIS Online and provides a great method for communicating information and engaging your audience in a graphical and narrative way. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Research programs are often asking for growers and advisors to send in disease samples to assist in their research, but how does this lead to more profitable varieties for you? How are your samples used by researchers to ensure new varieties have improved disease resistance?
Stop the Spot
Stop the Spot is […]
This series of podcasts is hosted by Dominie Wright, Research Officer with DPIRD, WA. Dominie discusses current pest and disease issues relevant to WA growers and advisers with DPIRD researchers. The episodes cover:
Russian Wheat Aphid in Crops with Dusty Severston
Slugs in Crops with Svetlana Micic
Earwigs in crops with Svetlana Micic
Low levels of loose smut are being observed in some barley crops in Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales, particularly Hindmarsh, LaTrobe and Spartacus. Loose smut has been an issue in Hindmarsh in SA and WA in previous years.
Smut infections have been found in crops that have had […]