Field Crop Diseases

Updated advice for chickpea Ascochyta and Botrytis Grey Mould management

By Kevin Moore, NSW DPI
Recommended management for Ascochyta blight and Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) in the Northern Region has been altered as a result of changes to predicted winter and spring rainfall. It is recommended that growers take a conservative approach to Ascochyta management and use an integrated disease management […]

Disease testing services around Australia

Crown rot stubble samples for disease testing

Accurate plant in-crop disease diagnosis is essential to selecting the appropriate management technique. Pre-season disease testing of seed or soil will give growers a good understanding of the risk of a particular disease developing. In season testing, provides a diagnosis of what is affecting the crop at that time and […]

Latest on Pulse disease – 2016 GRDC Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on Pulse diseases including ascochyta, phytophthora, root lesion nematode and viruses. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2015. There were no papers presented in the Western region.

Southern region papers
Northern region papers

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Latest on Cereal disease – 2016 GRDC Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on cereal diseases including Septoria tritici blotch of wheat, spot and net blotch of barley, rhizoctonia root rot, crown rot and the cereal rusts. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2016.

Southern region papers
Northern region […]

Latest on Oilseed disease – 2016 Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on oilseed diseases including sclerotinia and blackleg. Below are the take home messages from papers presented at the GRDC Updates in February and March 2016.

Northern Region
Southern Region
Western Region

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Northern Region
Weeds and crop stubble as a pathogen […]

Save now, pay later – don’t skip cereal seed treatments

Key messages

Seed treatments (pickles) effectively control bunt, smut and powdery mildew. Ensure they are applied every season as a small cost up front will ensure grain is accepted on delivery.
Seed treatments are becoming more important for the control of foliar diseases like the net blotches in barley and rusts in […]

Pulse diseases in 2015 – Implications for ascochyta management

February 2016
Dr Rohan Kimber, Plant Pathologist with the South Australian Research and Development Institute discusses the changes to ascochyta in pulses in 2015 in the southern region, and the implications for management in the 2016 season.
To report ascochyta on resistant pulse varieties please contact your local state department of agriculture. 
Victoria
Contact CropSafe […]

Blackleg monitoring sites 2015

By Marcroft Grains Pathology.

Our results for 2015:
Blackleg monitoring results for all 2015 canola producing regions are now available. The monitoring results PDF files below include the national summary, state summaries and individual NVT site results.

NSW Blackleg monitoring summaries 2015 (191kb PDF)
VIC Blackleg monitoring summaries 2015 (160kb PDF)
SA Blackleg monitoring summaries 2015 (179kb PDF)
WA […]