Exacerbated by frost events, severe bacterial blight has recently been reported in the Mid and Upper North and Upper Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, increasing the importance of containment measures. Multiple frosts can cause bacterial blight epidemics to develop and may result in significant yield loss as the conditions provide […]
Chocolate spot is one of the most severe disease of faba bean in Victoria, SA and NSW, and occurs in all areas where the crop is grown. In light of recent persistent rains across the southern region, frequent rainfall events in combination with wet soils will contribute to humidity beneath […]
With Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) recently found in early sown lentil crops sown on narrow rows, vigilant disease monitoring and management is crucial now to minimise impact and yield loss. Conducive growing conditions this season have resulted in heavy crop canopies in many districts of South Australia and Victoria, which […]
Growers and advisors will need to remain vigilant and monitor crops closely for the presence of Russian wheat aphid (RWA), particularly in the Wimmera/Mallee region. Current reports indicate that RWA is widespread in the Wimmera and populations are becoming more evident in the Mallee. Russian wheat aphid has also been […]
Wheat leaf rust, barley leaf rust and wheat stripe rust have all been found in Victorian cereal crops. Growers and advisors are advised to inspect cereal crops for symptoms (Figure 1) and determine the need to apply foliar fungicides. Check the latest disease resistance ratings in the Victorian Cereal Disease Guide to identify varieties […]
Ascochyta blight in Genesis 090 chickpeas. Source: Peter Wendt
Chickpea growers in South Australia are advised to apply preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops ahead of rain events for Ascochyta blight control and continue to monitor the disease after reports of disease on previously resistant varieties.
Following on from reports of severe […]
Lupin crops across Victoria’s lupin growing regions have been experiencing high levels of Sclerotinia collar rot (caused by Sclerotinia minor) causing main stem infections as a result of cool wet conditions conducive to the disease. Some crops have been badly affected, particularly in the Victorian Mallee where infection levels of […]
Growers in the Victorian Mallee are advised to apply early preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops for Ascochyta blight control and continue to monitor for disease after reports of Ascochyta blight on previously resistant varieties.
In 2015 an outbreak of Ascochyta blight in a Kabuli chickpea trial in the southern […]
A new genetic discovery from an Ethiopian landrace has potential to significantly improve resistance in barley to powdery mildew.
For the first time researchers at the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) have found a gene that is resistant to all forms of powdery mildew, without affecting yield. The discovery […]
Scald has been detected in several early sown barley crops in the Wimmera and Mallee of Victoria. The disease has been favoured by wet seasonal conditions across the south eastern region and will be common in early sown crops and crops sown into barley stubble from 2014 and 2015. Scald […]