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Preliminary PREDICTA® B results show prevalence of Ascochyta inoculum

Figure 1 Ascochyta blight (Phoma rabiei) population density in PREDICTA® B and NVT sites in 2017

Growers are now able to utilise the PREDICTA® B DNA-based soil test to detect the presence of Ascochyta blight inoculum (Phoma rabiei) in their paddocks. Initial testing has shown that the Ascochyta fungus was detected in 35 per cent of samples from the Northern Region. This finding is a concern […]

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 […]

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 […]