Blackspot Manager is a forecasting model for ascochyta blight (synonym: blackspot) of field peas. It can be used by agronomists and growers to help identify the best balance between early sowing and potential yield loss from ascochyta blight. Windborne ascochyta spores are released from infected stubble early in autumn, with timing […]
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These diaries are intended to update chickpea growers in New South Wales and Queensland with the current Ascochyta situation in 2017. They will be updated with observations throughout the season.
30 June 2017 […]
SARDI Pulse Pathologist Jenny Davidson gives an outline of the main pulse disease issues to watch out for heading into the 2017 season while at the February 2017 GRDC Research Update in Adelaide. In particular, Jenny addresses botrytis and chocolate spot as well as ascochyta resistance breakdown in lentils in […]
High grain prices are tempting at the best of times, particularly when another rotation staple is at historical lows. This it the predicament some chickpea growers are facing in the GRDC Northern Region, with high chickpea prices and low cereal prices heading into the 2017 season tempting some growers to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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.
Contact CropSafe […]
By Mary Raynes, Pulse Australia. 9 Sept 2015.
There are several confirmed reports of Ascochyta blight (AB), caused by the pathogenic fungus Phoma rabiei (previously referred to as Ascochyta rabiei) in commercial crops of the previously resistant chickpeas in the Victorian Mallee.
*It has since been found on the Yorke Peninsula, SA […]