Tag archive: barley

Proactively manage barley disease in 2017 – interview with Mark McLean

Agronomists at field day with mark mclean with youtube icon overlay

After a bumper season in 2017 Victorian growers are reminded to be proactive in monitoring and management of barley diseases. Mark McLean, Barley Pathologist with Agriculture Victoria spoke to us at the Bendigo GRDC Updates and gives growers a heads up of what diseases are likely to pop up in […]

Top 3 diseases to watch for fungicide resistance

Figure 1. A) Barley net form of net blotch, B) barley powdery mildew and C) Wheat powdery mildew have been highlighted in the 2016 Fungicide Resistance Group sampling report.

Three key fungicide resistance findings from the 2016 growing season remind Australian growers to stay vigilant when it comes to monitoring crop disease.
These are findings of the annual sampling report by the Fungicide Resistance Group, a program within the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, co-supported by Curtin University and […]

DAFWA Webinar – Rhizoctonia in your paddocks with Daniel Huberli

August 2015
Daniel Huberli from DAFWA discusses how to identify what is causing a patch in your cereal crop and the options available to help you manage Rhizoctonia in your paddocks.
Rhizoctonia is found across the growing regions of WA. The SARDI Predicta B Soilborne Disease Tests show a third of WA […]

DAFWA Webinar – Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus with Brenda Coutts

August 2015

Brenda Coutts from DAFWA discusses Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus from symptoms, through risk cycles and onto management options.
Summary:
Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) infects all cereals and many annual grasses. It is spread by wheat curl mite and is seed-borne
Infection at early growth stages (pre-flowering) can lead to high yield […]

It’s not always disease. Physiological damage to cereals.

Physiological yellowing in barley, photo: Steven Simpfendorfer, NSW DPI
Cold weather can cause a physiological response in crops leading cereal leaves to turn yellow and barley to develop brown spots. These can be easily confused with disease symptoms and there can be a temptation to respond with a fungicide. It is […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2015 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 2015.

Southern region papers
Western region […]

Don’t rely on fungicides for net blotch and septoria

Nick Poole, Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) Australia talks about fungicide resistance at the GRDC updates in Adelaide, February 2015.
He warns not to rely on fungicides to control Net Form of Net Blotch (NFNB) and Septoria tritici Blotch (STB). Use an Integrated Disease Management (IDM) package to prevent pathogen resistance […]

Predicta B sampling and 2015 pre-season observations

Dr Alan McKay, SARDI, gives an update on PreDicta B soil testing at the GRDC updates in Ballarat, February 2015.
He discusses how a new sampling procedure that includes stubble can greatly improve the accuracy of PreDicta B soil tests. He also outlines some of the early season trends identified by […]

DAFWA 2014 Disease and Pest Update

Plant Pathologists and Entomologists from the WA Department of Agriculture and Food delivered a webinar in December 2014 on Pest and Disease research results and seasonally topical crop protection issues. The webinar recording can be viewed below.
The webinar provided valuable information to anybody associated with grains production in WA.
The webinar […]