Topic: faba bean

Spot the difference – Identifying faba bean diseases

Figure 4 Alternaria dark lesions often have a red-brown margin with concentric rings. SOURCE Frank Henry, Agriculture Victoria and Rohan Kimber, SARDI

This guide is provided to help growers and agronomists identify common faba bean diseases in the field including ascochyta blight, cercospora leaf spot, chocolate spot, alternaria leaf spot and rust. Correct identification is important because different fungicides are used to manage different fungal diseases.
In particular ascochyta blight, chocolate spot and […]

Sclerotinia survey for lupins and pulses

Sclerotinia on a lupin stem. This will result in total plant death and yield loss.
Reported incidences of Sclerotinia infection in lupin crops have increased across Western Australia’s southern grain growing districts this season. While the focus of the disease is predominantly on canola and lupins, other pulse crops including Chickpea, […]

Latest on Pulses – 2015 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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Viruses in pulse crops in the Northern region

Chickpea and other pulse crops in the Northern region can be significantly affected by a range of aphid transmitted viruses as was observed in chickpea crops in 2012 and 2013.
The effect of virus infection on plants include stunting, reddening, chlorosis, distortion, shoot tip wilting, reduced yield and grain quality and […]