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 […]
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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.
24 May 2017
Figure 1. Ascochyta blight stem lesion at 5-6 node stage
Ascochyta blight has been found in a chickpea crop 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 […]
Although rust wasn’t a major issue for growers in the Northern Region in 2016, Senior Cereal Pathologist Steven Simpfendorfer, NSW DPI warns growers not to be complacent when it comes to managing rust in 2017.
QLD Wheat Variety Guide
NSW Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide
Lise Snyman, QDAF
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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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 2016.
Southern region papers
Northern region […]
Keep up with the latest research information on oilseed diseases including sclerotinia and blackleg. Below are the take home messages from papers presented at the GRDC Updates in February and March 2016.
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Weeds and crop stubble as a pathogen […]
The Cereal Disease Guides are essential reading to learn about the latest changes to disease resistance, particularly given changes to wheat leaf rust ratings. The Guides also summarise what happened in the last season and what diseases are likely in the coming year.
The resistance ratings in the guides are an […]
This may be the last our last ‘Spotted this week’ for the year depending on how the next week turns out. Unfortunately, looks like a hot start to October.
[View the story “Spotted this week in #AusCropDiseases 2/10/2015” on Storify]