Tag archive: Western region

Spot the difference – identifying fungal diseases on canola

This article describes the different symptoms of blackleg, white leaf spot, downy mildew and alternaria leaf spot on canola.
Blackleg
Blackleg, caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans, is the most serious disease of canola in Australia. Blackleg lesions are grey, circular spots with black fruiting bodies (pycnidia) forming in the centre (Figures […]

Blackspot Manager for field peas

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 […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2016 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 2016.

Southern region papers
Northern region […]

Latest on Oilseed disease – 2016 Update papers

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.

Northern Region
Southern Region
Western Region

Click the paper titles to view the full papers.

Northern Region
Weeds and crop stubble as a pathogen […]

Blackleg monitoring sites 2015

By Marcroft Grains Pathology.

Our results for 2015:
Blackleg monitoring results for all 2015 canola producing regions are now available. The monitoring results PDF files below include the national summary, state summaries and individual NVT site results.

NSW Blackleg monitoring summaries 2015 (191kb PDF)
VIC Blackleg monitoring summaries 2015 (160kb PDF)
SA Blackleg monitoring summaries 2015 (179kb PDF)
WA […]

Sclerotinia survey for lupins and pulses

Sclerotinia on a lupin stem. This will result in total plant death and yield loss.
By Alan Meldrum, Pulse Australia.
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 […]