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 […]
Tag archive: Western region
Stubble-borne diseases such as yellow leaf spot (YLS) of wheat and spot form of net blotch (SFNB) of barley will need to be monitored during 2016 and foliar fungicides applied where necessary. These diseases will be common and most severe in early sown crops with wet seasonal conditions across the […]
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.
Click the paper titles to view the full papers.
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 […]
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)
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 […]
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]
By Marcroft Grains Pathology.
Figure 1. Blackleg leaf lesion on canola
Blackleg is a fungal disease of canola that can cause severe yield loss. It is more severe in areas of intensive canola production as fungal spores are released from the previous year’s canola stubble and spread by wind and rain splash. With good […]
Tweet with #AusCropDiseases and LOCATION to find your SPOT in next week.
[View the story “Spotted this week in #AusCropDiseases 25/9/2015” on Storify]