Topic: wheat

Latest on crop disease – 2017 GRDC mid-year update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on crop diseases including blackleg, sclerotinia, wheat rusts and septoria.  The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in July and August 2017. Click the paper titles to view the full papers.
Spray boom technology – improving coverage and managing drift
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Protect wheat from Septoria tritici this spring

Septoria tritici with black fruiting bodies pycinidia. Source: Grant Hollaway (Agriculture Victoria)

Septoria tritici blotch is present in wheat crops in the Victoria Wimmera and across the medium and high rainfalls regions of SA. Agronomists and growers are encouraged to monitor their wheat for symptoms, with a view to fungicide control if necessary.
This disease was common at low levels in the Wimmera […]

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 […]

Stop the Spot continues the fight

Yellow spot causes tan – coloured lesions on the leaves that are surrounded by yellow halos.
Growers and advisers are being encouraged to send in samples of leaves with yellow spot and join researchers in the fight against yellow spot.
Results from the second year of the Stop the Spot campaign have […]

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 […]

Northern wheat leaf rust alert

By Stephen Neate, USQ. September 2015.
Wheat leaf rust has now been found at significant levels at a site in Southern Queensland indicating that inoculum is in the region and conditions are suitable for infection.
Due to a new strain first detected during 2014 more than 25% of the bread wheat […]