2021 Disease guides for Victoria

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The Victorian pulse and cereal disease guides provide the latest information on disease management and disease resistance ratings.

2021 Disease Management – Pulses

There will be disease carryover into 2021 following high disease levels in 2020 crops. A proactive disease management strategy will reduce the risk of pulse diseases causing yield losses during 2021 and should include:

  1. Avoiding planting the crops into or adjacent to paddocks where there is the same stubble present from 2020
  2. Selecting resistant varieties where possible
  3. A fungicide management plan.

Summer rainfall during 2020/21 resulted in greater weed burdens and potentially more soil-borne disease. A PREDICTA®B test will identify paddocks at risk of many important soil-borne diseases.

For more information and to download the Victorian Pulse Disease Guide 2021.

2021 Disease Management – Cereals

Cereal diseases will need proactive management during 2021 as there will be disease carry over on both volunteer cereals growing over summer and stubble. During summer, the wetter conditions have increased the risk posed by rust and aphid spread viruses due to the green bridge.

Soil-borne diseases are a risk to cereals and testing before sowing (PREDICTA B®) allows paddocks at risk to be identified and less susceptible crops/varieties sown.

For more information and to download the Victorian Cereal Disease Guide 2021.

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