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Author: Dr Steve Marcroft

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  • Keeping canola ahead of evolving blackleg
    Keeping canola ahead of evolving blackleg
    Author: Dr Angela Van de Wouw, Associate Professor Alexander Idnurm, Dr Steve Marcroft, Dr Susie Sprague, 14 May 2021

    Shifts in the efficacy of genetic resistance to blackleg and changing farm practices mean staying ahead of this evolving pathogen takes constant vigilance. Both early sowing and stubble retention practices have an impact on infection patterns and management practices.

  • Opportunities to expand blackleg resistance pool
    Opportunities to expand blackleg resistance pool
    Author: Dr Susie Sprague, Dr Luke Barrett, Professor Jacqui Batley, Dr Angela Van de Wouw, Dr Steve Marcroft, 02 May 2021

    New research has identified three major resistance genes for blackleg in canola, developed markers, and is working to better understand how minor gene resistance is expressed. Screening shows that one of these major genes is present in most historic and many current Australian varieties.

  • Investment in screening program to help fight canola devastation caused by blackleg
    Investment in screening program to help fight canola devastation caused by blackleg
    Author: Dr Steve Marcroft, 09 Aug 2019

    Investment in screening program to help fight canola devastation caused by blackleg.

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