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  • Fungicide resistance – a mounting problem in Australia
    Diseases, 05 Feb 2024
    Fungicide resistance – a mounting problem in Australia

    Fungicide resistance is a pervasive concern for grain growers across Australia, as increasingly more resistant pathogens are identified. Keeping up to date with the latest industry knowledge of the subject is key to managing resistant pathogens.

  • Knowledgeable growers - the frontline defence
    Diseases, 02 Feb 2024
    Knowledgeable growers - the frontline defence

    Into its second iteration, with GRDC investment, the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) continues to support growers and advisers to be informed about the prevalence and management of fungicide resistance in their region

  • Curbing the rise of fungicide resistance
    Diseases, 01 Feb 2024
    Curbing the rise of fungicide resistance

    To curb an escalating storm of fungicide resistance in Australian cropping systems, GRDC supports the activities of the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension network, headquartered at Curtin University. Since 2019 AFREN has brought together regional pathologists to support growers to mitigate fungicide resistance by providing testing services, integrated disease management guidelines and related research.

  • Reaping the benefits of monitoring cereal rust pathotypes
    Diseases, 09 Nov 2023
    Reaping the benefits of monitoring cereal rust pathotypes

    Efforts are made to monitor the pathotypes (strains, races) of cereal rust pathogens that occur in many of the world’s cereal growing regions. Growers can only reap the full benefit of this work if it underpins resistance pre-breeding, breeding and post-release management of cereal varieties.

  • Workshops get to the root of soil diseases
    Diseases, 13 Oct 2023
    Workshops get to the root of soil diseases

    A now-completed national extension program targeted the ability to diagnose soil-borne pathogens, with the resulting resources and manuals continuing to be available to growers and advisers

  • Sclerotinia management in WA’s lupin crops
    Diseases, 27 Sep 2023
    Sclerotinia management in WA’s lupin crops

    The susceptibility of lupins and canola to sclerotinia stem rot has created the need to optimise disease control strategies when the crops are grown in close rotation in WA

  • First reports of wheat stripe rust for 2023 suggest widespread over-seasoning
    Diseases, 30 Aug 2023
    First reports of wheat stripe rust for 2023 suggest widespread over-seasoning

    The first detection of stripe rust on 7 July this year was about nine weeks later than in 2022; then, it was first detected on 20 May and one of the worst stripe rust epidemics experienced in eastern Australia ensued. Reports of stripe rust after the first detection this year have come from Bethungra, NSW (14 July); Tubbul, NSW (20 July); Smeaton, Victoria (20 July); Naracoorte, South Australia (24 July); and Cressy/Longford, Tasmania (26 July).

  • Past seasons point to potential cereal pathogen problems
    Diseases, 12 Jul 2023
    Past seasons point to potential cereal pathogen problems

    With inoculum levels high and conditions ripe, being prepared for Fusarium crown rot and head blight infections is important this season.

  • Disease resistance breakthrough for barley
    Diseases, 27 Jun 2023
    Disease resistance breakthrough for barley

    With no chemical methods available to control crown rot disease in barley, a project that identified novel sources of genetic resistance stands to deliver yield and income gains.

  • Milestones achieved in rust research
    Diseases, 15 Jun 2023
    Milestones achieved in rust research

    Researchers have steered a savvy course through wheat rust incursions and pathogen evolutions to deliver unprecedented insights and resources that bode well for the future of the wheat industry.

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