Diseases, 02 Mar 2021
While genetic resistance is a highly effective way to manage crop disease, such resistances can be easily overcome by pathogen evolution. Modelling of management options has identified opportunities to reduce selection pressure and preserve the effectiveness of resistance.
Diseases, 01 Mar 2021
Plant pathologists are encouraging canola growers to think about their Blackleg risks and how crops will be protected ahead of sowing
Diseases, 27 Feb 2021
A new tool is set to help growers and advisers better understand the potential yield loss associated with different levels of partial resistance in cereal diseases.
Diseases, 25 Feb 2021
The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ cereal diagnostic service ensures accurate in-crop identification of diseases and other abiotic constraints. The results support the implementation of appropriate management strategies and provide an insight into seasonal variation and trends.
Diseases, 24 Feb 2021
Durum wheat often commands a premium price, but its vulnerability to crown rot can make it a more risky option to bread wheat. New pre-breeding lines with the promise of better yields are being tested in national trials.
Diseases, 20 Feb 2021
A new screening technique which allows researchers to easily compare eyespot resistance in cereals looks set to allow growers and breeders to identify varieties with better resistance.
Diseases, 18 Feb 2021
While traditional sources of resistance and tolerance to Fusarium crown rot in wheat are limited, detailed genetic analysis and pre-breeding efforts have now yielded more than 70 wheat lines with superior disease robustness.
Diseases, 16 Feb 2021
Genetic resistance is one of the key tools to manage yellow spot in wheat. Research has now identified multiple new resistance genes for progression into Australian breeding programs, and has better quantified potential yield losses.
Diseases, 15 Feb 2021
Resistant varieties provide the most effective way to manage foliar diseases of barley such as powdery mildew, net form net blotch and spot blotch. Pathotype monitoring and ongoing identification of new sources of resistance is essential to stay ahead of pathogen evolution.
Diseases, 14 Feb 2021
Fungicide resistance has been detected in diseases of wheat, barley and canola across all growing regions. Now, with support from Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network, growers have more capacity to manage and prevent its occurrence.