Diseases, 13 Feb 2021
Soil-borne diseases are a significant constraint to field crop production nationally but they do not occur in isolation. A national research project is investigating how abiotic constraints and multiple diseases can impact in concert on crop production.
Diseases, 12 Feb 2021
The Australian Cereal Rust Control Program plays a crucial role in the identification, characterisation and delivery of rust-resistant germplasm to Australian wheat and barley breeding programs. The process takes a great deal of skill and patience.
Diseases, 11 Feb 2021
Easy-to-use apps designed to help growers make informed disease-management decisions are now available for use on tablet devices. The latest app supports the management of stripe rust in wheat.
Diseases, 10 Feb 2021
Rust pathotype identification has improved dramatically as our understanding of the genetic basis of resistance to these pathogens has improved. The national rust surveillance system profiles rust pathotypes and which resistance genes are effective against them.
Diseases, 06 Feb 2021
Effective management strategies for cereal cyst nematodes and root lesion nematodes rely on the development of varieties with resistance and tolerance. Identifying diverse genetic sources to pack into locally adapted germplasm will support breeding programs.
Diseases, 05 Feb 2021
Management of root lesion nematodes relies on being able to identify nematodes and use resistant break crops to reduce the number of nematodes in the soil. New resistance ratings for pulse crops will help growers select the most-effective break crops.
Diseases, 04 Feb 2021
Fusarium crown rot can be devastating in seasons with dry conditions during grain filling. Selecting a variety with good tolerance can limit yield loss. New research is targeting varieties that yield well regardless of Fusarium crown rot expression.
Diseases, 29 Jan 2021
Shorter harvesting heights are being studied by the NSW DPI as a way to curb the growth of Fusarium crown rot inoculum after harvest
Diseases, 18 Jan 2021
Crop disease expert issues reminder to lower disease risk
Diseases, 11 Jan 2021
A leading plant pathologist is urging chickpea growers to assess the risk of Ascochyta blight in paddocks and seed before sowing their 2021 crops