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  • Soil-borne diseases and abiotic constraints
    Diseases, 13 Feb 2021
    Soil-borne diseases and abiotic constraints

    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.

  • New tools to control an ancient foe
    Diseases, 12 Feb 2021
    New tools to control an ancient foe

    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.

  • Disease tools available on-the-go
    Diseases, 11 Feb 2021
    Disease tools available on-the-go

    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.

  • Cereal rust resistance: know the enemy
    Diseases, 10 Feb 2021
    Cereal rust resistance: know the enemy

    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.

  • Fighting back against plant parasitic nematodes
    Diseases, 06 Feb 2021
    Fighting back against plant parasitic nematodes

    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.

  • Pulse crops can cut root lesion nematode numbers
    Diseases, 05 Feb 2021
    Pulse crops can cut root lesion nematode numbers

    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.

  • Yield and crown rot tolerance targeted
    Diseases, 04 Feb 2021
    Yield and crown rot tolerance targeted

    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.

  • Research explores stubble height link to Fusarium crown rot
    Diseases, 29 Jan 2021
    Research explores stubble height link to Fusarium crown rot

    Shorter harvesting heights are being studied by the NSW DPI as a way to curb the growth of Fusarium crown rot inoculum after harvest

  • Pre-sowing hygiene to protect next season’s crops
    Diseases, 18 Jan 2021
    Pre-sowing hygiene to protect next season’s crops

    Crop disease expert issues reminder to lower disease risk

  • Disease check urged before planting 2021 chickpeas
    Diseases, 11 Jan 2021
    Disease check urged before planting 2021 chickpeas

    A leading plant pathologist is urging chickpea growers to assess the risk of Ascochyta blight in paddocks and seed before sowing their 2021 crops

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