Crop disease management

With the winter cropping season here and crops in the ground, emerging threats from disease, weeds and pests need to be continuously monitored and managed. There are over 180 trials in OFT that have explored issues on managing crop disease, including disease resistant crop varieties, application of fungicides to manage disease levels and sustainable management of stubble to reduce threats from disease. There is a set of trials covering particular crop diseases, including: Rhizoctonia, Stripe rust, Common root rot, Fusarium crown rot, Sclerotinia stem rot, Loose smut and Septoria tritici blotch. In managing crop disease, trials exploring aspects of alternative crops and pastures as disease and pest breaks are also provided.

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Optimising sunflower performance relies on being able to match a hybrid with the growing environment and ensuring that the most suitable agronomic management is provided. Suitable crop agronomy involves using the most appropriate row configuration and plant population as well as ensuring adequate nutrition, disease and insect management. This ex… read more

Crop type: Sunflower 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
Gurley, NSW
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Regional crown rot management – Wongarbon

Steven Simpfendorfer1 , Greg Brooke2 , Ryan Potts3 and Robyn Shapland1

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Crown rot (CR), caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant impact on their relative yield in the presence of this disease. This experiment was one of… read more

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Type Crop Protection Variety Type
Wongarbon, NSW
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Rust management strategies for modern faba bean varieties

Bill Manning (North West LLS), Joop van Leur, Merv Riley and Stuart Marshman (NSW DPI)

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To determine whether follow-up applications are needed in spring in additoin to applicatio of a preventative fungicide spary in autumn.

Faba bean is a rotation crop used in northern NSW to break disease cycles in winter cereals and to maintain soil nitrogen fertility. The Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) faba bean breeding program aims t… read more

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Variety Variety Type
Breeza, NSW
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<abbr title='Department of Primary Industries (New South Wales)'>DPI NSW</abbr> <abbr title='Grains Research and Development Corporation'>GRDC</abbr> North West Local Land Services (NWLSS)

Faba bean disease tolerance – Breeza 2016

Joop van Leur (NSW DPI), Bill Manning (North West Local Land Services) and Stuart Marshman (NSW DPI)

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To compare the performance of faba bean varieties and advanced breeding lines under different levels of rust pressure.

In wet years, foliar disease can cause large economic loss in faba bean and there is limited knowledge of the comparative efficacy of different products and different application strategies. This study aimed to compare… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Breeza, NSW
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The broad aim of this 3 year SAGIT funded project was to investigate if current management tools for medic based pastures, such as herbicides, fertilisers and rhizobial inoculants, are affecting N fixation by medic pastures under field conditions typical of the upper Eyre Peninsula. These results should also be relevant to other low rainfall Mal… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Piednippie, SA
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The broad aim of this 3 year SAGIT funded project was to investigate if current management tools for medic based pastures, such as herbicides, fertilisers and rhizobial inoculants, are affecting N fixation by medic pastures under field conditions typical of the upper Eyre Peninsula. These results should also be relevant to other low rainfall Mal… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Fertiliser Type Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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The broad aim of this 3 year SAGIT funded project was to investigate if current management tools for medic based pastures, such as herbicides, fertilisers and rhizobial inoculants, are affecting N fixation by medic pastures under field conditions typical of the upper Eyre Peninsula. These results should also be relevant to other low rainfall Mal… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Fertiliser Type Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Pingbong, SA
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To address the need for a non-cereal crop and pasture options to provide profitable rotational crops, disease breaks and weed control opportunities for cereal production in low rainfall regions of south-eastern Australia.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Appilla, SA
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To determine the comparative performance of alternative crops and pastures as pest and disease breaks in an intensive cereal phase. In low rainfall regions of south-eastern Australia broad-leaf crops make up only a very small proportion of the total area of sown crops. In light of increasing climate variability farmers have adopted continuous ce… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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To determine the comparative performance of alternative crops and pastures as pest and disease breaks in an intensive cereal phase. In low rainfall regions of south-eastern Australia broad-leaf crops make up only a very small proportion of the total area of sown crops. In light of increasing climate variability farmers have adopted continuous ce… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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To investigate whether weed management outside a cropping area provide benefits to growers in terms of lower weed burden, pest and disease risk within crop fields and an associated reduction in herbicide and pesticide inputs with an increase in economic returns?

Condobolin, NSW
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  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying sowing dates, crop topping and disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Timing
Westmere, VIC
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  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying sowing dates, crop
    topping and disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Fungicide Sowing Sowing Timing Stubble
Curyo, VIC
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To discuss root disease potential for the coming year.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial No treatment
Birchip, VIC
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VIDA advanced chickpea varieties

Kevin Meredith, Michael Materne, Trevor Bretag, JanBert Brouwer and Tim Mellington (VIDA)

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To determine the suitability of ascochyta blight resistant entries in Victorian advanced testing for release as varieties.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Variety Type
Watchupga East, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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To determine the relationship between alternative break crops and root disease.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Rotation
Walpeup, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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To evaluate the impact of foliar fungicides on crown rot disease levels, crop yield and grain quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
Condamine, QLD
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To evalute the impact of foliar fungicides on crown rot disease levels, crop yield and grain quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing
Gunnedah, NSW
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To evaluate the impact of foliar fungicides on crown rot disease levels, crop yield and grain quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing
Millmerran, QLD
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To measure the impact of foliar fungicides on crown rot disease levels, crop yield and grain quality

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing Fungicide Application
Wyaga, QLD
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To investigate the effectiveness of BTH (benzothiadiazole) to increase a crops resilience to disease.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
Watchupga East, VIC
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To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying sowing dates, crop topping and disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying sowing dates, crop topping and disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Timing
Westmere, VIC
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To provide an indication of when stripe rust is likely to affect a particular district, enabling local growers to take measures to protect any unprotected crops before the disease becomes intense.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Marnoo, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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To provide an indication of when stripe rust is likely to affect a particular district, enabling local growers to take measures to protect any unprotected crops before the disease becomes intense.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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To provide an indication of when stripe rust is likely to affect a particular district, enabling local growers to take measures to protect any unprotected crops before the disease becomes intense.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Sea Lake, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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Farmer best bet demonstrations for Rhizoctonia management

Amanda Cook, Nigel Wilhelm, Wade Shepperd, Ian Richter and Peter Telfer (SARDI)

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After a resurgence in Rhizoctonia research over the last decade, our understanding of this difficult to manage disease has increased substantially. The aim of the project summarised in this article is to use the latest findings from this Rhizoctonia research to demonstrate the collective value of ‘best bet’ strategies in broad acre environme… read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Type
Warramboo, SA
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Farmer best bet demonstrations for Rhizoctonia management

Amanda Cook, Nigel Wilhelm, Wade Shepperd, Ian Richter and Peter Telfer (SARDI)

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After a resurgence in Rhizoctonia research over the last decade, our understanding of this difficult to manage disease has increased substantially. The aim of the project summarised in this article is to use the latest findings from this Rhizoctonia research to demonstrate the collective value of ‘best bet’ strategies in broad acre environme… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Piednippie, SA
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Farmer best bet demonstrations for Rhizoctonia management

Amanda Cook, Nigel Wilhelm, Wade Shepperd, Ian Richter and Peter Telfer (SARDI)

Aims:

After a resurgence in Rhizoctonia research over the last decade, our understanding of this difficult to manage disease has increased substantially. The aim of the project summarised in this article is to use the latest findings from this Rhizoctonia research to demonstrate the collective value of ‘best bet’ strategies in broad acre environme… read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Type
Wynarka, SA
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After an increase in Rhizoctonia research over the last decade, our understanding of this difficult to manage disease has increased substantially. The aim of the project summarised in this article is to use the latest findings from this Rhizoctonia research to demonstrate the collective value of ‘best bet’ strategies in broad acre environmen… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Type
Warramboo, SA
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Aims:

After an increase in Rhizoctonia research over the last decade, our understanding of this difficult to manage disease has increased substantially. The aim of the project summarised in this article is to use the latest findings from this Rhizoctonia research to demonstrate the collective value of ‘best bet’ strategies in broad acre environmen… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Piednippie, SA
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Farmer best bet demonstrations for Rhizoctonia management

Amanda Cook, Nigel Wilhelm, Wade Shepperd, Ian Richter, Peter Telfer and Tanja Morgan (RSSA)

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After an increase in Rhizoctonia research over the last decade, our understanding of this difficult to manage disease has increased substantially. The aim of the project summarised in this article is to use the latest findings from this Rhizoctonia research to demonstrate the collective value of ‘best bet’ strategies in broad acre environmen… read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Type
Wynarka, SA
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After an increase in Rhizoctonia research over the last decade, our understanding of this difficult to manage disease has increased substantially. The aim of the project summarised in this article is to use the latest findings from this Rhizoctonia research to demonstrate the collective value of ‘best bet’ strategies in broad acre environmen… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Warramboo, SA
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Method Stubble Management Stubble Height
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Stubble Management Stubble Height
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Stubble Management Stubble Height
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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To compare commercially available fertiliser on the performance of Schooner barley.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Type
Watchupga East, VIC
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To evaluate stripe rust management strategies for wheat in 2004 & 2005.

Condobolin, NSW
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  • To determine if grazing alone can reduce Septoria tritici blotch (STB) disease pressure.
  • To determine how long flutriafol, applied to the fertiliser, can control STB into the season.
  • To assess the efficacy of the preliminary SDHI seed treatment to control STB.
  • To assess whether the effectiveness of early … read more

Hamilton, VIC
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To compare disease development and crop yield resulting from different fungicide management strategies in faba bean.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing
Bellata, NSW
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To discuss how to manage pests and diseases to optimise crop production whilst still managing costs.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application Fungicide Application Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Including break crops into rotations with cereals can influence the nitrogen (N) dynamics of cropping systems and assist in the management of weeds and reduce disease incidence in crop rotations. Previous studies into single year break crops where herbicide-resistant annual ryegrass was present found that weeds still had a significant impact on … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Merredin, WA
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Including break crops into rotations with cereals can influence the nitrogen (N) dynamics of cropping systems and assist in the management of weeds and reduce disease incidence in crop rotations. Previous studies into single year break crops where herbicide-resistant annual ryegrass was present found that weeds still had a significant impact on … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Merredin, WA
Source Data Unavailable
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Crop safety and yield of barley grown from seed treated with EverGol Prime compared to Dividend and Vibrance for the control of rhizoctonia. The trial was conducted to

  • To compare efficacy of EverGol Prime compared to Dividend and Vibrance for rhizoctonia control.
  • To compare barley covered smut control of EverGol Prim… read more
Crop type: Barley 1 trial Inoculant
Badgingarra, WA
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  • To determine optimum disease management practices for new faba bean varieties, and confirm disease ratings on recently released varieties.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide
Tarlee, SA
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To provide information about understanding maps.

Loxton, SA
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To provide information about Sclerotinia stem rot (white mould).

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide
Birchip, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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To report on the use of pulses now and in the future.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Condobolin, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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To determine the benefit of fungicide applications for stripe rust control in 2003.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing Fungicide Application
Minyip, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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To discuss crop selection for the coming year.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type
Horsham, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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