Trevor Bretag (VIDA) JanBert Brouwer (VIDA) Michael Materne (VIDA) Tim Mellington (VIDA) Kevin Meredith (VIDA)
Birchip Cropping Group
Watchupga East, VIC
To determine the suitability of ascochyta blight resistant entries in Victorian advanced testing for release as varieties.
Returns from the production of ascochyta blight susceptible desi chickpeas in Victoria become more attractive when fungicides are applied less often. But risk of crop failure greatly increases with this practice.
Howzat is less susceptible to ascochyta blight than current varieties and may allow good returns from a desi crop when disease pressure is low or when a limited number of fungicide applications are used.
In the southern Wimmera ascochyta blight susceptible kabulis are still profitable, even with intensive fungicide regimes.
Varieties with effective resistance to this disease will reduce the risk of crop loss and the costs of fungicides will be available within five years.
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Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
Watchupga East VIC
CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Birchip Cropping Group office location
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.
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