Control of blackleg with soil and foliar fungicides


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Rick Horbury (Bayer Crop Science)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor West Midlands Group
Trial location(s) Site 2, Moora, WA
Control of blackleg with soil and foliar fungicides locations

To compare crop emergence between treatments.

To compare programs of seed and foliar fungicides for BL control.

To compare yield and $ROI between Canola disease programs.

Key messages

The trial establishment was variable early due to some non-wetting soil and the crop was sown too deeply due to furrow fill from significant rain after sowing. Early crop vigour as a result was low with blackleg further reducing plant establishment; this coupled with high levels of Vegetable beetle damage also reduced the evenness of the plots.

According to the DAFWA sporacle model spore maturity occurred on approximately the 22nd May which meant this trial was at very high risk of significant disease risk as emergence coincided with high spore levels being released from last year’s stubble.

Lead research organisation Bayer CropScience
Host research organisation West Midlands Group
Trial funding source Bayer
Related program N/A

Thanks to the Brennan family for hosting the site, to Living Farm for sowing and maintenance of the trial and to Susie Mason from Elders Moora for assistance with several assessments.

Aviator®, Xpro®, EverGol®, Prosaro®, Poncho®, Gaucho®, Jockey® and Leafshield™ are registered trademarks of the Bayer Chemical Group.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated,Blocked

Moora 2016

Sow rate or Target density 2.5kg/ha
Sowing machinery

Knife point and press wheels, small plot seeder. 

Sow date 14 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 2m x 10m
Plot replication Not specified

100 kg/ha Gusto® Gold banded + 60 kg/ha Gusto Gold top dressed + 50 L/ha UAN


Post emergent herbicide:             1.1 kg/ha atrazine + clethodim 500 mL/ha + Hasten® 1 % v/v


Post emergent fungicide:             29/6/16 - Crop ~5 leaf applied under good conditions

                                                      Hand boom 100 L/ha, 5 km/h, 3 bar, DG110015 nozzles

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 2, Moora, WA Non-wetting sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 2, Moora, WA Tenosol
National soil grid Source
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 2, Moora WA


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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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Trial last modified: 23-07-2019 14:38pm AEST