Fungicides for crown rot


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Margaret Evans, Alan McKay (SARDI) and Jack Desbiolles (UniSA)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Fungicides for crown rot locations

To determine whether new or commercially available fungicides, combined with novel or standard application methids, can provide significant control of crown rot caused by the fungal pathogens Fusarium pseudograminearum and F. culmorum

Key messages
  • To date field trials funded by GRDC project DAS00136 have not been able to show that application of fungicides to seed provide significant reductions in yield loss caused by crown rot.
  • Fungicides applied to seed or in-furrow at seeding can provide some suppression of pathogen growth through the plant early in the season (as measured using DNA techniques) but this effect is gone by early grain fill.
  • In crop spray applications targeted at the base of plants have shown small yield benefits, but these benefits are not consistent between sites and across seasons.
Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source GRDC DAS00136
Related program N/A

Project funding from GRDC (DAS00136 - New fungicide technologies for crown rot management) is acknowledged for this research.

Other trial partners Univerity of South Australia
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Type
  • Fungicide: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
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



Site 5, Hart SA 2014

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 280mm

Derived climate information

Site 5, Hart SA


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.

Trial last modified: 06-06-2019 15:12pm AEST