To assess the use of fungicides for the control of blackspot (ascochyta blight) and effect on yield in field pea.
The risk of blackspot is influenced by many factors of which seasonal conditions play a significant role in disease outbreak as was observed in this trial.
Fungicide use to control blackspot is one of the strategies to minimise the disease.
Although there was no effect of fungicide treatment on yield, previous trials have shown that crops sown into high blackspot risk and with a high yield potential can benefit from a fungicide strategy of P-Pickel T seed dressing combined with a mancozeb spray at 9 nodes growth stage followed by a second spray at early flowering.
Lead research organisation
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC
Host research organisation
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Southern Pulse Agronomy
Technical support: Jason Ellifson, Keisha Savage, Russel Argall, Stuart Sherriff, Peter Maynard, John Nairn, Leigh Davis.
Industry Collaborators: Matt Rodda and Peter Kennedy, Pulse Breeding Australia, DEDJTR Horsham Victoria; Kristy Hobson, Pulse Breeding Australia, DPI – Tamworth NSW; Jeff Paull, Pulse Breeding Australia, University of Adelaide South Australia; Mary Raynes, Pulse Australia.
We are grateful for the support we receive from the numerous commercial agronomists and seed commercialising companies.
Other trial partners
Pulse Breeding Australia, The University of Adelaide, Pulse Australia
Some of the pesticide treatments in this research contain unregistered fungicides, application rates and timings and were undertaken for experimental purposes only. The results within this document do not constitute a recommendation for that part
Trial source data and summary not available Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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