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Crown Rot yield loss in the Wimmera and Mallee: 2018

Take home messages Yield losses due to crown rot of 40 per cent (%) and 60% were measured in susceptible bread wheats in the Wimmera and Mallee respectively, with losses up to 90% occurring in durum wheat. Crown rot yield losses were related to the inoculum level present at planting and were exacerbated by the […]
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Manage net form of net blotch in barley according to variety rating and seasonal conditions

Take home messages Net form of net botch (NFNB) can be a damaging disease and requires proactive management in susceptible barley varieties, during favourable seasons. NFNB did not cause grain yield loss in RGT Planet at Birchip and Horsham during 2018, due to dry seasonal conditions. NFNB caused 13 per cent (0.5t/ha) grain yield loss […]
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Insecticide resistance in the Southern region

Take home messages Resistance exists in red legged earth mite (RLEM), green peach aphid (GPA), diamond back moth (DBM) and Corn Earworm (H. armigera) in the southern region. Resistance can occur from intentional (targeted pest) or unintentional (non-targeted pest) use of the same mode of action (MoA) repeatedly. Because all insecticides within a group share […]
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GRDC invests in safe spray applications

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is investing in the delivering of effective spray application workshops and is running a series across the Wimmera/North Central and Mallee regions of Victoria next week. Australia‚Äôs leading spray application specialist Bill Gordon of Bill Gordon Consulting will present at the workshops in St. Arnaud, Pyramid Hill, Manangatang […]

Pest and disease management – 2017 summary

If there was one pest that consistently made headlines and caused headaches in 2017, it was mice. High stubble loads and abundant food sources over summer meant that mouse activity started off high and quickly had an impact on many crops. Issues with bait supply and the cost involved with repeated baiting right through the […]
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