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Ground Cover Issue 110 - Cereal foliar fungal diseases

Ground Cover Supplement 110: Cereal Foliar Fungal Diseases (Cover page)

Resistance: the best cure

This Ground Cover Supplement outlines the three-pronged approach being taken by the GRDC to: 

  • develop cereal varieties with greater resistance to cereal foliar fungal diseases;
  • keep abreast of fungal disease dynamics across the GRDC cropping regions; and
  • develop and extend management packages to control fungal diseases on-farm and prolong the useful life of Australia’s limited fungicide options.

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  • Resistance threatened by increasing disease load

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    Photo of a green crop

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    South, North, West
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    Each year, Dr Hugh Wallwork and his team assess thousands of varieties and breeding lines in National Variety Trials for their susceptibility to known pathogens and their isolates

  • Fungal diseases foiled at molecular level

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    Photo of woman examining a culture

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    West
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    The Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens research team is unravelling how Septoria nodorum blotch and other necrotrophic pathogens operate at a molecular level

  • Disease tools to lift profits

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    Close-up photo of a yellow spot fungal fruiting body

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    North, South, West
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    New research based on the highly successful DAFWA blackspot field pea model will help guide spraying decisions for the costly yellow spot pathogen

  • Surveillance the key to staying ahead of rust

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    Photo of man inspecting wheat crop

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    Rust surveillance plays a critical role in guiding the development of rust-resistant varieties for Australian growers

  • Wild genes help tame rust pathogen

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    Photo of wild wheat

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    Overseas, South
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    The GRDC-funded Australian Cereal Rust Control Program is facing a very tough opponent – the ever-changing cereal rust pathogen – but so far it seems to be winning the game

  • International gene search for barley rust resistance

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    Photo of barley

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    North, Overseas, South, West
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    Australian Cereal Rust Control Program director Professor Robert Park is leading a new GRDC project to identify fresh sources of genetic resistance against the barley rust pathogen and insert these into Australian barley breeding lines

  • Model exposes mildew weakness

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    Map of GRDC Western Region Thumbnail

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    West, North, South
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    Years of fundamental research have resulted in Western Australian barley growers now being able to choose with confidence the most effective fungicide for resistant powdery mildew

  • Limited fungicides raise resistance fears

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    Grains

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    West, North, South
    Author(s)
    Janet Paterson

    GRDC-funded research is investigating new fungicide modes of action and developing tools to help prolong the useful life of currently available chemicals

  • Septoria fungicide resistance detected

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    Map of GRDC Southern Region Thumbnail

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    South, North
    Author(s)
    Dr Andrew Milgate

    Septoria tritici blotch has increased in importance in high-rainfall areas of the southern GRDC region and careful attention to fungicide strategies is required to minimise the chances of further resistance developing

  • Resistance is the best cure

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    Grains

    Article Date
    05.05.2014
    Region
    National, West, North, South
    Author(s)
    Dr Francis Ogbonnaya

    This Ground Cover Supplement outlines the three-pronged approach being taken by the GRDC