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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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  • 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

  • Multiple disease resistance the holy grail

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    Photo of barley crop

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

    Barley varieties with multiple disease resistance are the focus of a new GRDC-funded research project

  • 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

  • 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

  • New rusts emerge in the west

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    Map of GRDC Western Region Thumbnail

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

    Cereal fungal diseases such as yellow spot, Septoria nodorum and net blotches rear their heads each year in Western Australia, along with seasonal rust and powdery mildew

  • 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

  • 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

  • Viral silencing sheds light on disease resistance

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    Electron microscope image of Septoria nodorum blotch fungus invading a wheat leaf

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

    The Australian National University’s Dr Peter Solomon is using a special viral silencing method to switch off the genes in wheat plants that render them susceptible to Septoria nodorum blotch, which could lead to the development of wheat varieties with durable resistance

  • Surveillance the key to disease management

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    Screenshot of the Crop Diseases app

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

    Early fungicide applications are critical to controlling stripe rust in susceptible varieties

  • 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