New guidelines for integrated disease management in chickpea crops of the northern grains region have been released in time for the winter crop season.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has developed a fact sheet, Chickpea Disease Management – Northern Region, which covers tactics including paddock selection, variety choice, seed dressing, strategic fungicide use and hygiene.
The new varieties PBA HatTrick and PBA Boundary have improved resistance to ascochyta and require fewer or no fungicide sprays.
To download the factsheet, visit www.grdc.com.au/GRDC-FS-ChickpeaDiseaseManagement.
Rachel Bowman, Senior Consultant, Cox Inall Communications
07 3846 4380; 0412 290 673
GRDC Project Code
DAN 00143, DAN 00151, DA Q00154, ICA 00008