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Investment

GRDC Code: DAW2104-002RTX
Sclerotinia management for narrow leaf lupin crops in Western Australian farming systems
Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) is a serious but sporadic disease of broadleaf field crops in Australia. The main causal organism, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, has a host range in excess of 400 plant species including all broadleaf crop species within the dryland cropping rotation. In recent years, SSR has become an important disease of narrow leaf lupin (Lupinus angustifolius; NLL) in Western Australia's grain growing regions, driven largely by the size of the area sown, frequency of the crop within rotation, frequency of canola within the rotation, and return to more average winter and spring rainfall patterns.

This project will take a multi-faceted approach to determining how the disease occurs and developing integrated management strategies for SSR for use by lupin growers in Western Australia. This includes investigating the host, pathogen and environment, but also defining the disease problem and determining the extent of SSR across grain production regions of Western Australia. This project aims to reduce losses in lupin due to SSR by 10%.
Project start date:
26/04/2021
Project end date:
30/06/2025
Crop type:
  • Lupins, (Legume)
Organisation
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Region:
West
Project status
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Lupin sclerotinia disease risk assessment guide

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A tool to help lupin growers identify at-risk lupin crops or parts of crops and make decisions on effective, profitable management interventions.