Reducing the impact of blackleg in canola

Host: | Date: 10 Aug 2022

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Australia’s canola industry continues to grow from strength to strength - despite the presence of blackleg, a common disease that has the potential to cause more than 90 per cent yield loss.

This success story is thanks, in part, to decades of targeted GRDC investment into blackleg management – delivering significant genetic and agronomic advancements to help canola growers reduce the impact of this serious pathogen.

Marcroft Grains Pathology Principal Dr Steve Marcroft has been at the forefront of this research for nearly 30 years and he discusses the impact that blackleg research has had.


Dr Steve Marcroft
Marcroft Grains Pathology

More Information:

Early-sown canola may escape blackleg clutches
Blackleg Management Guide
Marcroft Grains Pathology

GRDC Project Code: UOM1904-004RTX, UOM1905-003RTX, UWA1905-006RTX, CSP1904-007RTX,