What’s happening across Australia? A seasonal update and reflection on crop disease issues

The Crop Disease Podcast Presenter: Megan Jones Oct 20, 2022 Listen Time: 24 minutes

Harvest is upon us, and as we get closer to the end of the season, crop diseases are becoming far less of a problem. What a great time to reflect on how disease management went!

Along with CCDM Director Mark Gibberd, join Megan Jones for the third time this season as she speaks to three agronomists and a pathologist from various grain growing regions on how they think the season went, and what could have been done better. We’ll hear from:

  • Dan Talyor, DKT Rural Agencies, Central Wheatbelt, WA, about how he will manage wheat powdery mildew differently going into next season.
  • Sam Holmes, Central Ag Solutions, Yorke Peninsula, SA, on how in hindsight he would have considered different wheat variety choices as well as more upfront fungicide application.
  • Greg Toomey, Nutrien Elmore, VIC, about managing diseases in crops with very high yield potential.
  • Steven Simpfendorfer, Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW about the importance of fungicide timing and being more proactive in early management of disease to delay epidemics.

Had fungicide failure on your oats lately, while trying to manage septoria? We want to hear about it. Contact CCDM at ccdm@curtin.edu.au, so we can arrange to get a sample.

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