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Growers urged to plan ahead to reduce blackleg risk
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Western Australia's coming cropping season is expected to be a high risk year for blackleg disease in canola but growers can take steps to minimise the damage... Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) plant pathologist Ravjit Khangura said growers should select resistant varieties, not seed into or close to last year's canola stubble and, if warranted, use a fungicide seed dressing or fungicide-amended fertiliser... The National Brassica Pathology Working Group, of which she is a member, is concerned that growers will face the risk of crop failure due to blackleg if attempting to grow canola on canola...
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