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Chickpeas - varietal selection, paddock planning and disease management in 2011 - NORTHERN REGION (Goondiwindi)

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For example, at Goondiwindi 416 mm of rain fell on 57 days (44 days >1.0mm) between 01 June and 30 November, compared with a long-term average of 263 mm on 34 days (26 days >1.0mm)... Ascochyta blight (AB, caused by Ascochyta rabiei ), Botrytis grey mould (BGM, caused by Botrytis cinerea ), Phytophthora root rot (PRR, caused by Phytophthora medicaginis ) and Sclerotinia rot (caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor ) were widespread and severe in many crops... Timely and thorough applications are critical...