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Chickpea Disease Management Fact Sheet: Southern Region

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An integrated approach to managing fungal diseases in chickpeas in the southern region should focus primarily on ascochyta blight while also paying attention to botrytis grey mould and sclerotinia... kEy poinTs Choose an ascochyta blight resistant variety... Has the added benefit of providing some Mancozeb and metiram can also provide protection and reduction of BgM. chickpea checklist for southern some protection from AB if timeliness Applications targeted at AB during podding growers of application is observed; for example, might be too late for BgM. mancozeb might protect for a fortnight ascochyta blight of chickpea Early harvest while chlorothalonil could protect for 21 (search Ag1186) Harvest at maturity to minimise ascochyta days under certain conditions...