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Fungicide tolerant blackleg - opportunity to screen your canola.. Samples of stubble from last year's canola crops are being sought from growers and advisers in the southern and western cropping regions to assist with research into fungicide tolerance in blackleg fungal strains... "To provide a sample for screening, growers are asked to simply collect 20 canola stalks from their 2014 crop, and record the cultivar name and fungicides used on the canola crop last year...
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Dr Marcroft, who is based at Horsham in Victoria where he owns and operates Marcroft Grains Pathology, is highly respected and regarded around the nation and the globe for his leading role in findings into the occurrence and management of the damaging blackleg disease... GRDC Southern Regional Panel deputy chair Peter Schwarz, who presented the award to Dr Marcroft at the National Canola Pathology Workshop in Melbourne (Victoria), said Dr Marcroft continued to perform a vital function in providing growers and advisers with important information relating to blackleg disease in canola... In collaboration with Dr John Kirkegaard from CSIRO Plant Industry, Dr Marcroft also developed the concept of dual purpose canola, for grazing and seed production, and provided recommendations on how to graze canola without increasing susceptibility to blackleg...
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Dr Marcroft says the spores that attack crops each year are produced on canola stubble in the previous summer and autumn... "When you sow a canola variety, you will inevitably be selecting for blackleg spores that are able to attack the resistance genes in that variety," Dr Marcroft says... "The project has just started but we have tested the screening method in a shade house in Horsham and it works," Dr Marcroft says...
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Sequencing of the genome of the blackleg fungus informs canola industry research The ground-breaking sequencing of the blackleg fungus genome is helping to direct ongoing canola industry research efforts... The sequencing of the genome of the blackleg fungus by a team of Australian and French scientists, announced earlier this year, is already having a positive impact on the canola industry through development of new approaches to predict disease outbreaks... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Manager for Crop Protection, Dr Rohan Rainbow, says sequencing of the genome of the blackleg fungus will help researchers understand the fungus' rapid and potentially devastating genetic evolution and improve opportunities to explore alternate disease control mechanisms...
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Sequencing of the genome of the blackleg fungus informs canola industry research The ground-breaking sequencing of the blackleg fungus genome is helping to direct ongoing canola industry research efforts... The sequencing of the genome of the blackleg fungus by a team of Australian and French scientists, announced earlier this year, is already having a positive impact on the canola industry through development of new approaches to predict disease outbreaks... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Manager for Crop Protection, Dr Rohan Rainbow, says sequencing of the genome of the blackleg fungus will help researchers understand the fungus' rapid and potentially devastating genetic evolution and improve opportunities to explore alternate disease control mechanisms...
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Leg-up for canola growers in minimising the risk of blackleg Growers are being equipped with an important tool in their quest to minimise the risk of blackleg - the most damaging disease of canola and juncea-canola in Australia... Industry experts and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have developed a Risk Assessor to help growers make the right choices prior to or at sowing this coming season in order to reduce the risk of blackleg... Growers are encouraged to use the Risk Assessor to determine if a paddock presents a high risk situation and what practices can be changed to reduce yield loss caused by blackleg...
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Pre-planting strategies to minimise blackleg risk.. Dr Steve Marcroft says fungicide tolerant blackleg isolates can cause stem canker and potentially yield loss... If crop monitoring in the previous year showed signs of blackleg and yield loss, Dr Marcroft says growers should look at their canola varieties' blackleg rating and consider how close they sow their canola to the previous year's stubble...
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Pre-planting strategies to minimise blackleg risk.. Dr Steve Marcroft says fungicide tolerant blackleg isolates can cause stem canker and potentially yield loss... If crop monitoring in the previous year showed signs of blackleg and yield loss, Dr Marcroft says growers should look at their canola varieties' blackleg rating and consider how close they sow their canola to the previous year's stubble...
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