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Plan ahead to stop canola stem rot.. Clean or grade any retained canola crop seed from last season that shows signs of sclerotinia - or use new, clean seed... Dr Khangura says use of fungicides will be determined by: disease presence; conditions conducive for disease development (including rainfall and crop biomass levels); maturity of the variety; crop yield potential; and canola prices...
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National canola Sclerotinia surveys have found stem infection levels above 60 per cent in some paddocks in conducive seasons... "But the disease is highly weather sensitive and the crop response will change each year, depending on how the season unfolds - particularly in relation to spring rainfall and timing of spore release," she said... Remotely sensed data from satellite, drones or real time NDVI sensors might allow growers to measure crop biomass and vary fungicidal applications ...
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Take steps to stop sclerotinia rot in canola this season.. National canola Sclerotinia surveys have found stem infection levels above 60 per cent in some paddocks in conducive seasons... "But the disease is highly weather sensitive and the crop response will change each year, depending on how the season unfolds - particularly in relation to spring rainfall and timing of spore release," she said...
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Dry sowing wheat in April can help to optimise farm yields, increase farm area sown and reduce the risks of later season heat shocks across much of WA without significantly affecting frost risk... Less is known about the effects of dry sowing on wheat yields when there are early season soil water deficits... Dr Fletcher found the risk of heat shock fell from 25 to 14 per cent when wheat was sown dry, mainly due to a tighter and earlier flowering window compared to wet sowing of wheat...
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Dry sowing wheat in April can help to optimise farm yields, increase farm area sown and reduce the risks of later season heat shocks across much of WA without significantly affecting frost risk... Less is known about the effects of dry sowing on wheat yields when there are early season soil water deficits... Dr Fletcher found the risk of heat shock fell from 25 to 14 per cent when wheat was sown dry, mainly due to a tighter and earlier flowering window compared to wet sowing of wheat...
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Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) plant pathologist Ravjit Khangura said sclerotinia had recently appeared in canola crops in locations including Esperance and Frankland River... Dr Khangura said research funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) had shown that fungicides applied to canola crops at the 20 to 30 per cent flowering stage were usually most effective in reducing yield losses caused by sclerotinia... "Spores released from the fungal fruiting bodies (apothecia) initially infect canola petals, which subsequently drop into the plant canopy and can lead to leaf and stem lesions which cause lodging and yield loss," she said...
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Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) plant pathologist Ravjit Khangura said sclerotinia had recently appeared in canola crops in locations including Esperance and Frankland River... Dr Khangura said research funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) had shown that fungicides applied to canola crops at the 20 to 30 per cent flowering stage were usually most effective in reducing yield losses caused by sclerotinia... "Spores released from the fungal fruiting bodies (apothecia) initially infect canola petals, which subsequently drop into the plant canopy and can lead to leaf and stem lesions which cause lodging and yield loss," she said...
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