What we do

We are a plant pathology research group that focuses on fungal diseases of canola (Brassica napus, rapeseed). Our main focus is on blackleg disease, the most significant disease of canola worldwide, which is caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans. Our research looks at all aspects of disease control from genetic resistance, cultural practices and fungicide use. Our primary grants are from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, which is a funding body that is principally supported by grower levies and the Australian government. 

RESEARCH

THE TEAM

RESOURCES

PUBLICATIONS

GALLERY

FUNDING & ASSOCIATIONS

CONTACT

DR STEVE MARCROFT

steve@grainspathology.com.au

0409 978 941

DR ANGELA VAN DE WOUW

apvdw2@unimelb.edu.au

0439 900 919

GRAINS INOVATION PARK

110 Natimuk Road Horsham Victoria Australia 3400