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.
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On Friday 10th July @ 2pm EST we will be presenting a webinar on the current season, potential use of fungicides and current status of fungicide resistance in Australia. Click on the link to register.
Green bridge full of #aphids and #viruses (Turnip yellows virus) in Victoria, important to avoid sowing canola and pulse crops if green bride is not under control
An example of severe blackleg infection on untreated MS cultivar at Lake Bolac. More resistant cultivars holding up well.
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