Black leg disease kicks in early in southern canola crops

A combination of factors has led to severe early infection of blackleg disease in this year’s canola crops in southern Australia (South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales).

Oilseeds disease authority Dr Steve Marcroft says severe early blackleg disease infection in 2016 could be attributed to the combination of three factors – wet weather, breakdown of cultivar resistance and the onset of fungicide resistance.

To watch a video of Dr Marcroft discussing blackleg disease in 2016 go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcZvT7MPjvU

For more information visit; www.grdc.com.au/GRDC-FS-BlacklegManagementGuide

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