Canola faces disease threat

CANOLA growers are being encouraged to assess the extent of blackleg disease in crops this spring to reduce the risk of disease next year and beyond.

Dr Steve Marcroft is warning of a high blackleg disease risk for 2017 canola crops

Dr Steve Marcroft is warning of a high blackleg disease risk for 2017 canola crops

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), to support growers in determining current disease levels, has released the 2017 Spring Blackleg Management Guide Fact Sheet.

The document has been prepared by its National Canola Pathology Project team.

It outlines specific steps to manage blackleg and includes cultivar blackleg ratings and resistance groups for all canola cultivars including new cultivars which will be available in 2018.

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