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Protecting chickpea crops from ascochyta blight

June 10, 2015
Many chickpea crops are now emerging and it is time to focus on the management of ascochyta blight. The susceptibility of the variety to disease and other risk factors will help determine the need for a prophylactic fungicide spray program.

Managing high quality chickpea crops

May 20, 2015
A combination of solid market indicators and good soil moisture levels in many grain growing districts in Queensland and northern NSW has prompted growers to seriously consider increasing the area planted to chickpeas this season.

Don’t sow field pea too early

May 13, 2015
Blackspot control in field peas is critical to avoid yield losses. Careful paddock selection to avoid a recent history of field pea is important to minimise the risk of blackspot spores from old stubbles reaching a newly emerged field pea crop.

Isolate new faba bean genetics

March 11, 2015
The best way to protect the excellent ascochyta blight resistance of the new faba bean variety, PBA Samira, is to ensure there is a 200 m buffer between faba bean crops.