2019 pulse fungicide guides

Posted in Agronomy alert on Aug 06, 2019

2019 fungicide guides for pulse crops

Seasonal conditions have varied widely across Australian cropping areas. After a very hot and dry summer in many regions and variable autumn break for sowing crops, conditions in many regions have become cold and dry, with frosty mornings.

In Central Qld conditions have been favourable for crop establishment, but Southern Qld and Northern NSW drought conditions have prevailed since 2017 in many areas, with prospects for winter crops again below average.

South Eastern NSW has had some reasonable rainfall, slightly below average, and crops are progressing slowly. In South West NSW though many crops are suffering moisture stress and are well below average.

Victoria and South Australia also have average conditions to start but have had reasonable mid-season rainfall to get crops established well. Further rain will be needed in spring to finish these crops.

In Western Australia the southern and eastern grain belts have again had a dry start, similar to 2018, but recent rainfall has improved prospects. These conditions have meant that diseases need to be monitored closely in many regions. Monitoring needs to be continued through the different growth stages of the crop. With good access for ground sprayers this year, allowing for high water rates and canopy penetration, timely fungicide application will give the crop the best chance of a high yield.

For more detailed information about integrated disease management, check the Publications or Pulse crop sections of our website.

Lists of all cuurent and recently pulse crop minor use permits (MUP) are provided on the Pulse Australia crop protection page.

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