2021 fungicide guide

Posted in Agronomy alert on Jul 08, 2021

2021 fungicide guides for pulse crops

After a bumper season in 2020 that produced record yields in many areas of NSW, Victoria and South Australia, rainfall has been variable over summer in many regions. NSW and southern Queensland have had good rainfall over summer that has given full soil moisture profiles, Victoria and South Australia started with dry conditions for sowing winter crops but have recently received adequate rain to get crops germinated. In Western Australia conditions have been very favourable for sowing crops and regular rain events have followed. This season will be favourable for many diseases as we head into spring. Many of these diseases need only limited moisture to infect crops (heavy dew may provide enough moisture), so 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.

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN is a major GRDC investment) has additional materials available regarding fungicide use in crops.

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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