For many South Australian growers, 2022 was a cracker season, but the weather and other factors did lead to some cereal disease.
So what does 2023 have in store, and what to do to keep disease at bay?
This 2-Part podcast has the answers.
Dr Tara Garrard is a cereal pathologist at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the research division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions in South Australia.
She has a project looking at Septoria Tritici Blotch, working out how it behaves in low and medium rainfall zones… but Tara says there are other diseases to be aware of as you go into the sowing.
In Part two we speak to Sam Trengove, who is an independent consultant on Yorke Peninsula and his business also does research and extension; and we also hear from Associate Professor, Fran Lopez-Ruiz, from Curtin University in Western Australia who is a specialist on fungicides.