Collaborative approach to sclerotinia study

By Shannon Beattie
April 23 2021 - 2:00pm
DPIRD research scientist Ciara Beard said sclerotinia development in lupins is highly dependent on there being sufficient rainfall to favour the complete disease cycle.
DPIRD research scientist Ciara Beard said sclerotinia development in lupins is highly dependent on there being sufficient rainfall to favour the complete disease cycle.

THREE grower trials conducted in 2020 in the Geraldton port zone investigated fungicide management of sclerotinia in narrow leaf and albus lupins, with the results finding that foliar fungicide applied at early pod emergence significantly reduced, but did not eliminate, incidence of sclerotinia and only gave a small yield response above the untreated.

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