How CropAlert Works for Blackleg
Interpreting CropAlert Warning Results for Blackleg
These results are for the current date.
CropAlert also provides growers with a mitigated vs unmitigated % risk of disease infection based on the agronomic input factors provided by the user. The use of an effective seed dressing, an in furrow fungicide application and/or a resistant variety among other things can mitigate the risk of a blackleg infection.
It must be noted that CropAlert is a tool, and should not be solely relied upon in the decision making process for disease control. Growers should always seek advice from a qualified agronomist or advisor when deciding on disease control options for blackleg.
1. The Sporacle model was developed through research undertaken by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia (DPIRD)2, with the support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). We gratefully acknowledge DPIRD co-operation.
Weather data is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology. Forecast Weather data is sourced from Weatherzone.