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BlacklegCM - Blackleg Management App

BlacklegCM is a tool designed to assist growers and consultants to determine the best and most profitable management strategy to reduce blackleg disease and increase profits.

BlacklegCM accounts for the major factors that influence blackleg severity. The user can specify factors relating to paddock selection, seasonal conditions, prices and management options so that the output relates to their cropping circumstance. Therefore, the user can explore their options for disease control and understand the relative importance of each factor.

To download the BlacklegCM App, click on the App Store link below from your  iPad, or the Google play link below from your Android tablet.

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BlacklegCM - Blackleg Management App

BlacklegCM helps you to manage blackleg disease in canola crops in Australia. BlacklegCM can be tuned to account for some of the major factors that relate to risk of yield loss due to blackleg disease in your paddocks. It allows you to compare the likely profitability of different disease management strategies including paddock selection, variety choice, seed dressing, banded fungicide and foliar fungicide. BlacklegCM takes account of costs, yield benefits, grain price and seasonal conditions to give you best case, worst case and most likely estimates of financial return. BlacklegCM does not account for all factors that can affect blackleg disease, so information provided by this tool should not be considered to be tailored to the circumstances of any individual farm.


  • Multiple options which allows the user to enter parameters that best reflect their circumstances.
  • Determines the likely blackleg severity, yield loss and economic return from the parameters entered
  • Can compare different management strategies
  • Updated regularly to incorporate all current canola varieties and their blackleg rating
  • Provides current blackleg resistance ratings for all current canola varieties
  • Considers complex interactions that affect the disease
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