Field pea blackspot management guide for Victoria - 10 June 2024

Page last updated: Wednesday, 12 June 2024 - 8:06am

Field Pea Blackspot Management Guide is a location and season specific weekly forecast. It accounts for varietal resistance and chemical options, agronomic yield potentials, agronomic constraints (frost and terminal drought), risks of spore showers, disease severity, and disease related yield loss. It then weighs agronomic yield loss and disease yield loss and suggests a window of sowing dates.

This prediction is based on DPIRD's Blackspot Manager model using weather data from 1 January 2024 to 9 June 2024 from the nearest weather station.

You may notice weather station changes for some locations. This is to ensure that the weather data being used is the most accurate available for the area and uses open BOM weather stations whenever possible. In some locations, a suitable weather station may not be available and so we may use interpolated weather data, which uses data from surrounding stations to create reasonable values for missing weather data.

Sowing time can depend on a range of factors and it is recommended to consult an agronomist to determine the optimal sowing window for your situation.

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Key to blackspot severity scores

The aim is to delay sowing or implement a disease management plan based on the blackspot risk of field pea crops. The Blackspot risk will be low once the majority of blackspot spores (approximately 60%) have been released prior to the crop emergence and sowing after this date will reduce yield losses from blackspot. There are many other reasons that affect grain yield and sowing prior to a low blackspot risk can often be advantageous, therefore, it is recommended discussing individual situations with an agronomist.

Blackspot risk

Spores released (%)

Yield loss range (%)

Low

60 - 100

2 - 15

Medium

30 - 59

20 - 35

High

0 - 29

25 - 50

Map showing the relative current risk of spores based upon Blackspot Model outputs for various locations in Victoria, 10th June 2024.
Map showing the relative current risk of spores based upon Blackspot Model outputs for various locations in Victoria, 10th June 2024.

Avalon Airport

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 147.1 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 59

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

75%

83%

91%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Ballarat

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 163.4 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 67

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

87%

92%

97%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Bendigo

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 231.2 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 49

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

55%

66%

79%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Low

Low

Beulah West

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 155.1 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 49

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

66%

75%

86%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Buln Buln

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 324.8 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 98

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

100%

100%

100%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Charlton

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 145.7 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 59

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

75%

83%

91%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Cressy

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 106.3 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 46

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

48%

59%

74%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Medium

Low

Derrinallum

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 123.4 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 68

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

88%

93%

97%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Echuca Aerodrome

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 213.7 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 53

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

64%

74%

85%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Edenhope

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 96 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 37

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

36%

48%

64%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Medium

Low

Horsham

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 132.7 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 54

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

68%

77%

87%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Kerang

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 225.6 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 61

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

79%

86%

93%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Mildura Airport

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 83 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 42

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

48%

59%

74%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Medium

Low

Molyullah

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 272.5 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 73

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

93%

96%

99%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Nhill

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 118.9 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 58

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

80%

87%

94%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Quambatook South

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 133 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 58

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

74%

82%

90%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Swan Hill Aerodrome

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 124 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 56

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

79%

86%

93%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Warracknabeal Ailsa

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 146.6 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 55

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

75%

83%

91%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Warranooke

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 103.4 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 47

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

50%

62%

75%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Low

Low

Wycheproof

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 146.2 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 60

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

77%

85%

92%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Yatchaw

Last date used for prediction: 9 June 2024
Rainfall to date: 142.9 mm
Days with significant stubble moisture: 75

Forecast for crops sown on

10 Jun

17 Jun

24 Jun

Spores released

94%

97%

99%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

More information

For more information contact Dr Joshua Fanning at Agriculture Victoria on +61 419 272 075.