Field pea blackspot management guide for Victoria - 19 May 2020

Page last updated: Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 10:23am

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 spores 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. Field pea crops should be sown so that the majority of blackspot spores (approximately 60%) have been released prior to the crop emergence.

This prediction is based on DPIRD’s Blackspot Manager model using weather data from 1 January 2020 to 18 May 2020 from the nearest weather station.

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

Percentage yield loss (in years) for different levels of blackspot risk scenarios

Blackspot risk

5 out of 10 years

3 out of 10 years

1 out of 10 years

Low

2

5

15

Medium

20

25

35

High

25

30

50

Avalon Airport

Rainfall to date: 282.6 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 78

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Ballarat

Rainfall to date: 287.8 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 93

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Bendigo

Rainfall to date: 269.2 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 81

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Beulah West (Hopetoun)

Rainfall to date: 137.7 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 55

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Charlton

Rainfall to date: 170 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 54

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Cressy

Rainfall to date: 220.5 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 80

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Derrinallum (Leslie Manor)

Rainfall to date: 251.6 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 91

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Edenhope

Rainfall to date: 159.6 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 76

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Horsham

Rainfall to date: 188.8 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 86

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Molyullah (Benalla)

Rainfall to date: 405.1 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 90

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Nhill

Rainfall to date: 176.8 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 55

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Quambatook

Rainfall to date: 178.7 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 62

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Swan Hill Aerodrome

Rainfall to date: 136.6 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 53

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Warracknabeal

Rainfall to date: 139.1 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 59

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Warranooke (Marnoo)

Rainfall to date: 180.1 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 65

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Wycheproof

Rainfall to date: 199 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 59

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Yatchaw (Hamilton)

Rainfall to date: 212.1 mm.  Days with significant stubble moisture: 88

Forecast for crops sown on

18 May

25 May

1 June

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

More information

For more information contact Dr Joshua Fanning at at Agriculture Victoria Research on ph +61 (0)3 4344 3335.

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