Field pea blackspot management guide for Victoria - 26 April 2021

Page last updated: Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 7:54am

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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 2021 to 25 April 2021 from the nearest weather station.

You may notice some 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 can be influenced by BOM locations. The location that has changed is Quambatook which is now Quambatook South.

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

Avalon Airport

Rainfall to date: 154 mm     Days with significant stubble moisture: 63

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

80%

89%

95%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Ballarat

Rainfall to date: 204 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 71

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

90%

96%

98%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Bendigo

Rainfall to date: 172.6 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 47

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

48%

64%

77%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Low

Low

Beulah West

Rainfall to date: 66.2 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 26

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

6%

17%

31%

Blackspot risk

High

High

Medium

Buln Buln

Rainfall to date: 292.8 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 81

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

97%

99%

100%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Charlton

Rainfall to date: 96.9 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 30

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

12%

25%

41%

Blackspot risk

High

High

Medium

Cressy

Rainfall to date: 249.6 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 67

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

86%

93%

97%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Derrinallum

Rainfall to date: 182.4 mm       Days with significant stubble moisture: 73

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

92%

97%

99%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

Edenhope

Rainfall to date: 99.2 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 49

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

53%

68%

80%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Low

Low

Horsham

Rainfall to date: 65.9 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 42

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

36%

53%

68%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Medium

Low

Mildura Airport

Rainfall to date: 50.6 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 22

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

3%

10%

23%

Blackspot risk

High

High

High

Molyullah

Rainfall to date: 150.9 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 40

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

31%

48%

64%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Medium

Low

Nhill

Rainfall to date: 75.2 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 38

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

27%

43%

59%

Blackspot risk

High

Medium

Medium

Quambatook South

Rainfall to date: 68 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 19

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

1%

6%

17%

Blackspot risk

High

High

High

Swan Hill Aerodrome

Rainfall to date: 20.6 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 18

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

1%

5%

15%

Blackspot risk

High

High

High

Warracknabeal Ailsa

Rainfall to date: 86.6 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 38

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

27%

43%

59%

Blackspot risk

High

Medium

Medium

Warranooke

Rainfall to date: 175.2 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 44

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

41%

57%

72%

Blackspot risk

Medium

Medium

Low

Wycheproof

Rainfall to date: 64.4 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 25

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

5%

15%

29%

Blackspot risk

High

High

High

Yatchaw

Rainfall to date: 191 mm      Days with significant stubble moisture: 67

Forecast for crops sown on

25 Apr

2 May

9 May

Spores released

86%

93%

97%

Blackspot risk

Low

Low

Low

More information

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

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