PestFacts WA

Sclerotinia apothecia are also being found down south

  • Kendenup
  • Albany
Multiple sclerotinia apothecia
Sclerotinia apothecia. Photo courtesy of: DPIRD.

Plant pathologist Kithsiri Jayasena (DPIRD) reports that sclerotinia apothecia are present in a canola national variety trial (NVT) site near Kendenup and also at the Albany DPIRD office.

These reports indicate that conditions are now conducive for this disease in some areas in the south of WA.

DPIRD’s PestFax service is still keen to receive any reports of any other apothecia finds or sclerotinia disease observations as the season progresses.

For more information on previous apothecia reports received this season and managing sclerotinia refer to;

For more information on sclerotinia contact plant pathologists Ciara Beard, Geraldton on +61 (0)8 9956 8504, Ravjit Khangura, South Perth on +61 (0)8 9368 3374 or Andrea Hills, Esperance on +61 (0)8 9083 1144.