Authors: Jenny Davidson1, Mohsen Khani1, Amanda Pearce2, Ian Ludwig2, Sara Blake1, Penny Roberts3
1South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Plant Research Centre, Urrbrae, SA. 2South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), New Variety Agronomy, Struan, SA. 3South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), New Variety Agronomy, Clare, SA
Funded By: GRDC DAV00150
Project Title: Southern Pulse Agronomy
Peer Review: Hugh Wallwork
Key Words: cercospora leaf spot, chocolate spot, foliar fungicide
- The new faba bean cultivar, PBA Amberley, is provisionally rated MR to chocolate spot (CS). Additional field trials are required to determine whether foliar fungicides are needed to control CS in this variety.
- A foliar spray of tebuconazole at grass spray timing is still the most effective way to control cercospora leaf spot on faba bean. Uniform® in-furrow and Systiva® as a seed treatment were included in the trial but only had a small or no effect on controlling this disease.