Pulse disease guide

The Victorian pulse disease guide provides the latest information on disease management and the disease resistant ratings for pulse crops.

New pulse disease rating system

A new pulse disease rating system has been implemented in 2020. Disease rating definitions were revised and standardised nationally (see back page). Some disease ratings changed to reflect these definitions.

Always consult a current disease guide for the latest ratings and definitions to plan disease management.

Season summary 2019

A dry spring meant diseases in pulses were generally of minor importance during 2019 in Victoria.

However, there were widespread reports of significant crop losses due to bacterial blight in field peas and Sclerotinia white mould was identified in both lentil and chickpea crops across the Mallee.

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Page last updated: 25 Jun 2020