BLACKLEG MANAGEMENT... Oilseeds disease expert Dr Steve Marcroft demonstrates the new BlacklegCM app to agronomist Craig Drum of Taryoon, Victoria. BLACKLEG MANAGEMENT... Oilseeds disease expert Dr Steve Marcroft demonstrates the new BlacklegCM app to agronomist Craig Drum of Taryoon, Victoria.

Technology gives leg-up against disease

AN app for managing blackleg has been released, giving farmers a tool to forecast the likelihood and severity of the potentially devastating disease.

BlacklegCM results from 30 years of research and could become the backbone for blackleg knowledge in Australia.

Oilseeds disease expert Dr Steve Marcroft helped develop the app and said it will provide farmers and advisers with an interactive interface to compare economic outcomes of different management strategies.

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