DISEASE... Growers and advisers are being asked to send samples of diseases such as ascochyta blight to researchers from SARDI. DISEASE... Growers and advisers are being asked to send samples of diseases such as ascochyta blight to researchers from SARDI.

Researchers seek pulse disease samples

RESEARCHERS are seeking grain growers and advisers to provide samples of diseases detected in this year’s pulse crops.

Through a Grains Re­search and Devel­opment Corporation pulse crop disease project investment, researchers are requesting samples of ascochyta blight, sclerotinia and bacterial blight.

Research scientist Sara Blake, from the South Australian Research and Development Institute, said collection and provision of infected crop samples would enable a greater understanding of the nature and extent of diseases in 2018.

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