Ascochyta chickpea menace will thrive after rain events this winter

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Updated June 25 2020 - 9:35am, first published 5:00am
The chickpea Ascochyta fungus growing from seed that had been stored on farm for more than three years is examined by Senior Plant Pathologist Kevin Moore, Tamworth. Photo. Toni Somes, GRDC.
The chickpea Ascochyta fungus growing from seed that had been stored on farm for more than three years is examined by Senior Plant Pathologist Kevin Moore, Tamworth. Photo. Toni Somes, GRDC.

CHICKPEA emergence is beginning in the north while new plants will start emerging within the next two weeks in the Central West, and with new crops sprouting comes the potential widespread outbreak of Ascochyta blight which can set back yields and destroy seed for next year's plantings.

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Mark Griggs

Journalist 0- Central West NSW

Central West and Western editorial reporter living at Wellington and based out of The Land, Dubbo office.

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