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Improving powdery mildew management in Mungbean

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20 Mar 2023
agricultural researchers in the field
A group of broadacre growers, agronomists and leading agricultural researchers met at the University of Southern Queensland today (March 20) for an update on the benefits of a new cutting-edge app.

A group of broadacre growers, agronomists and researchers met at the University of Southern Queensland today (March 20) for an update on the benefits of a new cutting-edge app.

The freely available PowderyMildewMBM app is working to make management easier and minimise the impact of powdery mildew on the Mungbean industry.

Director of the University’s Centre for Crop Health, Professor Levente Kiss said the workshop aimed to sum up the lessons learned while working with growers and agronomists this past year.

“It’s shown to be incredibly useful to help plan fungicide application decisions and the economic returns from the sprays,” Professor Kiss said.

“We’re really proud to be helping growers realise the benefits of the app and supporting them to lower the impact of powdery mildew.”

Powdery mildew is a disease that impacts Mungbean crops annually and thrives in milder temperatures and high humidity – and can lead to yield losses of up to 40 per cent if left unmanaged.

Learn more about the project.