Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Anthracnose, Fungal diseases, Glomerella cingulata, Fungicides, Plant disease control, Plant breeding, Varieties, Western Australia

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Anthracnose in lupins was first reported in commercial crops in Western Australia in September 1996. By October 1996, several thousand lupin breeding lines and wild types of 11 lupin species were sown in New Zealand for resistance screening. In 1997, resistance to anthracnose was confirmed in several breeding fines and commercial cultivars of narrow-leafed lupins (I. angustifolius), landraces of albus lupins (I. albus) and wild types of several other lupin species. Important information on critical seed infection levels and fungicide seed treatment has also been determined.