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Management of Sclerotinia in farming systems

Wendy Bosci

P: 02 6166 4500



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Grains Research and Development Corporation
70140000 - Crop production and management and protection
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27-Apr-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) is a serious but sporadic disease of broadleaf field crops in Australia.  The main causal organism, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, has a host range in excess of 400 plant species, including all broadleaf crop species within the dryland cropping rotation.  In recent years, SSR has become an important disease of pulse and oilseed crops in some regions, driven largely by the increase in area sown, frequency of the crop within rotation and return to more average winter and spring rainfall patterns. Whilst considerable research efforts have been undertaken for canola, information on impact and management of the disease for pulse crops remains limited. Observations in the field in recent years suggest that the epidemiology of the disease is different for pulse crop species compared to canola and there is a dearth of information for growers to implement any form of effective management, such as availability of and optimal timing of application of fungicides. 

This GRDC investment will improve the understanding of the epidemiology and development of management strategies for sclerotinia in pulse crops.


By 2025, 50% of grain growers who adopt an integrated approach for the management of Sclerotinia across their farming system will decrease crop losses due to this disease by 20% per annum. Additionally, the adoption of Integrated Disease Management for Sclerotinia will allow for greater adoption of crop diversification, including maintenance or growth in pulse crops within the farming systems.

Output 1

By June 2021, establish the economic/disease impact from Sclerotinia and delivered to growers and advisers. This information will provide regionally relevant economic thresholds that represent the loss of profit in the presence of Sclerotinia stem rot on chickpeas, lupins, lentils and faba beans in the Northern, Southern and Western regions.

Output 2

By December 2020, growers will have access to information on the epidemiology and infection process of Sclerotinia in pulse crops including lupins, chickpeas, faba beans and lentils in order to target chemical and cultural management tactics.

Output 3

By June 2021, varietal susceptibility/tolerance of chickpeas, faba beans, lentils, and lupins to Sclerotinia infection determined and results reported to the Australian pulse growers annually.

Output 4

By June 2021, integrated disease management package developed for Sclerotinia in pulses (chickpeas, faba beans, lentils and lupins) and delivered to growers regarding economics of fungicide usage, cultural practices, host tolerance and other management strategies for reducing disease impact.



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Conditions for Participation:

Eligibility Criteria

1.         The Applicant must be a single legal entity or recognised firm of partners.

2.         The Applicant must be financially viable. For the purposes of this condition, “financially viable” means that the Tenderer has not had any of the following events occur in respect of it:

a.         a meeting of creditors being called or held within the past five years;

b.         the appointment of a liquidator, provisional liquidator or administrator within the past five years;

c.         the appointment of a controller (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act (2001)), or analogous person appointed, including in respect of any of its property within the past five years;

d.         a failure to comply with a statutory demand in respect of the payment of any debt;

e.         an inability to pay debts as they fall due or otherwise becoming insolvent;

f.          becoming incapable of managing its own affairs for any reason;

g.         taking any step resulting in insolvency under administration (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001); and

h.         entering into a compromise or arrangement with, or assignment for the benefit of, any of its creditors, or any analogous event.

3.         The Applicant and any proposed subcontractor must be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

4.         The Applicant must include in its application details of any known circumstances that may give rise to an actual or potential Conflict of Interest with GRDC in responding to this procurement. The Applicant's response will be taken into account in the evaluation.

Timeframe for Delivery:

July 2018 to June 2021

Address for Lodgement:

By portal submission only at

Wendy Bosci

P: 02 6166 4500



Document(s) Contact Name:
Wendy Bosci

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