Spray to stop ​ascochyta blight

Updated August 23 2016 - 11:39am, first published August 22 2016 - 10:13am
LOOK OUT: Ascochyta blight in chickpeas leads to stem breakage. Growers are advised to apply a preventative fungicide spray ahead of rain events. Photo: ROHAN KIMBER
LOOK OUT: Ascochyta blight in chickpeas leads to stem breakage. Growers are advised to apply a preventative fungicide spray ahead of rain events. Photo: ROHAN KIMBER

SA chickpea growers are being urged to apply preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops following a severe outbreak of ascochyta blight.

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