Stem nematode in oats

The University of Adelaide (PIRSA/SARDI)

  • Project code: PRJ-012851

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • Project completion date: Monday, January 31, 2022

  • National Priority: FCR-Production of high-quality export-grade fodder


Stem nematode can be very destructive to oaten hay and has been kept in check by the development of resistant oat varieties. Recently, there has been an outbreak of stem nematode in an oaten hay crop. This project will investigate if stem nematode found in the latest outbreak has overcome the resistance.
The infested paddock will also be grid mapped to determine the extent of the infestation and define a baseline level to assess the rate of decline in subsequent non-host crops; the crop has since been sprayed out and sown to wheat.


Export Fodder

Research Organisation

The University of Adelaide (PIRSA/SARDI)

Objective Summary

The objective of this project is to determine if the stem nematode population from a recent outbreak has overcome the resistance mechanisms in current stem nematode resistant oat hay varieties.