The Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network
Supported by the GRDC, the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) brings together regional plant pathologists, fungicide resistance experts and communications and extension specialists to develop and deliver fungicide resistance resources to growers and advisers across the country.
Fungicide resistance is a multi-dimensional problem, with impacts and management strategies specific to different crops, diseases and regions.
The risk of fungicide resistance is greatest where fungicides with a single mode of action are used repeatedly to control highly virulent pathogens in the presence of susceptible crop varieties, favourable weather conditions and less than ideal agronomic practices.
By taking advantage of AFREN resources, growers and advisers can better understand how to reduce the threat of fungicide resistance.
AFREN brings together regional plant pathologists, fungicide resistance experts and communications specialists to develop and deliver resources for growers and advisers. Our goal is to provide knowledge and understanding of best practice management strategies to reduce the impact and emergence of fungicide resistance.
Specifically, the project will deliver:
- A national fungicide resistance management guide
- Local information sessions and workshops
- Fact sheets, updates and email alerts
- Educational webinars
Regionally-specific resources are being developed to help growers and advisers address the issue as it impacts their area.
By increasing awareness of occurrences, risk factors and best management practices, we can limit the emergence and the impact of fungicide resistance in Australia.
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Contact the AFREN team
Communication and Extension
Regional Fungicide Resistance Experts
New South Wales
Prof. Robert Park
Director, Cereal Rust Research, University of Sydney