A new GRDC podcast gives you the perfect introduction to the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN), including the range of resources you can access and how to limit your fungicide resistance risk.
In the podcast, AFREN coordinator Dr Kylie Ireland from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) at Curtin University discusses what the network has to offer, and the top five fungicide best management practices.
AFREN has been established by the GRDC to develop and deliver a fungicide resistance management guide, workshops, information sessions and webinars, as well as crop-specific factsheets, updates and email alerts.
AFREN brings together regional plant pathologists, fungicide resistance experts, and communication and extension specialists from across the country.
Project partners include AgCommunicators, Agriculture Victoria, CCDM, Centre for Crop Health at the University of Southern Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Research Development (DPIRD) in Western Australia, Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) Australia, Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN), Marcroft Grains Pathology, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) which is the research division of Primary Industries and Regions SA, and the University of Melbourne.