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AFREN support network to tackle fungicide resistance

AFREN support network to tackle fungicide resistance

With the right support, growers and advisers can successfully manage and prevent fungicide resistance.

With the increasing use of fungicides for disease control in crops over the past 20 years, there has been a corresponding rise in cases of fungicide resistance in many common pathogens.

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FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE WEBINARS

AFREN recently hosted a series of regionally focused webinars to discuss recent fungicide resistance developments and issues relevant to each growing region. 

FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE WORKSHOP SERIES:

Managing cereal and canola foliar diseases and fungicide resistance

Agronomists and grain growers are invited to discuss the cutting edge of cereal and canola disease and fungicide resistance management in a 2-day GRDC-supported workshop, brought to you by the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN).

"Coupling the field expertise of up to 20 leading agronomists with the fire-power of Nick Poole, Steve Marcroft, Fran Lopez-Ruiz and expert plant pathologists from each region, these discussions will be lively and targeted on issues of regional importance and how this is reflected in advice to growers. It’s a great mix, and all who attend – no matter how experienced, will pick up new and valued understanding," workshop facilitator John Cameron said.

These ‘small group’ workshops cover:

  • Cereal growth stages and spray decisions
  • Where different fungicides fit
  • Fungicide resistance management and resources
  • Integrating fungicides, varieties, epidemiology, and seasons for fun and profit
  • Cereal canopy management interactions with foliar disease decision making
  • Management strategies in cereal and canola that consider the underlying risk of fungicide resistance
  • Strategies for managing SDHI and other resistance issues, including net blotches in barley and triazole resistance in powdery mildew

29-30

Nov

CUMMINS, SA

Speakers: Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Steve Marcroft (Marcroft Pathology Services), Dr Fran Lopez-Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Hugh Wallwork & Tara Garrard (SARDI), John Cameron (ICAN).

[FULL CLOSED TO REGISTRATIONS - please email erica@icanrural.com.auor phone 02 9482 4930 to add your name to the waiting list.]

1-2

Dec

CLARE, SA

Speakers: Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Steve Marcroft (Marcroft Pathology Services), Dr Fran Lopez-Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Hugh Wallwork & Tara Garrard (SARDI), John Cameron (ICAN).

[FULL CLOSED TO REGISTRATIONS - please email erica@icanrural.com.au or phone 02 9482 4930 to add your name to the waiting list.]

1-2

Feb

ESPERANCE, WA

Esperance Bay Yacht Club, The Esplanade

Speakers: Dr Fran Lopez-Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Geoff Thomas, Kith Jayasena, Andrea Hills (DPIRD), John Cameron (ICAN).

Cost: $55 (includes resource kit including GRDC booklets and ute guides, presentaton printouts and regional reference documents)

 

3-4

Feb

PERTH, WA

Speakers: Dr Fran Lopez-Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Geoff Thomas, Andrea Hills (DPIRD), John Cameron (ICAN).

[FULL CLOSED TO REGISTRATIONS - please email erica@icanrural.com.au or phone 02 9482 4930 to add your name to the waiting list.]

15-16

Mar

KATANNING, WA

Speakers: Dr Fran Lopez-Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Geoff Thomas, Kith Jayasena, Andrea Hills (DPIRD), John Cameron (ICAN).

[FULL CLOSED TO REGISTRATIONS - please email erica@icanrural.com.au or phone 02 9482 4930 to add your name to the waiting list.]

17-18

Mar

NORTHAM, WA

Bridgeley Community Centre, 91-93 Wellington St

Speakers: Dr Fran Lopez-Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Geoff Thomas, Andrea Hills (DPIRD), John Cameron (ICAN).

Cost: $55 (includes resource kit including GRDC booklets and ute guides, presentaton printouts and regional reference documents)

 

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If you’re interested in having one of our team present an information session on fungicide resistance to your grower or advisory group, please get in touch.

We have regional pathologists in all states, and can deliver online via an interactive Zoom or meet in person if COVID-restrictions allow.

 

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