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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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Webinars target fungicide resistance in crops

Webinars target fungicide resistance in crops

Grain growers will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of fungicide resistance issues over coming weeks, thanks to a series of webinars being delivered by the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN).

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Upcoming events

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, Kylie Ireland 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

25-26

Mar

MELBOURNE, VIC

Best Western Airport Motel, 33 Ardlie Street, Attwood

Starts 9:00am day 1
Finish by 4:00pm day 2

Speakers: Fran Lopez Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Grant Hollaway (Agriculture Victoria), Mark McLean (Agriculture Victoria), Steve Marcroft (Marcroft Pathology Services), John Cameron (ICAN).

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

 

19-20

Jul

CUMMINS, SA

Bowling Club, 60 Bruce Terrace

Starts 9:00am day 1
Finish by 4:00pm day 2

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

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

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

21-22

Jul

CLARE, SA

Clare Valley Country Club, White Hut Road

Starts 9:00am day 1
Finish by 4:00pm day 2

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

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

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

27-28

Jul

KATANNING, WA

Premier Mill Hotel, cnr Clive & Austral Terrace

Starts 9:00am day 1
Finish by 4:00pm day 2

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

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

 

29-30

Jul

NORTHAM, WA

Bridgeley Community Centre, 91-93 Wellington Street

Starts 9:00am day 1
Finish by 4:00pm day 2

Speakers: Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Geoff Thomas (DPIRD), Ciara Beard (DPIRD), Fran Lopez Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), John Cameron (ICAN).

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

 

2-3

Aug

ESPERANCE, WA

Esperance Bay Yacht Club, The Esplanade

Starts 9:00am day 1
Finish by 4:00pm day 2

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

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

 

4-5

Aug

PERTH, WA

Ingot Hotel, 285 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont

Starts 9:00am day 1
Finish by 4:00pm day 2

Speakers: Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Geoff Thomas (DPIRD), Andrea Hills (DPIRD), Fran Lopez Ruiz (CCDM/Curtin Uni), 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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