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AFREN brings together regional plant pathologists, fungicide resistance experts and communications specialists to develop and deliver resources for growers and advisers. 

You can view and download our resources here. 

Blog Posts

You’ve got to keep it complicated

Most of us would agree with the advertising Meerkat when he advocates making life “simples”. Simple is good. Simple is usually better. But, sometimes it’s good to be complicated, especially when it comes to preventing and managing fungicide resistance. How so?...

How does fungicide resistance develop?

Fungicide resistance is all about selection pressure. Every time a fungicide is applied, we apply selection pressure to the fungal population(s) present in the crop. It’s important to know – it’s a numbers game. More fungicide applications equals more opportunities...

Webinars

SA webinar

Thursday 2 July 2020

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) Fungicide Resistance in SA webinar led by Dr Tara Garrard and Dr Hugh Wallwork, plant pathologists with SARDI.‏‎ ‎

Canola webinar

Friday 10 July 2020

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) Fungicide Resistance in SA webinar led by Angela Van de Wouw from University of Melbourne, and Steve Marcroft, Marcroft Grains Pathology.

NSW/Qld webinar

Friday 24 July 2020

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) Fungicide Resistance in NSW/Qld webinar by Steven Simpfendorfer, NSW DPI, Lisle Snyman, DAFQ and Levente Kiss, Centre for Crop Health, USQ.

High Rainfall Zone webinar

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) Fungicide Resistance in the High Rainfall Zone webinar led by Nick Poole from FAR Australia.‏‏‎ ‎

Victoria webinar

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) Fungicide Resistance in Victoria webinar by Grant Hollaway, Agriculture Victoria.‏‏‎ ‎

WA webinar

Thursday 27 August 2020

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) Fungicide Resistance in Western Australia presented by Geoff Thomas, Department of Primary Industries Regional Development, with CCDM’s Wes Mair and Fran Lopez Ruiz and Kith Jayasena, DPIRD.

2020 SFNB SDHI resistance in WA - update webinar

Friday 2 October 2020

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) update on Spot Form Net Blotch SDHI resistance in Western Australia hosted CCDM’s Fran Lopez Ruiz and Wes Mair.‏‏‎ ‎

Recommended web resources

GRDC

GRDC Groundcover Supplement: Resistance in Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Issue 139: March – April 2019.

An overview of chemical resistance in weeds, pests and diseases. Largely in laymen’s terms, without compromising on depth or quality.

online fact sheets

Principles of fungicide resistance

Paul Vincelli, Uni of Kentucky.

YouTube videos

Fungicide resistance and management strategies

National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) UK.

Fungicide resistance

Bayer Canada.

Fungicide resistance management

Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC).

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

9-10

Mar

WAGGA WAGGA, NSW

RSL, cnr Kincaid & Dobbs Streets

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

Speakers: Kylie Ireland (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Andrew Milgate (NSW DPI), 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)

 

11-12

Mar

DUBBO, NSW

Club Dubbo, 82 Whylandra Street

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

Speakers: Kylie Ireland (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Steve Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI), Kevin Moore (NSW DPI), John Cameron (ICAN).

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

 

16-17

Mar

TOOWOOMBA, QLD

USQ ASE Precinct,
32 Baker Street, Darling Heights

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

Speakers: Kylie Ireland (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Lisa Snyman (DAF Qld), Levente Kiss (USQ), Lisa Kelly (DAF Qld), Kevin Moore (NSW DPI), John Cameron (ICAN).

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

 

18-19

Mar

MOREE, NSW

Moree Services Club, 3 Albert Street

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

Speakers: Kylie Ireland (CCDM/Curtin Uni), Nick Poole (FAR Australia), Steve Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI), Kevin Moore (NSW DPI), John Cameron (ICAN).

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

 

23-24

Mar

HORSHAM, VIC

Agriculture Victoria, 110 Natimuk Road

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

Speakers: Kylie Ireland (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)

 

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: Kylie Ireland (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), Kylie Ireland (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)

 

21-22

Jul

CLARE

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), Kylie Ireland (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)

 

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Contact us for an event

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.