Resources

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disease pressure

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fungicide use

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with extension

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. 

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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.
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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.
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Victoria webinar

Wednesday 26 August 2020

 

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

 

Upcoming events

SA WORKSHOPS: 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 fire power of Nick Poole, Steve Marcroft, Kylie Ireland and SARDI pathologists Hugh Wallwork & Tara Garrard with the field expertise of up to 20 leading agronomists, the discussion 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

23-24

Nov

CUMMINS

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)

 

25-26

Nov

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.