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Understanding fungicide resistance – a short survey

The Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) is conducting a short survey to better understand the baseline of fungicide resistance management knowledge amongst Australian grains growers and advisers. We want to tailor our extension for greatest impact, as we work to equip Australian growers with the knowledge and understanding to manage impacts and reduce the emergence of fungicide resistance.

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Participation in the survey is expected to take 15-20 minutes. Your participation is completely anonymous and voluntary, and you are free to withdraw by stopping at any time. If you have any questions concerning your participation in this survey feel free to contact Dr Kylie Ireland – (08) 9266 3541, kylie.ireland@curtin.edu.au or Bridget Penna – (08) 8332 3277, bridget.penna@agcommunicators.com.au.

All information collected through the survey will be anonymous and reported in aggregate form to ensure that participants are not individually identifiable. Results from this survey will be used to tailor the development of extension materials and activities for fungicide resistance in Australian grains, and to evaluate practice change within the Australian grains industry. The survey dataset will be created and managed by AgCommunicators, with additional editorial and management support from project participants, under the direct supervision and/or direction of Dr Kylie Ireland and Dr Fran Lopez-Ruiz (Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Curtin University). Upon completion of the project, we plan to publish the survey results and make them publicly available.

Electronic data will be password-protected and hard copy data (including video or audio tapes) will be in locked storage. The information we collect in this study will be kept under secure conditions at Curtin University for 7 years after the research is published and then it will be destroyed.

Curtin University Human Research Ethics Office (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number HRE2020-0242). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email hrec@curtin.edu.au.