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Grains industry recognises rust expert Colin Wellings
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Grains industry recognises rust expert Colin Wellings.. The award was presented to Prof Wellings this week at the GRDC Adviser Update at Young, NSW, where he was addressing researchers, scientists, advisers, agronomists and growers on the latest developments in cereal diseases... During the period he has assumed research and advisory roles with the Australian Cereal Rust Control Program, working in partnership with the GRDC. Over the past 30 years, Prof Wellings has been responsible for Australia-wide monitoring of the stripe rust pathogen (strain identification), genetic studies of resistance in wheat to this pathogen, and assisting directly with disease control by providing breeding support to all wheat breeding groups in Australia...