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R&D preventing big oilseed, pulse losses
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"Reports commissioned by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have found that losses would be much higher without the disease control measures used by growers," GRDC plant health senior manager Rohan Rainbow said... "The reports show that one single disease - blackleg in canola - has the potential to cause national losses of $331 million - but the actual cost is much reduced at $77 million by using current controls.".. Dr Rainbow said the figures in the reports reflected the achievements made in researching, developing and implementing disease controls in the Australian pulse and oilseed industries...
GRDC Research Summaries