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Research unearthing insights into costly soilborne disease

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Research funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is making significant progress towards improving options for the management of Rhizoctonia bare patch disease, which is presenting as a potential threat to cereal crops this season... Dr Alan McKay, of the SA Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Soil Biology and Molecular Diagnostics unit, says the current research program aims to improve disease prediction, reliability of existing control strategies and support development of new methods of control... Caption: Dr Alan McKay of SARDI's Soil Biology and Molecular Diagnostics unit, pictured speaking at a GRDC grains research Update, says the GRDC-funded Rhizoctonia research program aims to improve disease prediction, reliability of existing control strategies and support development of new methods of control...