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Heightened risk of soil diseases and pests prompts testing advice and focus sessions

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Pre-seeding paddock sampling to detect the presence of soilborne diseases and pests takes on renewed importance this year... The recommendation to test suspect paddocks comes on the back of evidence of increased levels of fusarium crown rot, take-all, rhizoctonia bare patch and root lesion nematodes (RLN) across many parts of WA... The 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates , hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) at Crown Perth on February 24 and 25, will have a major focus on the latest GRDC-funded research into control and management of soilborne pests and diseases...
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