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Changing practices prompt pre-emptive CCN strike
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South Australian and Victorian researchers are working to gather enough information to pre-empt a re-emergence of cereal cyst nematode (CCN) disease and its ability to cause significant problems in cropping regions... While use of resistant varieties in the past has kept CCN populations under control, they have not eradicated CCN from soils... Dr McKay says establishing how to use new varieties to manage CCN populations will enable information to be provided to growers to better inform them of which varieties will keep CCN under control and which combination of varieties are likely to increase risk of a resurgence...