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Disease Management in a Changing Farming Environment

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The overall objective of this research program is to develop and deliver strategies for management of plant diseases of importance to SA grains industries... The increased frequency of cereals and greater adoption of susceptible cultivars is creating an opportunity for cereal cyst nematode (CCN) to re-emerge as a significant problem in the southern region... Subproject 3 continues existing monitoring and surveillance of new races and pathogen threats; this subproject will link with newly appointed grains biosecurity officer in SA. Subproject 4 focusses on rebuilding a joint capability in the southern region to address key issues in cereal nematology, most critically preventing CCN re-emerging as a significant problem...