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Northern NSW Integrated Disease Management

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Recently the top five diseases in wheat and barley have been estimated to cost growers in the northern region $261 million annually (wheat $183 m and barley $78 m, Murray and Brennan 2009)... For example, applying just one Ascochyta fungicide spray to the 205,000 ha of chickpeas grown in the northern region in 2009, cost growers $3 million... Unless you fully understand and appreciate the risk of chickpea diseases, do not plant, or advise others to plant, chickpeas in 2011...
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