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National modelling, risk forecasting and epidemiology of crop diseases

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A reliable and timely crop disease forecast can help growers in managing the disease... With the background, this project is designed to provide grain growers with such tools and/or outputs of the tools as disease risk forecasts to minimise the impact of diseases... The project will deliver two outputs: one, the decision support tools (which forecast disease risk and impact on grain crops) developed from disease epidemiological data, validated in target environments and made available to stakeholders; and two, the current and updated IDM recommendations, support tools and knowledge provided to grain growers in WA, and where applicable in GRDC Southern region, through regular print and electronic publications and in-person extension activities and delivery evaluated against industry needs...