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Molecular Diagnostics Centre for delivery of training and diagnostics for soil borne disease management

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Soilborne diseases pose a significant risk to the Australian cereal industry and can cause unexpected yield responses in field trials... PreDicta B is a unique DNA based service developed to assist Australian grain producers assess levels of a broad range of soilborne plant pathogenic nematodes and fungi before committing a particular crop/variety to a specific paddock... Development and delivery of a training course for scientists working on low rainfall farming systems programs across the southern region to increase awareness of soilborne diseases, summarise visual scoring techniques and merits of DNA tests delivered by SARDI as research tools to assist in site selection and assessing treatment effects in field trials...