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Crop health tool addresses new seasonal challenges.. PestFax- a vital link in the fight to maintain Western Australia's current levels of crop health - has resumed its free weekly service, as the new season presents a fresh set of pest and disease challenges... PestFax is widely read and supported by grains industry leaders including agronomists, consultants, farmers, researchers, grain marketers and retailers, with issues delivered to subscribers each Friday via email and available at www.agric.wa.gov.au/pestfax "The service helps the grains industry keep up with seasonal challenges and advises on management options relating to recurring pest and disease threats," PestFax editor and DAFWA entomologist Peter Mangano said...
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GRDC & NSW DPI set to reignite the BBQ at AgQuip.. Northern panel chair James Clark said the breakfast offered growers an opportunity to engage with researchers who are helping pioneer solutions to some of the region's most challenging disease, weed and agronomic management challenges... The GRDC will be onsite at I/24 for the duration of AgQuip and welcomes growers to drop in for coffee, to discuss any relevant issues or attain advice on the use of GRDC's range of GrowNotes, apps or other extension initiatives...
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GRDC & NSW DPI set to reignite the BBQ at AgQuip.. Northern panel chair James Clark said the breakfast offered growers an opportunity to engage with researchers who are helping pioneer solutions to some of the region's most challenging disease, weed and agronomic management challenges... The GRDC will be onsite at I/24 for the duration of AgQuip and welcomes growers to drop in for coffee, to discuss any relevant issues or attain advice on the use of GRDC's range of GrowNotes, apps or other extension initiatives...
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The Weed Seed Wizard was developed in WA and is being brought to Queensland and NSW with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... Mr Congreve says Weed Seed Wizard can be fine-tuned to individual farms using local weather data, soil type and management options... "The Weed Seed Wizard can help advisers understand and predict the impact of weed management decisions on crop yield and weed seedbanks."..
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John Sheppard, GRDC northern panellist and wheat breeder who collaborated with the Cooks for many years says new varieties wouldn't happen without trial hosts such as the late Allan Cook and his wife Muriel, their son Rowland and his wife Mary, and grandson Chris and his wife Jade... Mr Sheppard says the family has been involved in research, development and extension for over 40 years with Allan Cook paving the way as a leading seed producer for the then State Wheat Board. ".. Mr Sheppard says Rowland Cook hosted a memorable Wheat Breeding Assembly tour which set the benchmark for field walks. "..
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John Sheppard, GRDC northern panellist and wheat breeder who collaborated with the Cooks for many years says new varieties wouldn't happen without trial hosts such as the late Allan Cook and his wife Muriel, their son Rowland and his wife Mary, and grandson Chris and his wife Jade... Mr Sheppard says the family has been involved in research, development and extension for over 40 years with Allan Cook paving the way as a leading seed producer for the then State Wheat Board. ".. Mr Sheppard says Rowland Cook hosted a memorable Wheat Breeding Assembly tour which set the benchmark for field walks. "..
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Heads up on crown rot tolerance.. New crown rot analysis funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has taken a closer look at tolerance ratings in current and future wheat cultivars with positive results... Mr Long says there is value in the current resistance system but also potential to adopt tolerance ratings that would be very useful to growers and advisers...
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Stringent sampling needed to assess crown rot risk.. "In recent years, use of the DNA based soil testing service PreDicta B has proved a reliable indicator of nematode populations but question marks have been raised by industry over its accuracy in assessing crown rot risk within the northern region," Dr Simpfendorfer said... "PreDicta B is a good technique for identifying the level of risk for crown rot and other soil-borne pathogens prior to sowing within paddocks but requires a dedicated sampling strategy and is not a simple add-on to a soil nutrition test...
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Bust the rust in wheat this season.. While stem rust has the potential to inflict large-scale crop losses in the northern region if conditions are favourable, epidemics have largely been kept in check through the selection of varieties with adequate rust resistance... Headed up by Professor Robert Park, the ACRCP program has provided the industry with vision and leadership when it comes to assisting Australian cereal breeders incorporate genetic resistance to rust diseases into varieties to achieve effective long-term disease management...
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Bust the rust in wheat this season.. While stem rust has the potential to inflict large-scale crop losses in the northern region if conditions are favourable, epidemics have largely been kept in check through the selection of varieties with adequate rust resistance... Headed up by Professor Robert Park, the ACRCP program has provided the industry with vision and leadership when it comes to assisting Australian cereal breeders incorporate genetic resistance to rust diseases into varieties to achieve effective long-term disease management...
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