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Genome sequencing of the pathogen that causes the wheat disease tan or yellow spot is expected to accelerate the release of more resistant varieties and improve resistance ratings for existing cultivars... The director of the Perth-based Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP), Professor Richard Oliver, says estimates that the disease causes annual losses of more than $200 million in Australian cropping might be conservative... Leader of tan spot research at ACNFP Dr Caroline Moffat says the new genome sequence means her team can focus on finding sequences for Australian isolates of the disease and genetic analysis of Australian wheat varieties...
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Integrating ryegrass biology, agronomy and economics in a dynamic and user-friendly framework, RIM is free software which simulates the effect of strategic and tactical control methods on ryegrass populations and paddock economic returns over a 10-year period... Ms Lacoste said the upgrade included entirely reviewing and updating management options including timing of crop seeding; soil preparation; herbicides; grazing; crop sacrifice; topping and harvest weed seed control... "RIM now also has simpler, more flexible settings so the user can easily build strategies, observe the effects of the various options on ryegrass numbers and assess the financial implications of their choices," she said...
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