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With 80,000 hectares of chickpeas planted in central Queensland and early reports of an ascochyta blight outbreak, growers are being urged to closely monitor crops... James Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) says central Queensland has had little experience with the potentially damaging fungal disease, although there was a similar outbreak in 2008... "Our message to growers is clear - we can't stop the spread of ascochyta into the Central Highlands but by monitoring crops closely and following control guidelines growers can quickly contain the disease with registered chemical controls," Mr Clark said...
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