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Foliar disease workshops prepare advisers for 2012 As grain growers plan their approach to season 2012, sound advice to help develop a proactive strategy to manage cereal foliar diseases is a must... Grains advisers can update their knowledge on control for a range of diseases, such as rust, yellow leaf spot, net blotch, scald, Stagonospora , Septoria and powdery mildew at a series of training courses to be held across Australia... How to manage the recent development of resistance in powdery mildew to triazole fungicides and the potential for resistance to occur in other disease/fungicide combinations is also an issue advisers need to be across."..
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Western Australian growers can find out the latest information on how to reduce the risk of frost damaging their crops this season by attending one of a series of workshops in March... The informative and interactive Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Pre-Seeding Frost Workshops have been organised by ConsultAg director Garren Knell... A range of expert speakers, including leading researchers and consultants, will attend the workshops, an initiative of the GRDC Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN)...
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PB Seeds commercial manager Janine Sounness (left) encouraged growers to focus on growing one or two lentil varieties only... Grain grower Hamish Paton (right) grew a small amount of lentils in 2014 and planned to increase the area sown to the crop in 2015 after a successful first attempt growing them at his farm near Holbrook, NSW... With attractive prices on offer earlier this year for lentils, chickpeas and faba beans, Pulse Australia industry development manager for New South Wales Tim Weaver noted how growers had quickly responded by increasing pulse plantings...
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PB Seeds commercial manager Janine Sounness (left) encouraged growers to focus on growing one or two lentil varieties only... Grain grower Hamish Paton (right) grew a small amount of lentils in 2014 and planned to increase the area sown to the crop in 2015 after a successful first attempt growing them at his farm near Holbrook, NSW... With attractive prices on offer earlier this year for lentils, chickpeas and faba beans, Pulse Australia industry development manager for New South Wales Tim Weaver noted how growers had quickly responded by increasing pulse plantings...
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Sustainable management of insect pests in crops can be a challenge for grain growers... To help growers address these questions, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is supporting three one-day workshops for grain growers in central and southern New South Wales... Project Manager Dr Melina Miles, from the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, says each workshop will investigate the major insect pests of grain crops and how to manage these in an integrated approach, designed to avoid the overuse of broad spectrum insecticides...
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Image supplied by NSW DPI... Hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the workshops are being held at Narromine on September 16, Gunnedah on September 17 and Warialda on September 18... GRDC Northern panel member Keith Harris, Windy Station, Quirindi said it was an exceptional opportunity for growers and advisors to discuss relevant local insect pest management (IPM) issues and source advice on effective monitoring and control...
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These questions and more will be addressed during Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshops being held at Pittsworth on February 10 and Goondiwindi on February 11, 2014... The workshops are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and will discuss the implementation of effective insect management programs, monitoring and economic thresholds, the role of 'softer' and more selective insecticides, key pest ecology, and management strategies of regionally important crops... The workshops will be presented by well-known and respected senior entomologists from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Queensland Melina Miles and Hugh Brier and facilitated by John Cameron (ICAN)...
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BENDIGO CEREAL DISEASE WORKSHOP: A two-day workshop for farm advisers on the practical management of cereal foliar disease will be held in Bendigo next month... To be held at the Quality Resort All Seasons, the workshop is designed for experienced advisers to update and benchmark their skills base on managing cereal foliar diseases with their peers and industry experts... The workshop will be facilitated by John Cameron (Independent Consultants Australia Network) and delivered by consultant Nick Poole (Foundation of Arable Research New Zealand) and cereal pathologists Grant Hollaway (DPI Victoria), Mark McLean (DPI Vic) and Colin Wellings (I&I NSW)...
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The workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 12 from 8am to 5pm at the Town and Country Club in Frome St, Moree and is the only one being scheduled for NSW this year... Jointly presented by the Australian Sunflower Association (ASA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the day will incorporate a blend of theory, demonstrations and hands-on activities specifically tailored for the region... The workshop will equip participants with the latest industry information on plant growth and development, agronomy practices and irrigation, insect, weed and disease management, harvest, storage and marketing...
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NSW agronomists will have the opportunity to prepare for the future of insect management in grain crops at a series of workshops set to kick off in NSW during March... Workshop facilitator, Mark Congreve, ICAN says the pending crisis of insecticide resistance, coupled with the regulatory withdrawal of a number of older insecticide registrations, has prompted a re-think from advisers on the sustainability of their strategies for managing insect pests... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-sponsored workshops will deliver content developed by leading entomologists from NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland (DAFF Qld), SARDI and the CESAR group...
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