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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
In many cropping soils of south-eastern Australia the presence of nematodes limits field crop production... Recent reports by Murray and Brennan (2009 a & b) estimated that in south-eastern Australia alone, nematodes are currently reducing wheat and barley production by 4.9% ($98 million) and 5.1% ($42 million) respectively, with losses in excess of 20% possible in the absence of appropriate control strategies... Growers can minimise yield loss caused by the nematodes in two ways...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
In many cropping soils of south-eastern Australia the presence of nematodes limits field crop production... Recent reports by Murray and Brennan (2009 a & b) estimated that in south-eastern Australia alone, nematodes are currently reducing wheat and barley production by 4.9% ($98 million) and 5.1% ($42 million) respectively, with losses in excess of 20% possible in the absence of appropriate control strategies... Growers can minimise yield loss caused by the nematodes in two ways...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Growers who plan their crop rotations could reduce yield losses during the growing season by testing for the microscopic soil pests root lesion nematodes (RLN)... Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) senior nematologist Dr Vivien Vanstone is leading ongoing GRDC-supported research into RLN management in WA. She says the absence of registered chemicals to control nematodes in broadacre crops prevents growers from eradicating the pests. ".. GRDC-funded projects aim to clarify yield losses and ascertain variety tolerance to nematode species in WA. "This will provide information to help growers choose varieties that are the least prone to yield loss under nematode attack. "..
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