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Think long-term on soilborne root diseases.. "When soil moisture and nutrition is adequate, cereal plants may be able to do quite well even in the presence of high inoculum levels," said Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) plant pathologist Daniel H berli, who conducts Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded research into soilborne diseases... "The danger is that growers might be unaware that high disease inoculum levels are present and the diseases might cause significant damage to cereal crops during a dry spring or in subsequent drier years...
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Early prediction of soilborne disease could cut losses.. DAFWA project leader Martin Harries said soilborne diseases were a major cost to the cropping industry, estimated to cause losses in WA of about $100 million per year in cereals alone... "There is scope to reduce these losses through management actions - such as choice of crop type or application of fungicide seed dressings - if these pathogens can be more accurately detected and quantified prior to sowing," he said...
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DAFWA project leader Martin Harries said soilborne diseases were a major cost to the cropping industry, estimated to cause losses in WA of about $100 million per year in cereals alone... "There is scope to reduce these losses through management actions - such as choice of crop type or application of fungicide seed dressings - if these pathogens can be more accurately detected and quantified prior to sowing," he said... Mr Harries said the other important part of the research was to include Pratylenchus teres in the suite of pathogens detected by PreDictaB...
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Australian and international scientists will gather in Fremantle later this year to present research findings on soilborne diseases... The 7th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium will be held at The University of Notre Dame from September 17 to 20... Organising committee convenor and DAFWA senior scientist Bill MacLeod said keynote and invited papers would be presented on topics vital to improving soil health and reducing crop losses from soilborne diseases...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Soilborne diseases pose a significant risk to the Australian cereal industry and can cause unexpected yield responses in field trials... PreDicta B is a unique DNA based service developed to assist Australian grain producers assess levels of a broad range of soilborne plant pathogenic nematodes and fungi before committing a particular crop/variety to a specific paddock... Development and delivery of a training course for scientists working on low rainfall farming systems programs across the southern region to increase awareness of soilborne diseases, summarise visual scoring techniques and merits of DNA tests delivered by SARDI as research tools to assist in site selection and assessing treatment effects in field trials...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Soilborne diseases pose a significant risk to the Australian cereal industry and can cause unexpected yield responses in field trials... PreDicta B is a unique DNA based service developed to assist Australian grain producers assess levels of a broad range of soilborne plant pathogenic nematodes and fungi before committing a particular crop/variety to a specific paddock... Development and delivery of a training course for scientists working on low rainfall farming systems programs across the southern region to increase awareness of soilborne diseases, summarise visual scoring techniques and merits of DNA tests delivered by SARDI as research tools to assist in site selection and assessing treatment effects in field trials...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
There has been a considerable increase in the incidence of crops affected by root lesion nematode (RLN) throughout the Western Australian (WA) cropping region... The recent root disease survey showed that the highest levels of all root diseases in WA are in the southern high rainfall zone... The objectives of the project are to:1) Identify sites in WA that are suppressive to one or more root diseases of wheat including take-all, rhizoctonia root rot, crown rot and RLN. Sites will be selected from three past and current projects including the DAFWA "Profitable crop sequencing in WA" [P. WHITE, M. HARRIES] project (which will establish 150 focus sites at which inoculum level and disease incidence will be measured), the "Soil Quality" [D. MURPHY] project (which has previously established a large number of geo-referenced monitoring sites around the WA agricultural region and the inoculum level was measured), and the DAFWA 2006-2008 cereal root disease survey sites [DAW00159]...
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Precision Agriculture (PA) techniques were used to improve soilborne disease management... Disease inoculum levels were measured in zones of 20 paddocks, using sampling methodologies developed in GRDC/SARDI project DAS311... Zones were constructed using a range of spatial paddock data including satellite imagery (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index- NDVI), yield, ECa (from EM38), and elevation...
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