Grains Research and Development

Date: 21.02.2011

Bendigo cereal disease workshop

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. Developed with support from growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the workshop on March 24 and 25 is also being hosted by Syngenta Crop Protection. 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. It will cover the integration of genetics and varietal selection, seasonal conditions and epidemiology with the use of at-sowing and foliar fungicides for the economic management of foliar diseases in wheat and barley. This 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). The GRDC is supporting a national series of workshops on cereal foliar disease management specifically targeted to the needs of professional grains advisers. More information is available from Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN) on 02 9482 4930 or email erica@icanrural.com.au.