Cowra foliar disease workshop for advisers

COWRA FOLIAR DISEASE WORKSHOP FOR ADVISERS: Cutting edge cereal disease management practices will be the focus of a Grains Research and Development Corporation-supported two-day workshop at Cowra in July. The Cereal Foliar Disease Management Workshop for farm advisers, to be held on July 16-17 at The Mill, will be led by foliar disease expert Nick Poole, from the Foundation for Arable Research in New Zealand, Col Wellings (NSW DPI/University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute) and Andrew Milgate (NSW DPI). This small group workshop will cover regional solutions and issues including: cereal growth stages and spray decisions; the impact of environment and day degrees on crop and disease development; where new and old fungicides fit; the development of cost-effective disease management plans; and management strategies for key cereal diseases. The workshop, supported by GRDC and the Rust Bust campaign, is locally sponsored by BASF. Further information is available from facilitator John Cameron or Erica McKay at ICAN Pty Ltd, email erica@icanrural.com.au, phone (02) 9482 4930 or visit www.icanrural.com.au.

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