Wagga Wagga cereal disease workshop

Author: | Date: 21 Feb 2011

WAGGA WAGGA CEREAL DISEASE WORKSHOP: A two-day workshop for farm advisers on the practical management of cereal foliar disease will be held in Wagga Wagga next month. Developed with support from growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the workshop on March 21 and 22 is also being hosted by Syngenta Crop Protection and Bayer CropScience. To be held in the Industry and Investment NSW Conference Room at Wagga Wagga, 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 consultants Nick Poole (Foundation of Arable Research New Zealand), cereal pathologists Greg Platz (DEEDI Queensland) and Andrew Milgate (I&I NSW), and cereal physiologist Neil Fettell. 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.

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