Crop Protection Forum asks how to stop the march of resistance


The Grains Research and Development Corporation is supporting a Crop Protection Forum in Wagga Wagga this month, which will showcase the latest weeds, pests and disease research as they relate to chemical resistance.

The 2nd Crop Protection Forum hosted by the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) and the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) will explore the implications and solutions for chemical resistance in southern cropping systems.

Over the past two decades, agronomic practices have dramatically improved the profitability of farming systems, however, this “good” agronomy often contradicts good pest management, and there is a steady increase in cases of resistance in weeds, diseases and pests.

The event, held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga on Wednesday, 23 November 2016, will draw on experts from AHRI, CCDM and other research institutions from across Australia to delve into the trajectory of increasing resistance and some potential solutions.

For more information, go to the Centre for Crop and Disease Management website.

Contact Details

For Interviews

Sharon O’Keeffe, GRDC Regional Manager, North
0409 279 328
sharon.okeeffe@grdc.com.au

Contact

Ellen McNamara, Senior Consultant Cox Inall Communications
0429 897 129
ellenm@coxinall.com.au

Region North