Non-chemical strategies to reduce disease pressure with Dr Tara Garrard

Host: | Date: 02 Jun 2021

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    GRDC Podcast: Non-chemical strategies to reduce disease pressure with Dr Tara Garrard

    South Australian plant pathologist Dr Tara Garrard covers the range of agronomic practices growers have at their disposal to reduce disease pressure, limit fungicide applications and lower the risk of promoting fungicide resistance in their crops.

    Date: 02 Jun 2021

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South Australian plant pathologist Dr Tara Garrard covers the range of agronomic practices growers have at their disposal to reduce disease pressure, limit fungicide applications and lower the risk of promoting fungicide resistance in their crops.

The ‘Fungicide Resistance Five’ is the basis for an integrated disease management strategy that growers can use on-farm to reduce fungicide resistance pressure on crop pathogens.

This six-part podcast series, produced through the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN), unpacks the individual elements of the strategy to inform growers why and how they should minimise the risk of fungicide resistance developing in their paddocks.

AFREN is a significant GRDC investment that brings together a national network of regional plant pathologists, fungicide resistance experts and communications and extension specialists. It is co-ordinated through the Centre for Crop Disease Management (CCDM), a co-investment between the GRDC and Curtin University.

Contact

Chris Hetherington,
Extension Coordinator, Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN)
08 9266 3541
chris.hetherington@curtin.edu.au

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