Insight on offer
An opportunity to work with some of the nation’s leading researchers and practitioners — to help address the rising challenge of fungicide, herbicide and insecticide resistance — is being offered to the Australian grains industry ahead of the 2019 cropping season.
The 2018 Crop Protection Forum, to be held in South Australia on December 6, will feature a line-up of speakers who will discuss evolving resistance and new research aimed at tackling the issues and innovations to manage them.
The one-day forum, Riders of the storm of resistance, is presented by the Centre for Crop and Disease Management in partnership with the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative and research organisation cesar.
CCDM co-director Professor Karam Singh, who will chair the opening session with a focus on the impact and management of chemical resistance, said resistance to agricultural chemicals was here now and would continue to evolve and challenge the Australian industry into the future.
‘‘For the industry to tackle resistance head-on, we need a coordinated approach and that’s where the Crop Protection Forum fits in,’’ Prof Singh said.
‘‘The forum brings together agronomists, advisers, growers, practitioners, resellers and researchers to tackle the important questions and solutions around crop disease, pest and weed control and management.
‘‘Delegates will hear from key researchers and others about what they’re finding and the implications for paddock practices.’’ ■ To register or for more information, visit: https://buff.ly/ 2NAN9RB