In­sight on of­fer

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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

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