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PREDICTA® B: 2017 Root Disease Risk Management Course - PERTH


This one day course provides information and technical advice for identifying and managing cereal root diseases.

New and experienced agronomists are invited to attend the PREDICTA® B Root Disease Risk Management course to build or refresh their skills and knowledge on soilborne diseases. The course also provides accreditation for delivering PREDICTA® B – the DNA-based soil testing service which enables growers to identify the pathogens posing greatest risk to their farm.

The course will cover:

  • The main soilborne diseases for the region including rhizoctonia, crown rot and root lesion nematodes
  • New tests for ascochyta blight and phytophthora root rot of chickpea, yellow leaf spot and white grain disorder of wheat, charcoal rot and long fallow disorder (northern region)
  • Yield loss risk categories for established tests and population density categories for new tests
  • Management options
  • Effects of season
  • Soil sampling strategies – including prototype sampling tool for hard soil
  • Interpreting and understanding PREDICTA® B results
  • Using PREDICTA® B to make better informed variety, rotation and paddock management decisions

On completion, agronomists will receive:

  • An accreditation number to access the PREDICTA® B service
  • The Broadacre Soilborne Disease Manual, updates can be downloaded from website
  • A PREDICTA® B soil corer, including option for hard soil sampler

Presenters will include national and regional research leaders such as:

  • Allan Mayfield, Mayfield Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Alan McKay, SARDI
  • Daniel Huberli, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, WA
  • Sarah Collins, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, WA
  • Geoff Thomas, Department of Agriculture and Food


Click here to download the Perth course agenda.

Click here to view the course flyer.

Location and Time

Friday, 01/12/2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Metro Hotel Perth

61 Canning Highway
South Perth, , Australia

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