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Dr. Kevin Moore

Plant Pathologist, Department of Primary Industries, Tamworth, New South Wales.

Kevin has 49 years experience in plant pathology. His initial work was in cereal diseases including completing his PhD on the effect of no-till on Take-all of wheat at Washington State University (1978).  In 1980 Kevin transferred from the NSW Department of Agriculture’s Biological & Chemical Research Institute, Rydalmere to its Agricultural Research Centre, Tamworth.

As the range of crops grown expanded from the late 1980s onwards,  Kevin’s attention moved to pulses including quantifying the relative importance of rust versus chocolate spot on faba bean production in north western NSW.  Following the 1998 Australian Chickpea Ascochyta epidemic, Kevin has primarily worked on chickpeas focusing on disease management, diagnosis, surveillance, extension, education and providing pathology support to industry and the breeding program.

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