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Tag archive: fungicide resistance

Protecting the longevity of new fungicides

Protecting the longevity of new fungicides

Fungicide resistance is real and is with us right now.  We need to recognise that it is going to continue to be a problem for decades to come.  Fungicide resistance is something that cannot be stopped, unless we halt using these products. This is not a reality in our farming […]

Fungicide resistance – Back to basics

Fungal disease appearing on crop

The treatment of fungal plant pathogens through the use of fungicide applications is and will remain essential for maintaining healthy crops and reliable high-quality yields. Their use in modern cropping systems form a key component of integrated crop management, and their effectiveness must be sustained as long as possible. Understanding […]

Reduce resistance risk with good fungicide management

Chemical drums and trailing boom spray in paddock. Source: Agriculture Victoria

Find this video helpful? Leave us some feedback in this 2 minute survey.  Nick Poole, Managing Director at the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) Australia highlights key considerations for the management of fungicides including reducing the risk of resistance. He stresses the importance of rotating fungicides to reduce the risk […]

Using cancer technology for rapid detection of fungicide resistance

Grower samples from last year’s season, along with a machine normally used for detecting mutations in cancer cells, have led to the discovery of the first signs of mutations which could lead to fungicide resistance issues in wheat powdery mildew in Australia. Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction technology picks up mutations […]