Managing foliar diseases and fungicide resistance workshops

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Small group workshops on managing foliar diseases and fungicide resistance

Agronomists and grain growers are invited to discuss the cutting edge of disease and fungicide resistance management in a 2-day GRDC-supported workshop, brought to you by the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN).

Workshop dates, locations and speakers

Location Date Speakers
Katanning, WA
Premier Mill Hotel,
Cnr Clive & Austral Terrace,
Katanning, WA 6317
Tue 15 and Wed 16 March 2022 Fran Lopez (CCDM/Curtin Uni.)
Nick Poole (FAR Australia)
Geoff Thomas (DPIRD)
Kith Jayasena (DPIRD)
Andrea Hills (DPIRD)
John Cameron (ICAN)
Northam, WA
Bridgeley Community Centre,
91-93 Wellington St,
Northam, WA 6401
Thu 17 and Fri 18 March 2022 Fran Lopez (CCDM/Curtin Uni.)
Nick Poole (FAR Australia)
Geoff Thomas (DPIRD)
Andrea Hills (DPIRD)
John Cameron (ICAN)
Esperance, WA
Esperance Bay Yacht Club,
The Esplanade,
Esperance, WA 6450
Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March 2022 Fran Lopez (CCDM/Curtin Uni.)
Nick Poole (FAR Australia)
Geoff Thomas (DPIRD)
Kith Jayasena (DPIRD)
Andrea Hills (DPIRD)
John Cameron (ICAN)
Perth, WA
please email or
Ph: 02 9482 4930 to add your name
to the waiting list.
Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March 2022
Fran Lopez (CCDM/Curtin Uni.)
Nick Poole (FAR Australia)
Geoff Thomas (DPIRD)
Andrea Hills (DPIRD)
John Cameron (ICAN)

Workshop facilitator John Cameron said “Coupling the fire power of Nick Poole, CCDM researchers, and DPIRD pathologists Geoff Thomas, Andrea Hills and Kith Jayasena with the field expertise of up to 20 leading agronomists, the discussion will be lively and targeted on issues of regional importance and how this is reflected in advice to growers. It’s a great mix, and all who attend – no matter how experienced, will pick up new and valued understanding.”

These ‘small group’ workshops cover:
  • Cereal growth stages and spray decisions
  • Where different fungicides fit
  • Fungicide resistance management and resources
  • Integrating fungicides, varieties, epidemiology, and seasons for fun and profit
  • Cereal canopy management interactions with foliar disease decision making
  • Management strategies in cereal and canola that consider the underlying risk of fungicide resistance
  • Strategies for managing SDHI and other resistance issues, including net blotches in barley and triazole resistance in powdery mildew
Participants will receive a first-class resource kit including:
  • GRDC booklets
    • Cereal Leaf and Stem Diseases
    • Cereal Diseases – The Ute Guide
    • Disease Management And Crop Canopies – What Are The Interactions?
  • Printouts of presentations
  • Regional reference documents
These AFREN (Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network) workshops have been developed with support from growers and the Federal Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

This workshop follows the highly successful Cereal Foliar Disease Management Workshops run nationally by ICAN for the GRDC with Nick Poole and regional pathologists in 2010-2016. Typical feedback included:
  • “It’s not about disease ID. It is about understanding disease epidemiology and developing appropriate management strategies around that. Very worthwhile!” Phil Holmes – Clare SA
  • “Understanding how fungicides work and how disease develops are the keys to maximising crop yield” Chris Davey - Kadina SA
  • “Really good interactive format to deal with some complex issues” Peter Birch – Moree NSW
  • “Topically relevant, great presenters, great interaction” Terry Edis – Ariah Park NSW
  • “Refined my product choice, rate and timing strategies - very worthwhile” Brad Coleman – Rowena NSW
  • “Informative and practical on the latest in cereal disease management and interaction with leading pathologists from across the nation. Great!” Greg Condon - Junee NSW
  • “This workshop is unique in enabling the consultant to have access to the region’s leading pathologists and researchers with the latest info all in one room.” Tim Poole – Moree NSW
  • “Most valuable technical update I have attended in the last 10 years.” Graham Laslett - Floreat WA
  • “Great workshop – one of the best I have been to! Discussion with agronomists & pathologists was especially robust and very valuable. All agronomists should attend this workshop!” Geoff Fosbery - Dongara WA

These small group workshops will run for 2-days. Participant numbers are limited to ensure active participation and discussion. Workshops start at 9:00am day 1, 8:00am day 2 and finish day 2 by 4:00pm. Registration is essential to secure your place.

Cost is $55 ($50 + GST) per workshop.

Please note: As ICAN requires interstate travel to deliver these workshops, they will only proceed if state boarders entry/exit is permitted at the time of the workshop. Should we need to postpone any workshop(s), registrants will be able to hold their spot for a rescheduled workshop OR obtain a refund. Due to Covid restrictions, pre-registration is essential for these workshops and registrations will not be taken on the day.

Enquiries or to register interest in attending a workshop near you, please contact ICAN: Ph: 02 9482 4930 or, or fill in the on-line registration form below

If you would like to register multiple people from the same organisation, please contact us for a group booking.

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