Cereal foliar disease training
A two-day workshop for farm advisers on the practical management of cereal foliar disease (accreditation available)
For workshop dates, visit http://www.icanrural.com.au/registration/CFDW.htm.
A 2-day workshop for experienced advisers to update and benchmark their skill base on managing cereal foliar diseases with their peers and industry experts (Maximum 20 per course)
This 2-day workshop is for grains advisers providing advice on the management of foliar diseases in cereals. It covers the integration of genetics and varietal selection, seasonal conditions and epidemiology with the use of at-sowing and foliar fungicides for the economic management of foliar diseases in wheat and barley.
It is best suited to advisers with several years field experience post their degree or diploma, who already have an understanding of cereal disease management and seek to refine their management skills.
This workshop is delivered by consultants Nick Poole (FAR NZ) and John Cameron (ICAN) who will present at all workshops, with significant input from a cross section of Australia’s leading cereal pathologists and physiologists, including; Stephen Neate (DEEDI), Greg Platz (DEEDI), Steven Simpfendorfer (I&INSW), Andrew Milgate (I&INSW), Colin Wellings & Davinder Singh (I&INSW/University of Sydney PBI, Cobbitty), Neil Fettell (I&I NSW), Alan Bowring (I&INSW), Guy McMullen (I&INSW), Grant Hollaway (DPIVIC), Mark McLean (DPIVIC), Hugh Wallwork (SARDI), Rohan Kimber (SARDI), Kith Jayasena (DAFWA) and Geoff Thomas (DAFWA). Speakers will vary between workshops with between 4 and 6 speakers at each workshop.
Participants will receive a first class resource kit including:
• GRDC booklets
o Cereal Leaf and Stem Diseases
o Cereal Diseases – The Ute Guide
o Disease Management And Crop Canopies – What Are The Interactions?
• A series of up to date PowerPoint presentations covering the epidemiology and management of the key foliar diseases affecting Australian cereal crops
• Course notes and regional reference documents
This workshop has been developed with support from growers and the Federal Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
Key learning areas include:
• Identify and name key cereal growth stages and emergence of the important leaves.
• Relate the impact of environment and day degrees on crop and disease development to economic management of foliar diseases in cereals.
• Relate the impact of environment on plant part contribution to yield and economic management of foliar disease.
• Understand modes of action for key fungicide groups.
• Identify key intervention points for disease management in cereals and relate this to environment and genetics to formulate cost effective disease management plans.
• Identify canopy management interactions and be able to relate this to decisions on foliar disease management.
• Identify key cereal foliar disease symptoms in wheat and barley.
Alignment with National Competency Standards
This course is mapped to 1 unit of competency from the Rural Production Training Package: RTF4023A: Promote plant health. For those who elect to be assessed for this competency, successful completion of assessment tasks leads to a credit of 1 unit Level 4 from the CB Alexander Agricultural College, Tocal.
The workshop is two-days face to face. Additional time for self directed learning may be required to obtain competency.
Registration form – Cereal foliar disease management for farm advisers
FOR ON-LINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT – PLEASE GO TO http://www.icanrural.com.au/registration/CFDW.htm
NOTE: Places are limited to 20 per workshop – first in are best dressed.