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Testing Soil For Pathogens

The GRDC has put out a great newsletter for the Southern Region regarding the risk to 2017 crops roots and crowns from the wet season South Australia and Victoria experienced in 2016.  The GRDC recommends that producers should test for soil-borne diseases. particularly those "growers contemplating growing wheat in paddocks following cereals or grassy pastures should consider using a PreDicta B®" to test for risks to roots and crowns.

The risks include: Take-all, Crown rot, Root lesion nematode, Rhizoctonia, Cereal cyst nematode.

Article can be found at: http://mail.grdcsubscribers.com.au/lz/lz.aspx?p1=0596961S4777&CC=&p=0

AGree Decision Ag by Emmetts Agronomists can conduct the PreDicta B® tests for you, contact Richard Sawyer at 0419 480 063, or Paul McClure at 0407 874 232.

Crown rot photo .jpg

Photo from: www.agric.wa.gov.au

Topics: Hay & Forage, Broadacre Cropping

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