Grain risk courses

AGRONOMISTS across Australia’s grain-growing regions are being invited to take part in the 2017 PREDICTA B root disease risk management courses.

Dr Alan McKay says Australian grain growers each year incur on average more than $200 million in lost production due to cereal root diseases.

Dr Alan McKay says Australian grain growers each year incur on average more than $200 million in lost production due to cereal root diseases.

Each one-day course provides accredit­ation for delivering PREDICTA B, the DNA-based soil testing service that enables identification of the pathogens posing the greatest risk to cereal crops.

A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) investment, PREDICTA B is a service provided by the South Australian Research and Development ­Institute (SARDI), a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA.

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