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2019 Canola Pathology Workshop

National Meeting on Diseases of Canola
University of Melbourne, Parkville
  Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Welcome and Introduction (Alex Idnurm)

Session I:  Sclerotinia research (Chair: )

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Ravjit Khangura (DPIRD)
Mark Derbyshire (Curtin)
Art Diggle (DPIRD)
Sclerotinia control strategies
Sclerotinia stem rot tolerance as a quantitative genetic trait in Brassica napus
SclerotiniaCM app released into the wild and improvements in BlacklegCM

Session II:  Basic research into canola diseases (Chair: )

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Jonathon Anderson (CSIRO)

Luke Bartlett (CSIRO)
Hans Daetwyler (DEDJTR)

Katarina Streit /
Michael Renton (UWA)
Harsh Raman (NSW DPI)
Jacqui Batley (UWA)
Exploring Canola TILLING populations and RNAi as potential new disease control options
Costs of virulence in blackleg and implications for rotation of resistance
Using Optimal Haploid Value Selection to Improve Blackleg Disease Resistance in Canola
Detailed canopy-scale modelling of canola to inform management of sclerotinia and upper canopy black leg
Architecture of quantitative resistance to blackleg in canola
Identification of a candidate Rlm4 gene in Brassica napus

Session III:  Blackleg research (Chair: )

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Rohan Brill (NSW DPI)
Susie Sprague (CSIRO)
Angela Van de Wouw (Uni Melb)
Steve Marcroft (MGP)
Update and outcomes from the Canola optimisation project
Control strategies for Upper Canopy infection
How agronomists really manage blackleg
Industry recommendations for group ABDF cultivars

Session IV:  Fungicide use and related issues (Chair: )

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Ken McKee (Syngenta)
Angela Van de Wouw (Uni Melb)
Steve Marcroft (MGP) /
Susie Sprague (CSIRO)
Introducing Saltro for blackleg control
Identification of fungicide resistance in Australian blackleg populations
Fungicide issues: Consistent industry messages, what to use, when and why.

General Discussion and Wrap up (Barb Howlett, University of Melbourne)