Foliar Diseases: Nick Poole at BCG’s Main Field Day


“Mind the gap” was FAR Australia’s Nick Poole’s message to attendees at BCG’s Main Field day on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil. The early onset of stripe rust and other fungal diseases as well as conducive wet conditions, has challenged farmer decision making. The internationally recognised disease expert drew a large crowd eager to hear his advice.

Speaking at the beginning of the day as well in a 45 minute Q&A disease management session with fellow disease experts from Agriculture Victoria Grant Hollaway and Hari Dadu, Mr Poole’s message was clear: “In essence all we have to do to maximise and optimise our economics in this high yield potential season, is to keep those top three solar panels or as we refer to them, the money leaves, protected,” Mr Poole explained.


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