Predicta B courses now open

THE GRAINS Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is inviting new and experienced agronomists across Australia’s grain-growing regions to participate in the 2018 Pedicta B Root Disease Risk Management Courses to build or refresh their skills and knowledge of soilborne diseases.

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Dr Alan McKay, the leader of SARDI’s Soil Biology and Molecular Diagnostics group, says Australian grain growers incur, on average, more than $200 million each year in lost production due to cereal root diseases. Photo: Alistair Lawson

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

The GRDC has invested in the Predicta B service and it is provided by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).

The Predcta B service is delivered through SARDI's Molecular Diagnostic Centre, a state-of-the art facility capable of delivering high throughput diagnostic testing to industry. Investment in the Molecular Diagnostic Centre and the continued development of Predicta B are components of the GRDC-SARDI strategic research partnership.

The leader of SARDI's Soil Biology and Mo...