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Overview

Paul Gosling Cereals 2011.jpg"Crop diseases have a huge impact on yield and quality. AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds invests in a wide range of projects to keep on top of disease. Fungicide performance research gives growers and agronomists up-to-date information about products effectiveness. Other projects look in detail at pathology and pathogen resistance to fungicides."

Dr Paul Gosling – Crop protection scientist

Focus on: SDHI Stewardship

SDHI fungicides have played a crucial role in maintaining the efficacy of cereal fungicide programs. The crop protection sector is working together to ensure that SDHIs are used responsibly – in mixes with triazoles – to slow the development of resistance and keep them in the crop protection armoury as long as possible. AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds is supporting this effort with research into likely paths of resistance to SDHIs so that crop scientists are one step ahead in the evolutionary race.

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Fungicide Resistance Action Group - UK

Completed disease research projects

Related research articles 

*Research in Focus article. **Theory to Field article.

Current disease research projects