Root-lesion nematodes communication

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In 2010/11, we surveyed over 100 grain growers in Northern NSW and QLD to find out their awareness and knoweledge of root-lesion nematodes and see how they wanted to be communicated with about them.

Using this information we created three 7 foot high information banners for researchers to errect at field days, wrote two artciles for the Groundcover publication and created an iPad display which had an interactive factsheet, videos of researchers talking about how growers can manage nematodes and test for nematodes anfd a range of Google maps which showed where root-lesion nematodes had been found.

We also educated the researchers in using Google maps so they could visualise their soil testing data.

Finally, we proposed to our client that they consider a website and mobile app.

Learn more at http://www.econnect.com.au/projects/planning/

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Root-lesion nematodes communication

  1. 1. Bringing science to lifeGRDC Northern PanelNematodes Awareness Campaign21st February 2011
  2. 2. Bringing science to lifeWhat we have done• Information Banners• Surveyed 112 grain growers and advisors• Groundcover articles• iPad information display• Google map• Website and App Proposal15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 2
  3. 3. Bringing science to life15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 3
  4. 4. Bringing science to lifeWhat communication works• What are the most popular ways growers and advisors get information about root-lesion nematodes?• GRDC research updates• Ground Cover• Consultants/ agronomists• DEEDI staff, I&I NSW staff• Field Days• Factsheets• How would growers like information communicated to them?• GRDC updates• Fact sheets• via agronomist• Field days• Website15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 4
  5. 5. Bringing science to lifeWhat they want to know• Tolerant and resistant crop varieties• Farming practices conductive to reducing nematodes populations• How to manage for nematodes• Symptoms• Impact on yield15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 5
  6. 6. Bringing science to lifeChallenges• Knowing the difference between Tolerant and Resistant• Knowing what crops are at risk of yield loss and/or increasing nematode numbers• Getting soils tested15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 6
  7. 7. Bringing science to lifeiPad display for Field days and Updates15 February 2011 7
  8. 8. Bringing science to life15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 8
  9. 9. Bringing science to lifeGoogle map soil survey data15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 9
  10. 10. Bringing science to lifeGoogle map soil survey data15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 10
  11. 11. Bringing science to lifeWebsite and App proposal15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 11
  12. 12. Bringing science to lifeWebsite and App proposal • iPad and iPhone app •Helpful information aid for researchers and for advisors •Can be interactive with Google Maps and Rotation Calculator i.e. what is a suitable crop to grow this season to reduce nematodes or maximise yields15 February 2011 NWQMS Workshop, Brisbane 12

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