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|About||With support from Curtin University and GRDC, we're helping to reduce the impact of crop disease with genetics, fungicide and agronomy research.|
|Mission||Reducing the cost of crop disease|
The Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) is a national research centre co-supported by Curtin University and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), investing $100 million over a five-year period.
Launched in 2014, the centre’s major aim is to reduce the economic impact of crop disease for Australian growers via three main research themes:
Fungicide resistance: by developing the necessary tools and strategies for industry to prevent and minimise its occurence and impact.
Molecular genetics: by providing breeders with genetic tools to breed cereal, oilseed and pulse varieties with improved disease resistance.
Farming systems: by developing economical and adoptable Integrated Disease Management (IDM) strategies for managing the evolution of resistance to fungicides.