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Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD

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The inclusion of broadleaf crops during either winter or summer in Central Queensland (CQ) crop rotations can have a positive impact on the management of feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR)... Broad-leaved crops, such as winter and summer pulses, sunflower and cotton allow the use of grass selective post-emergent herbicides and, when used in conjunction with crop competition, can effectively limit FTR seed production... If your FTR densities are moderate to high, or on the rise, it is worth considering the inclusion of a pulse crop, sunflower or cotton to allow the use of effective residuals and...
A qualified irrigation designer experienced with sub-surface drip (SDI) installations should design all systems... An emitter with a value of 1 is non-compensating, meaning any percentage change in pressure results in an equal percentage change in flow rate... Using an assumed SDI irrigation efficiency of 90% the gross irrigation capacity requirement is 14.7 mm/day (13.2 mm/day 0.9)...
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The brochure was compiled by projects aiming to improve the integration of legumes in grain and sugarcane farming systems in Queensland and to enhance productivity and profitability of tropical pulses in Indonesia and Australia... Legumes need the correct strain of rhizobium to make functional nodules on roots and to fix the atmospheric nitrogen... Rhizobium inoculation : get the best from your legume crop (PDF,440kB)..
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A graph showing water injection in the Mungbean variety update.. Figure 2 Water injection produced the highest levels of nodule occupancy by the applied rhizobium strain... Graph of Mungbean yields overall, average of varietal trials 2002-07..
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Both adults and larvae are very effective natural enemies of mealybugs and many species of soft scale insects... Large cryptolaemus larvae can consume adult mealybugs... Larvae grow to 13mm long and are covered in waxy filaments...
Lucerne leafhoppers are phloem feeders and inject a toxin, causing leaves to turn yellow and burn off (die) from the tips... Severe infestations of the lucerne jassid can stunt plant growth and reduce yield, but even high vegetable jassid populations have negligible if any effect on yield... Only control vegetable leafhoppers if more than 25 hoppers per single sweep over a single row (90 cm spacing)...
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Plants can be killed from seedlings to maturity... Distinctly zonate brown sunken lesions which can completely girdle stems, causing part or all of the plant to die... Avoid covering the crown and branches of the plant with soil during cultivation...
" Print the page You are more likely to succeed in growing soybeans if you: plant fresh, good-quality seed at the recommended rate choose varieties that suit your planting time, climate and market ensure effective inoculation using group-H soybean inoculant avoid moisture-stress throughout the growing season when irrigating manage, monitor and correctly identify and treat pests and diseases plant phytophthora-resistant varieties harvest when seed moisture levels reach 16%... As a general guide, use the maturity group ratings to choose a variety suitable for a summer planting in your regio...
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Rutherglen bug ( Nysius vinitor ) and grey cluster bug ( Nysius clevelandensis ) are native species that can migrate into crops in very large numbers in favourable seasons... Rutherglen bug is a pest of many crops across Australia, while the grey cluster bug is only a pest in Queensland and northern New South Wales... Populations of Rutherglen bug (RGB) in cropping areas will breed on weeds, moving to available crops or weeds when hosts die off...
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Both larvae and adults are general feeders and the damage caused by them is not readily identifiable... Development of egg to adult takes up to 21 days under optimal conditions of 35 C and 75% relative humidity... Good hygiene with storage and handling equipment should minimise infection...
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