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Pre-emergents vital for dry sowing success

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Research conducted by the WA No-Tillage Farmers Association (WANTFA) shows that early, dry seeding of wheat can help the crop out-compete weeds and boost yields, but only where pre-emergent herbicide application is effective... The research compared wheat seeded under dry conditions on April 21, with wheat seeded on May 31 under wet conditions after a knockdown herbicide was applied... "Early, dry seeded wheat where Sakura was applied yielded 3.5 tonnes per hectare, compared with yields of 2.5t/ha where wheat was seeded on May 31 with Sakura after the use of a knockdown herbicide."..
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