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More crop, fewer weeds: revamped RIM aids ryegrass decisions

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Integrating ryegrass biology, agronomy and economics in a dynamic and user-friendly framework, RIM is free software which simulates the effect of strategic and tactical control methods on ryegrass populations and paddock economic returns over a 10-year period... Ms Lacoste said the upgrade included entirely reviewing and updating management options including timing of crop seeding; soil preparation; herbicides; grazing; crop sacrifice; topping and harvest weed seed control... "RIM now also has simpler, more flexible settings so the user can easily build strategies, observe the effects of the various options on ryegrass numbers and assess the financial implications of their choices," she said...
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