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Grain growers keen to improve their on-farm grain storage systems are being invited to attend workshops in Victoria over the coming months... Details about the workshops are available from Peter Botta on 0417 501 890 or email pbotta@bigpond.com ... CAPTION: Peter Botta will lead discussions on grain storage issues at workshops in southern and central NSW...
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Weed seed control tactics help growers fight the herbicide resistance war.. Harvest weed seed control plays an important role in stopping weed seeds from entering the soil... Addressing growers and advisers at the GRDC Updates earlier this year, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) principal research scientist Dr Michael Widderick said while resistance to one mode of action herbicide was extremely common in the north, many cases of multiple or cross resistance was also now occurring particularly in problem weeds like wild oats...
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Growers in Western Australia's northern grainbelt can learn about insect control methods in grain storage during a presentation by grain storage expert Ben White, of the Kondinin Group... More information about Mr White's presentation is available at www.grdc.com.au/GrainStorage-weevils-MIG.. Region West < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Grain storage advice for northern grainbelt..
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Cabbage aphids prefer to colonise the underside of lower leaves on canola plants, rather than the racemes (flowering spikes)... Growers and advisors are encouraged to report incidences of crop pests and diseases, including cabbage aphids, via email to DAFWA's PestFax service at: pestfax@agric.wa.gov.au.. Caption: Researcher Dusty Severtson, of UWA and DAFWA, in a New Norcia paddock that was one of the 2013 sites for field trials researching the distribution of cabbage aphids...
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"High stubble loads (greater than 2.5 tonnes per hectare) appear to increase frost damage by reducing the amount of heat radiated from the soil at night, leading to lower canopy temperatures and greater frost severity, duration and damage," he said... Mr Knell said growers needed to ensure that all wheat crops in frost prone areas did not flower at the same time... Mr Knell said growers could also consider longer-term measures including claying and cultivation, although cultivation was not scientifically proven to reduce frost damage and claying was expensive...
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With harvest fast approaching, many grain growers will be considering the option of retaining their own winter crop seed for next year's planting... Select varieties that address your specific requirements based on your knowledge of constraints including the maturity required to cover a few different sowing windows, paddock status, crown rot, nematodes and yellow spot... Before sowing next year, ensure your seed is tested for germination and vigour, and testing for seed-borne disease is also recommended for saved pulse seed...
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