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Western Australian barley growers have a new weapon against powdery mildew thanks to a permit allowing them to use an alternative fungicide to combat the costly disease... Professor Richard Oliver, from the GRDC-supported Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP), said the permit provided another tool to manage powdery mildew, which caused losses of up to $100 million in WA last year. ".. SEPWA president Lyndon Mickel welcomed the announcement of the permit allowing the use of spiroxamine for control of barley powdery mildew in WA, saying it gave growers another tool in t...
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This year's successful introduction of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update initiative in the southern cropping region has set the foundations for a series of Updates to be held in New South Wales in 2013... The Farm Business Updates for growers and advisers are designed to provide attendees with valuable information and resources to enhance understanding of the various facets of farm business management... Farm Business Updates for growers will be held in Lockhart on March 21 and Parkes on October 10, while an Update for advisers is scheduled for Wagga...
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One service that ticks both boxes is PestFacts South-Eastern... Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) National Invertebrate Pest Initiative, PestFacts South-Eastern is a free service designed to keep grain growers and advisers informed about invertebrate pest-related issues and solutions... And with the recent unusually wet summer conditions expected to promote an abundance of crop insect pest activity this coming season, being informed and alerted by signing up to the PestFacts service should be a priority for growers and advisers," Mr Shannon said...
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New research has shown that trifluralin sprayed with higher water rates of about 100L/ha improves the herbicide's effectiveness on paddocks with heavy stubble loads, regardless of the spraying speed... Dr Borger said that in trials conducted at Cunderdin and Wongan Hills in 2011, the amount of annual ryegrass which survived 2.5L/ha of trifluralin decreased from 19 to 14 per cent when the water rate was increased from 50 to 100L/ha... " the results show that trifluralin should still work well in most areas of WA, as long as it is applied correctly, and that cases of reduced effectiveness wi...
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While outstanding crop yields on their property west of Mullewa last year resulted mainly from excellent rainfall, the Messina family believe their use of a mouldboard plough contributed to the above average harvest results... Andrew Messina said that wheat yields on deep-ripped country (not treated with the mouldboard) sown on May 17, 2011, averaged 2.6 to 3.6 tonnes per hectare, but where the mouldboard plough was used 20 days later yields were higher, averaging 3.6 to 4.1t/ha... CAPTION: Rodney, left, and Andrew Messina are using a mouldboard plough to control weeds and ameliorate non-w...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has produced a Fact Sheet to support grain growers in making effective business decisions... GRDC recognises that effective decision-making is at the core of successful farm business management and that informed, logical and timely business decisions are crucial to achieving business objectives... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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South Australian grain growers considering which crop varieties to sow next season now have access to a useful resource to assist with their decision making... Compiled by SARDI officers, the guide is sponsored by the SA Grain Industry Trust in association with Primary Industry and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the GRDC... The resource has been mailed to SA growers and can also be viewed and downloaded via the GRDC website at www.grdc.com.au/SASowingGuide , as well as the SARDI website at www.sardi.sa.gov.au/crops/publications ...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a special forum in Cummins next month to help grain growers in their quest to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the many facets of managing a farm business... "The Farm Business Updates are a great opportunity for growers to discuss those aspects of their farm operation that are taking on greater significance these days so I urge all growers to get along to this event," Mr Shannon said... The Update at Cummins will begin with Brian Wibberley from Port Lincoln-based Wibberleys Chartered Accountants discussin...
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Southern region grain growers looking for guidance on getting the best results from precision agriculture (PA) technologies can now access the latest industry information... A comprehensive PA publication has just been released by SPAA Precision Agriculture Australia with the support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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The Improving Time Manag ement and Labour Efficiency Fact Sheet, produced as part of the GRDC's Farm Business Management initiative, offers practical advice on building time management skills... The Fact Sheet, which can be viewed and downloaded via www.grdc.com.au/GRDC-FS-FarmLabour-TimeManagement , encourages the creation of task lists and the use of tools to help prioritise and complete tasks... Tip s on how to create a task list and an example of a weekly task list are provided in the Fact Sheet, along with a time management matrix, an example of an annual calendar outlining labour hou...
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