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While herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass is increasing in Western Australia, the important pre-emergent herbicides trifluralin and atrazine, and knockdown herbicides glyphosate and paraquat still provide good weed control in most cases, new survey results reveal... AHRI senior researcher Mechelle Owen said that, overall, the survey revealed a big increase in the level of resistance in annual ryegrass to Group A and B selective herbicides such as sulfometuron and diclofop... "The 2010 survey shows that 98 per cent of annual ryegrass populations contain weeds resistant to the Group B he...
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Elmore grains forum to set foundations for season 2012.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update for growers on Thursday, February 16, will feature a line-up of industry experts from across the country who will provide advice and support to growers preparing for the 2012 cropping season and beyond... Maurie Street, Chief Executive Officer of the Grain Orana Alliance (GOA), based in New South Wales' central west, will provide growers with an update on research into canola windrow timing and direct heading, while Steve Marcroft of Marcroft Grains Patholo...
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The project, which aims to measure the amount of carbon and the type of carbon in agricultural soils using consistent measurement methods, involves collaboration with several farming groups, including Southern Farming Systems (SFS)... As part of the project, SFS is seeking to obtain soil samples from paddocks that have a known 10-year management history of continuous pasture, continuous cropping or mixed pasture-cropping... SFS chief executive officer Jon Midwood says SFS is in search of paddocks on Chromosol (buckshot), Sodosol (loamy with sodic subsoil) or Vertosol (heavy cracking clay) ...
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Darling Downs grain growers have been placed on alert for bands of dayfeeding armyworms that are on the march, defoliating sorghum, corn and millet crops and threatening yield potential... While reports suggest that the damage has been patchy so far, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) warns that any outbreaks have the potential to cause significant yield loss if crops are defoliated before reaching physiological maturity... "The threat to win-ter crops is expected to be low, but mon-i-tor-ing as the crops emerge, par-tic-u-larly in prox-im-ity to army-worm out-breaks no...
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The panel system is a key strength of the GRDC, with a cross-section of grain growers, scientists and people from industry to feed in regional priorities and assess funding proposals... Mr Martel will serve a two year term providing a direct link for local growers, helping to ensure they can provide input into the organisation and get to learn about the latest research results... "The panel system is vital to the GRDC's success and the organisation relies on panellists to contribute robust opinions based on professional and practical grains industry experience," Mr Clark said...
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The positive sentiment was expressed to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Board when it travelled through Tasmania last week, meeting with growers and researchers at a number of locations throughout the State... The visit to Tasmania provided Board members with an enhanced appreciation of the challenges and opportunities facing local growers and the work being undertaken by farming systems groups and research institutes to boost productivity... "That is why, as the Board of GRDC, it is important that we recognise constraints to increased production in this State and th...
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The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Entomology Unit warns that snails present above cutting height in the canopy or in windrows can enter the header during harvest, potentially leading to clogging of machinery and grain quality downgrades... "At this time of year, the aim is to minimise the intake of snails into the header, maximise the separation of snails and grain within the header, and where necessary, clean harvested grain to minimise the number of snails eventually entering the grain sample," Mr Perry said... Sheet metal (punch-hole and expanded mesh) siev...
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By observing several precautions, growers can ensure that grain coming off their farm is compliant with the maximum pesticide residue limits that apply to Australian exports... Violations of maximum residue limits (MRLs) affect the marketability of Australian grain exports, and consequences may include costs being imposed on exporters and/or growers... The Fact Sheet states it is essential that both pre-harvest and post-harvest chemical applications adhere to the Australian Grain Industry Code of Practice, only registered products are used and all label recommendations, including rates and...
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The GRDC reports by Gordon M Murray and John P Brennan also state that breeding programs for Ascochyta blight management in chickpeas are preventing potential additional losses of $15.7m annually, while cultural practices and fungicides save the industry $6.9m and $12.4m respectively in Ascochyta losses each year... The current loss from diseases in oilseeds averages $137 million per year, or 27.6 per cent of the gross value of oilseed production, while pulse diseases are responsible for annual losses averaging $74 million per year, or 14.8 per cent of the gross value of Australian pulse p...
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Growers attending the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)/Riverine Plains Inc Grower Update at the Corowa RSL Club, held earlier this month, were provided with the latest information on seasonal and industry issues and research developments... GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Peter Schwarz said the Update was attended by 160 industry personnel and provided a valuable forum for discussion on key issues affecting local grain growing systems and the outlook for the 2011 season... Mr Schwarz said the GRDC and Riverine Plains Inc hosted the event to present growers with practi...
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