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GRDC Factsheets. These are produced from GRDC funded research.

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Target young, small weeds (seedlings and young rosettes); herbicide efficacy decreases as flaxleaf fleabane matures... Widespread use of glyphosate in both agricultural and non-agricultural sectors has caused glyphosate resistance in this weed... Field experiments have shown the overall efficacy of 11 Group I and Group B herbicides was substantially reduced when spraying was delayed by two weeks...
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ImPLemenTInG A COnTrOLLed TrAffIC fArmInG SySTem.. Controlled traffic farming (CTf) is a farming system built on permanent wheel tracks where the crop zone and traffic lanes are permanently separated... Costs of conversion to CTf depend on how well your current machinery fits, the length of a transition plan and the capacity to use partial CTf to accommodate existing machinery configurations...
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wEsTErn rEgIon Attention to detail needed for successful grain storage The tolerance for live storage pests in grain sold off-farm is nil... With more grain being stored on-farm, growers can obtain best results by using a planned, integrated approach to pest control... For reliable results use an automatic controller to run fans...
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Plants with Rhizoctonia have shortened brown 'spear-tipped' roots... Rhizoctonia cannot be eliminated but can be suppressed to a level that doesn't cause economic loss... n seasons with an early break, remove volunteer plant growth as soon as possible, using either cultivation or herbicides help roots avoid inoculum through encouraging faster early growth Rhizoctonia can only attack very young plant roots so anything that increases early root growth can significantly reduce disease..
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WeedControl FACTSHEET in Wheel traCks northern, southern and western regions.. using additional wheel track nozzles for knock down herbicides (non-residual) can improve deposition and the level of control in the wheel tracks and adjacent areas generally, dust is only reduced when soil moisture is present, speed is reduced or more permanent wheel tracks are used... Additional wheel track nozzles are still useful for improving deposition in the wheel tracks for nonresidual products...
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D r A N O e L A m m e : O T O H P Residues: Late herbicide applications to crops increase the risk of detectable herbicide residues in harvested grain, potentially leading to breaches of maximum residue limits (mrLs)... Paraquat is not registered for: in-crop spray topping; pre-harvest crop desiccation; under-the-cutter-bar spraying during swathing or windrowing activities; pre-harvest weed control; spraying over the top of swaths or windrows.. The MRL for a product in a certain crop is calculated on the registered maximum label application rate, so it is important that spray equipment is ...
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" February 2014 UNDERSTANDING A BANK'S APPROACH TO FARM BUSINESS FACT SHEET.. Banks need your business and are prepared to fight for it... Have a medium term plan for your business (3-5 years), understand what to show in terms of costs and returns, and present it to the bank...
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Large swarms of locusts travelled through New South Wales, south west Queensland and the northern parts of Victoria and South Australia earlier this year... The only way to control hatched locusts is with the application of registered insecticide... WHP (withholding period) - Following pesticide application, the relevant withholding period muSt expire BeFore cutting for hay, windrowing, harvest or the undertaking of any similar operation...
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CHeCKS key PoinTs Always start with a clean machine... Use the self-test or test speed function to check the machine for leaks, restrictions and uniform output... By entering the desired L/ha and test speed, the operator allows the machine to operate at the simulated speed while the machine is stationary in 'manual' or 'auto' mode (some machines that utilise the GPS for determining travel speed may need to switch off the mapping capabilities to be able to use the simulated speed function)...
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KEY poiNtS A range of soil test values used to determine if a nutrient is deficient or adequate is termed a critical range... recent research has highlighted that nitrogen applications can be wasted, even on cropping soils that have low n availability, if the levels of other nutrients such as potassium (K), phosphorus (P) and sulfur (S) are not adequate... The critical wheat soil S test value measured in the 0 to 30cm soil layer is 4.6 (4 to 5.3) mgS/kg for all soils to achieve 90 per_cent of maximum yield...

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