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Mr McMaster says growers should practice good broadleaf weed control in and around crop areas as SLW has a very wide host range and can rapidly develop resistance to insecticides. ".. Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QDPI&F) entomologists have visited the area and also report cotton fields around St George are at or reaching high densities of SLW. QDPI&F graduate entomologist Zara Ludgate says the whitefly present in the.. Greenhouse whitefly (GHW) and East Australian native whitefly have been common in the past but are easy to control compared with SLW. "It is thought that increased host plant availability from a wet winter/spring, warm conditions and a decline in natural enemies due to the use of broad spectrum insecticides has contributed to the high SLW numbers," Ms Ludgate said...
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Mr McMaster says growers should practice good broadleaf weed control in and around crop areas as SLW has a very wide host range and can rapidly develop resistance to insecticides. ".. Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QDPI&F) entomologists have visited the area and also report cotton fields around St George are at or reaching high densities of SLW. QDPI&F graduate entomologist Zara Ludgate says the whitefly present in the.. Greenhouse whitefly (GHW) and East Australian native whitefly have been common in the past but are easy to control compared with SLW. "It is thought that increased host plant availability from a wet winter/spring, warm conditions and a decline in natural enemies due to the use of broad spectrum insecticides has contributed to the high SLW numbers," Ms Ludgate said...
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"The varieties were all selected because they are short-season and because they offer the different range of herbicide packages that go with canola," Mr Matchett says... Mr Matchett says the aim is to introduce another crop into the winter rotation in Central Queensland, which is currently dominated by wheat and chickpeas. ".. Mr Matchett says if canola can be grown successfully in the region, it could help create a local, sustainable oilseed industry...
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Deep placement fertiliser trials, nematode incidence and management and results from the 2013/14 sorghum crop protein survey will be key topics discussed at a series of Information Roadshow meetings being held across Central Queensland this month... Hosted by the Central Queensland Grower Solution Group (CQGSG) and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the meetings aim to keep growers abreast of the latest industry research findings as well as providing a forum for questions, ideas and feedback... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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The percentage of farm income derived from winter cereals has decreased in central Queensland and parts of Western Australia, a GRDC-commissioned survey has found... While there has been a slight fall in the percentage of farm income coming from winter cereals in central Queensland and parts of WA, the national position remains largely unchanged at 66 to 67 per cent... Overall, winter pulses and oilseeds remain a minor contributor to farm income, each representing less than three per cent of income nationally, although oilseeds are more popular in southern regions...
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" Over the Fence North: Weed & nutrient research delivers at Silverton 15 July 2014 Hosting on-farm research trials has ensured Theodore grain grower Peter Durkin is in the box seat to respond to the growing issues of nutrient depletion and herbicide resistance in Central Queensland... Mr Durkin runs "Silverton", a 5600-hectare cattle and cropping operation with his brothers, growing 2200ha dryland wheat, durum wheat, sorghum, corn, mungbeans and chickpeas on an annual rainfall of 675mm... Mr Durkin has been hosting research trials for more than 20 years at Silverton, including a series of deep-placement phosphorous trials currently underway through the Central Queensland Grower Solutions Group...
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The climate in Central Queensland, so the GRDC Northern Panel chairman Ian Buss says, is already so variable that it is hard to know if climate change is the culprit for an unusually bad run of seasons or not... The harsh and erratic tropical climate limits crop moisture in most years, while summer"s shorter days, and longer and warmer nights, reduce radiation and increase plant respiration... "Steerage is an absolute necessity, because I am not very good at driving straight, but three years without a crop makes you a bit cautious about capital expenditure," Mr Buss says...
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With 80,000 hectares of chickpeas planted in central Queensland and early reports of an ascochyta blight outbreak, growers are being urged to closely monitor crops... James Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) says central Queensland has had little experience with the potentially damaging fungal disease, although there was a similar outbreak in 2008... "Our message to growers is clear - we can't stop the spread of ascochyta into the Central Highlands but by monitoring crops closely and following control guidelines growers can quickly contain the disease with registered chemical controls," Mr Clark said...
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Deep placement fertiliser trials, nematode incidence and management and results from the 2013/14 sorghum crop protein survey will be key topics discussed at a series of Information Roadshow meetings being held across Central Queensland this month... Hosted by the Central Queensland Grower Solution Group (CQGSG) and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the meetings aim to keep growers abreast of the latest industry research findings as well as providing a forum for questions, ideas and feedback... The meetings will cover trial results from deep placement of fertiliser trials from across Central Queensland; release of the 'Feathertop Rhodes Grass Manual' which compiles all existing knowledge on the management of Feathertop; findings and management implications from an extensive nematode survey in Central Queensland cropping lands; results from a sorghum protein survey of the 2013/14 crop and the ramifications for growers' nutrient strategies; and a summary of the Central Queensland farmer practice survey...
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