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Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being advised that they can take action to improve weed control in wheel tracks during summer fallow spraying... A Weed Control in Wheel Tracks Fact Sheet , produced by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), details measures that can reduce poor control of weeds in the sprayer's wheel tracks and adjacent areas during summer fallow applications... Lack of weed control in these areas can be the result of poor spray deposition, excessive dust or a combination of the two...
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Cereal disease authorities, supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), say fungicides have an important role to play in disease control but they should be seen as just one component of an overall management strategy... "And while fungicides can be very effective in offering protection from diseases, they must be used judiciously and as part of a multi-faceted management strategy which should also include c ontrolling the green bridge for cereal rusts, attention to the potential risk of stubble-borne leaf disease when deciding on crop rotations, and avoiding susceptible varieties... The Fact Sheet provides information on identifying and understanding fungal diseases, cereal disease diagnosis, fungicide modes of action, foliar fungicide timing, tips for optimal fungicide efficacy, the economics of using fungicides, fungicide resistance, and stewardship...
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Crop pest authorities, supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), encourage growers to monitor canola for DBM larvae by sweep netting their crops... South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Principal Entomologist Greg Baker says numbers are likely to increase quickly if DBM infest canola early in the season and if prolonged warm weather occurs allowing the pest to complete three or four generations... Mr Baker said to reduce the risk of resistance developing to these newer insecticides, growers should spray for DBM only when thresholds are exceeded and alternate between insecticide groups from one season to the next...
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Studies have revealed that growing crop legumes in rotation with cereals can often reduce the need for nitrogen fertiliser inputs by 40 to 80 kilograms per hectare, and improve crop productivity... Basic principles and practical management information relating to nitrogen fixation by crop legumes is contained in a new fact sheet released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... The ability of legumes to form a mutually beneficial association with rhizobia and fix atmospheric nitrogen gas enables them to grow in almost any soil without nitrogen fertiliser...
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The Better Fertiliser Decisions for Crop Nutrition Fact Sheet states that inefficient or incorrect use of fertiliser can be a substantial, but somewhat hidden cost, in the cropping operation... The new fact sheets have been distributed to growers with the November-December issue of GRDC's Ground Cover magazine and can also be viewed and downloaded via www.grdc.com.au/GRDC-FS-BFDCN and www.grdc.com.au/GRDC-FS-CropNutrition-Micronutrients ... Caption: The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released two new fact sheets to enhance grain growers' understanding of crop nutrition...
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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... The Fact Sheet, produced as part of the GRDC's Farm Business Management initiative, offers straight-forward information on how decisions are made, the types of decisions that need to be made and how to achieve good outcomes...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has produced a Fact Sheet to enable grain growers to develop a better understanding of their farm business's risk profile... Understanding the business's risk profile can improve communication and result in better decision making... The Fact Sheet, produced as part of the GRDC's Farm Business Management initiative that was instigated by the GRDC Southern Regional Panel, offers information on risk capacity and attitude to risk, illustrates a risk profile through a case study and advises growers on how they can use the information contained in the Fact Sheet...
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Wild radish warrants radical response.. Successful long-term management of wild radish involves driving down its seedbank to very low levels and doing 'whatever it takes to stop a weed seed blow-out'... Many Western Australian growers have only one effective herbicide mode of action remaining that they can use to control wild radish - one of the most widespread and competitive weeds of grain cropping...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Sowthistle uses stored soil water during fallows and interferes with crop harvest, adding green matter to harvested grain... Sowthistle plants are erect and fleshy with hollow, smooth stems that exude milky latex when damaged... Sowthistle plants can be either present as a rosette or upright in their growth form...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Sowthistle uses stored soil water during fallows and interferes with crop harvest, adding green matter to harvested grain... Sowthistle plants are erect and fleshy with hollow, smooth stems that exude milky latex when damaged... Sowthistle plants can be either present as a rosette or upright in their growth form...
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