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WA growers embrace key farming practices.. Western Australian grain growers are frontrunners in their adoption of farming practices including no-tillage farming, stubble retention and precision agriculture, according to a recently released report... "Measuring the adoption of farming practices will help us track progress in productivity and environmental management," he said...
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WA growers demonstrate varietal purity importance.. Nigel Metz, project officer for SEPWA, says that when they became aware of new technology in the area of varietal purity testing, they saw an opportunity for the region to be proactive in ensuring grain quality for the export market... Steve Tilbrook, a grower from Mt Madden, WA, and chair of the SEPWA Barley Council, says growers will be able to test seed bought from or sold to neighbours and be guaranteed they have the right variety and that it is pure...
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Dr Kith Jayasena, GRDC supported plant pathologist with DAFWA at Albany, has urged WA growers to be vigilant in checking barley crops for barley leaf rust and adopt a 'no-nonsense' approach if found... He said barley leaf rust had been found in two South Stirling commercial crops and growers finding the pin-sized orange rust pustules on barley leaves would have to spray to protect their crops, as most varieties are susceptible. ".. Dr Jayasena advises growers to have suspected rust checked for free by DAFWA at AGWEST Plant Laboratories (Tel 9368 3721)...
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THE WA region 'Seed of Light' GRDC communications award went to Department of Agriculture Barley Industry Development Officer, Ros Jettner, for her role in creatively and professionally extending barley management packages to WA growers during the past five years... Keep browsing 0 Responses to Shedding light on new barley varieties.. Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Early prediction of soilborne disease could cut losses.. DAFWA project leader Martin Harries said soilborne diseases were a major cost to the cropping industry, estimated to cause losses in WA of about $100 million per year in cereals alone... "There is scope to reduce these losses through management actions - such as choice of crop type or application of fungicide seed dressings - if these pathogens can be more accurately detected and quantified prior to sowing," he said...
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DAFWA project leader Martin Harries said soilborne diseases were a major cost to the cropping industry, estimated to cause losses in WA of about $100 million per year in cereals alone... "There is scope to reduce these losses through management actions - such as choice of crop type or application of fungicide seed dressings - if these pathogens can be more accurately detected and quantified prior to sowing," he said... Mr Harries said the other important part of the research was to include Pratylenchus teres in the suite of pathogens detected by PreDictaB...
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"GRDC is committed to ensuring its links with growers are direct and effective, and is keen to find out exactly what is happening at the grass roots level," he said... "The GRDC and research partners including the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) are trying to work out how growers can use Yield Prophet so the values it generates are applicable for their particular area and soil types," Mr Roberts said... "GRDC-supported research is being targeted at frost - growers recognise that it is difficult to find the answers but are keen that we maintain our investment focus in this area," Mr Roberts said...
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Dr Kith Jayasena, GRDC supported plant pathologist with DAFWA at Albany, has urged WA growers to be vigilant in checking barley crops for barley leaf rust and adopt a 'no-nonsense' approach if found... He said barley leaf rust had been found in two South Stirling commercial crops and growers finding the pin-sized orange rust pustules on barley leaves would have to spray to protect their crops, as most varieties are susceptible. ".. Dr Jayasena advises growers to have suspected rust checked for free by DAFWA at AGWEST Plant Laboratories (Tel 9368 3721)...
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"GRDC is committed to ensuring its links with growers are direct and effective, and is keen to find out exactly what is happening at the grass roots level," he said... "The GRDC and research partners including the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) are trying to work out how growers can use Yield Prophet so the values it generates are applicable for their particular area and soil types," Mr Roberts said... "GRDC-supported research is being targeted at frost - growers recognise that it is difficult to find the answers but are keen that we maintain our investment focus in this area," Mr Roberts said...
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