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Feathertop Rhodes grass has a short seed life, so focused control measures over two years could bring the weed in check... Pre-emergent herbicides have a role to play as part of an integrated weed management (IWM) strategy to control feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR), but they are not a standalone solution... While residual herbicides are far from the solution, Mr Daniel says, they are one of the critical tools in controlling a range of weed species, including FTR...
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The manual offers an overview of FTR and its biology as well as practical advice on all aspects of FTR management including control tactics, post-emergent and residual herbicide options, the use of crop rotations, advice on chemical groups to include in a management program and implementation of an effective integrated control strategy... The manual's recommendations are based on the latest FTR research findings on herbicide efficacy, effects of strategic tillage on seed placement in the soil profile, seed bank viability at differing burial depths, effect of different implements on FTR emergence and the impact of crop rotation in FTR management... A copy of the Integrated Weed Management of FTR manual can be downloaded at www.grdc.com.au/IWM-FTR-2014 ...
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Feathertop Rhodes grass becoming a nuisance down south.. The need to assist northern growers and their advisers in combating feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR) has led to the publication of a new integrated weed management manual on the weed - an initiative of the GRDC's Central Queensland Grower Solutions (CQGS) group and co-funded by the GRDC and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)... "The FTR seedbank can be fully depleted in 12 to 18 months, so with a careful use of weed-seed control, crop rotation, strategic tillage and techniques such as burning on top of traditional herbicide control, growers stand a good chance of being able to remove the weed successfully," Mr Aisthorpe says...
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Feathertop Rhodes grass becoming a nuisance down south.. The need to assist northern growers and their advisers in combating feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR) has led to the publication of a new integrated weed management manual on the weed - an initiative of the GRDC's Central Queensland Grower Solutions (CQGS) group and co-funded by the GRDC and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)... "The FTR seedbank can be fully depleted in 12 to 18 months, so with a careful use of weed-seed control, crop rotation, strategic tillage and techniques such as burning on top of traditional herbicide control, growers stand a good chance of being able to remove the weed successfully," Mr Aisthorpe says...
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Large infestation of feathertop Rhodes grass in southern Western Australia where it is spreading with summer rains.. "We have now confirmed that two populations from cropping land in New South Wales and Queensland and two from roadsides in South Australia are not controlled with glyphosate at the seedling stage and are classified as resistant," said Dr Chris Preston, chair of the Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group (AGSWG)... Whilst the weed is not listed on any glyphosate herbicide labels, glyphosate has been widely used in Queensland and northern NSW to control seedlings...
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Large infestation of feathertop Rhodes grass in southern Western Australia where it is spreading with summer rains.. "We have now confirmed that two populations from cropping land in New South Wales and Queensland and two from roadsides in South Australia are not controlled with glyphosate at the seedling stage and are classified as resistant," said Dr Chris Preston, chair of the Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group (AGSWG)... Whilst the weed is not listed on any glyphosate herbicide labels, glyphosate has been widely used in Queensland and northern NSW to control seedlings...
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CQ growers applauded for R&D adoption.. Numerous growers expressed their appreciation of the GRDC-funded research into new pulse crop varieties and particularly the endeavours of Col Douglas from the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Dr Kristy Hobson from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tamworth in developing pulse varieties better suited to the Central Queensland environment... Looking to the future, the region stands to benefit from the recent announcement by DAFF and GRDC of six new research and support positions for Central Queensland which will boost the industry's capacity to make further gains in farming systems production through better servicing growers with agronomy, research and extension...
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The latest casualties in the war on weeds at Peter Mifsud's property north of Clermont, in Central Queensland, are the contractors who once helped to harvest the crops on his 3900-hectare property... "About two years ago we decided to stop using contract harvesters; the risk is just not worth it," says Peter, who has strict biosecurity protocols in place as part of efforts to control weeds... Weeds have been the main focus of Peter's biosecurity efforts since the family bought the Clermont property in 1979, with feathertop Rhodes grass his latest concern...
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The latest casualties in the war on weeds at Peter Mifsud's property north of Clermont, in Central Queensland, are the contractors who once helped to harvest the crops on his 3900-hectare property... "About two years ago we decided to stop using contract harvesters; the risk is just not worth it," says Peter, who has strict biosecurity protocols in place as part of efforts to control weeds... Weeds have been the main focus of Peter's biosecurity efforts since the family bought the Clermont property in 1979, with feathertop Rhodes grass his latest concern...
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Everything farmers need to know about cropping in the digital age, and how to tackle the problem weeds Feathertop Rhodes Grass and Flaxleaf Fleabane, is provided in three comprehensive inserts included with the latest edition of GroundCover ... GroundCover is published by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to provide technical information to farmers, including updates on research, trials, new varieties, and farmer activities... There is also a detailed explanation of Apps for grain growers, to help farmers sift through the many support tools for smart phones that have flooded onto the market...
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