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Wild radish causes severe crop yield losses or forced non-crop phases if uncontrolled and has developed multiple herbicide group resistance, most recently to glyphosate... Research conducted in the Northern Agricultural Region and supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) initiative has identified best practice herbicide management for wild radish with multiple herbicide resistance... "The trials found that best practice revolved around early spraying of small plants (about the size of the top of a beer can) with excellent application (including adequate water rates) - followed by a quick and timely second spray of a herbicide with a different mode of application," Mr Newman said...
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Support for the scholarships - which foster the professional development of innovative young Australian growers who can go on to become industry leaders - is an integral part of the GRDC's investment in grains industry capacity building... Study topics chosen by Grains Nuffield scholars are typically close to their hearts - and also relevant to their farming peers - and the scholarships help to expose them to a worldwide network of other leading growers... While Mr Curwen says farm scale is naturally important, he will focus on the dynamics between broadacre farming and the management systems used to maximise productivity - as staff, plant and finance demands pose challenges for those managing large properties...
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Pre-seeding paddock sampling to detect the presence of soilborne diseases and pests takes on renewed importance this year... The recommendation to test suspect paddocks comes on the back of evidence of increased levels of fusarium crown rot, take-all, rhizoctonia bare patch and root lesion nematodes (RLN) across many parts of WA... The 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates , hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) at Crown Perth on February 24 and 25, will have a major focus on the latest GRDC-funded research into control and management of soilborne pests and diseases...
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Pre-seeding paddock sampling to detect the presence of soilborne diseases and pests takes on renewed importance this year... The recommendation to test suspect paddocks comes on the back of evidence of increased levels of fusarium crown rot, take-all, rhizoctonia bare patch and root lesion nematodes (RLN) across many parts of WA... The 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates , hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) at Crown Perth on February 24 and 25, will have a major focus on the latest GRDC-funded research into control and management of soilborne pests and diseases...
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Global learning informs approach to local issues.. Study topics chosen by Grains Nuffield scholars are typically close to their hearts - and also relevant to their farming peers - and the scholarships help to expose them to a worldwide network of other leading growers... While Mr Curwen says farm scale is naturally important, he will focus on the dynamics between broadacre farming and the management systems used to maximise productivity - as staff, plant and finance demands pose challenges for those managing large properties...
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