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PestFacts South Australia and Western Victoria co-ordinators say that cultural practices have a significant impact on insect populations in field crops and a number of basic steps over the summer and pre-sowing period can help increase the chances of a successful start next season... Summer weeds provide a 'green bridge' for pests such as aphids, mites, snails and diamondback moth to survive on over the hot summer months," said Mr Perry, whose work is supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) investment in the National Invertebrate Pest.. Mr Perry recommends that growers identify paddocks at higher risk of pest pressure and carefully monitor them in the autumn prior to sowing susceptible crops...
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All baiting must be completed by late August or at least two months before harvest, according to the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Entomology Unit... SARDI entomologist Kym Perry says very high snail populations this season increase the risk of snails becoming a grain contaminant at harvest, potentially clogging machinery or leading to downgrades. ".. The next few weeks are the last opportunity to bait to reduce snail populations prior to harvest now is the time to monitor and assess the need to bait," said Mr Perry, whose work is supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) investment in the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI)...
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All baiting must be completed by late August or at least two months before harvest, according to the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Entomology Unit... SARDI entomologist Kym Perry says very high snail populations this season increase the risk of snails becoming a grain contaminant at harvest, potentially clogging machinery or leading to downgrades. ".. The next few weeks are the last opportunity to bait to reduce snail populations prior to harvest now is the time to monitor and assess the need to bait," said Mr Perry, whose work is supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) investment in the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI)...
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Soil acidity costs $400-500 M/yr.. 40% of farmers testing to depth report few sample adequately - #2 Determine the right rate of lime.. Test 0-10, 10-20 and 20-30 cm layers lime to achieve target..
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Available water capacity computed for each of the specified depth increments.. Effective depth in cm as defined in the USDA Soil Survey Manual... The lower limit of soil is normally the lower limit of biologic activity, which generally coincides with the common rooting depth of native perennial plants...
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Time to consider insect pest control measures South Australian and Western Victorian grain growers are being encouraged to take measures over the coming months to reduce the impact of insect pests in next year's crops... PestFacts South Australia and Western Victoria co-ordinators say that cultural practices have a significant impact on insect populations in field crops and a number of basic steps over the summer and pre-sowing period can help increase the chances of a successful start next season... Summer weeds provide a 'green bridge' for pests such as aphids, mites, snails and diamondback moth to survive on over the hot summer months," said Mr Perry, whose work is supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) investment in the National Invertebrate Pest..
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