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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Trials show that chickpeas, such as this crop at Emerald, Central Queensland, have the potential to lift yields in subsequent wheat crops... Trials of chickpea/wheat rotations in the Central Queensland grain-growing region show that using chickpeas as a break crop could help growers increase yields, protein levels and profitability in subsequent wheat crops... Results for a trial at 'Wongalee', near Theodore, CQ, showed a huge increase in both the yield and protein content of wheat grown after chickpeas. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Trials show that chickpeas, such as this crop at Emerald, Central Queensland, have the potential to lift yields in subsequent wheat crops... Trials of chickpea/wheat rotations in the Central Queensland grain-growing region show that using chickpeas as a break crop could help growers increase yields, protein levels and profitability in subsequent wheat crops... Results for a trial at 'Wongalee', near Theodore, CQ, showed a huge increase in both the yield and protein content of wheat grown after chickpeas. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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Grain growers and advisors have a new ally in the battle against Feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR) - the Integrated Weed Management of FTR manual... The recently released 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... Mr Aisthorpe said the effective long term control of FTR could only be achieved by using a combination of practices such as planned use of residual and knockdown herbicides, crop rotation, spot spraying/WeedSeeker /chip hoe and strategic tillage...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
To assist growers and their advisers in combating Feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR), an Integrated Weed Management (IWM) manual has been published on the weed... "For many growers the battle against FTR has long been fought with knockdown herbicides and slowly but surely that battle is being lost," Mr Aisthorpe said... "The FTR seedbank can be fully depleted in 12-18 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 said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
To assist growers and their advisers in combating Feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR), an Integrated Weed Management (IWM) manual has been published on the weed... "For many growers the battle against FTR has long been fought with knockdown herbicides and slowly but surely that battle is being lost," Mr Aisthorpe said... "The FTR seedbank can be fully depleted in 12-18 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 said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Darren Aisthorpe, Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) extension agronomist for the CQ Grower Solutions project, Biloela says the double knock technique is a key strategy for management of difficult-to-control weeds such as flaxleaf fleabane and feathertop Rhodes grass... "To date there have been some very mixed results with double knocking at a commercial level, despite excellent results at trial and demonstration levels, and this is not helping with the uptake of the practice," Mr Aisthorpe said... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has invested in weed management research across the northern region, including extensive work by the DAFF weeds team, CQ Grower solutions project and Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) into maximising effectiveness of the double knock technique...
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