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New canola packages delivered to growers.. Research is delivering agronomic packages to Western Australian growers so they can optimise the performance of canola - a valuable break crop... In 2015, experiments were expanded to include: agronomic considerations of growing F2 hybrids in low-rainfall areas the impact of wider (50-centimetre) row spacing precision seeding aphid management tolerance of canola varieties to residual cereal herbicides and in-crop herbicides very late nitrogen timing in high-rainfall areas aluminium tolerance of canola varieties time of sowing in the Geraldton Port Zone suitability of varieties to direct and delayed harvesting canola phenology..
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New canola packages delivered to growers.. Research is delivering agronomic packages to Western Australian growers so they can optimise the performance of canola - a valuable break crop... In 2015, experiments were expanded to include: agronomic considerations of growing F2 hybrids in low-rainfall areas the impact of wider (50-centimetre) row spacing precision seeding aphid management tolerance of canola varieties to residual cereal herbicides and in-crop herbicides very late nitrogen timing in high-rainfall areas aluminium tolerance of canola varieties time of sowing in the Geraldton Port Zone suitability of varieties to direct and delayed harvesting canola phenology..
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Crop health tool addresses new seasonal challenges.. PestFax- a vital link in the fight to maintain Western Australia's current levels of crop health - has resumed its free weekly service, as the new season presents a fresh set of pest and disease challenges... PestFax is widely read and supported by grains industry leaders including agronomists, consultants, farmers, researchers, grain marketers and retailers, with issues delivered to subscribers each Friday via email and available at www.agric.wa.gov.au/pestfax "The service helps the grains industry keep up with seasonal challenges and advises on management options relating to recurring pest and disease threats," PestFax editor and DAFWA entomologist Peter Mangano said...
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Crop health tool addresses new seasonal challenges.. PestFax- a vital link in the fight to maintain Western Australia's current levels of crop health - has resumed its free weekly service, as the new season presents a fresh set of pest and disease challenges... PestFax is widely read and supported by grains industry leaders including agronomists, consultants, farmers, researchers, grain marketers and retailers, with issues delivered to subscribers each Friday via email and available at www.agric.wa.gov.au/pestfax "The service helps the grains industry keep up with seasonal challenges and advises on management options relating to recurring pest and disease threats," PestFax editor and DAFWA entomologist Peter Mangano said...
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To support growers and their advisers in identifying aphid species, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has updated its popular Crop Aphids Back Pocket Guide... Identification of crop aphids is very important when making control decisions and the Back Pocket Guide is designed to assist growers and agronomists in their efforts to correctly identify species observed in crops, this year and beyond... Many aphid species also transmit viruses through their sap-sucking mouthparts, leading to the largest impacts on crop yields...
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Catch up with GRDC during field days.. Growers are invited to catch up with GRDC staff and regional panellists in the GRDC marquee at coming field days... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will have a strong presence at coming agricultural field days in Western Australia, with key personnel available to speak with growers about their production issues...
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Farm advisory boards can strengthen accountability.. Unlike the mainstream small business sector, only a minority of Australian farms have an advisory board where the intellectual contributions of family members and outsiders are brought together at the same time... A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Advisory Board Fact Sheet outlines how advisory boards can contribute to an improved bottom line by providing decision support, setting guidelines for prudent budgeting and expenditure, and keeping people informed and ready for new opportunities and innovations...
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Australia's largest plant breeding company Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is adding lupins to its grains breeding portfolio... "AGT has the scientific expertise and track record in the development of successful wheat varieties including Mace and more recently Scepter , to accelerate the rates of genetic gain in lupin breeding," Dr Jefferies said... "AGT has a strong track record in the development and commercialisation of crop varieties that address the needs of Western Australian and Australian growers," Mr Roberts said...
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Australia's largest plant breeding company Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is adding lupins to its grains breeding portfolio... "AGT has the scientific expertise and track record in the development of successful wheat varieties including Mace and more recently Scepter , to accelerate the rates of genetic gain in lupin breeding," Dr Jefferies said... "AGT has a strong track record in the development and commercialisation of crop varieties that address the needs of Western Australian and Australian growers," Mr Roberts said...
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Western Australian growers who observe redlegged earth mites (RLEM) surviving insecticide treatments are advised to arrange testing for resistance levels... Ms Micic said that from 148 WA properties tested from 2006 to 2012, 29 had been confirmed with RLEM populations resistant to all SPs. ".. Every time an SP is used to control pests such as weevils, caterpillars and aphids, RLEM also receive a dose of this insecticide, despite not necessarily being the primary target," Ms Micic said...
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