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The research, led by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), was presented at this year's Agribusiness Crop Updates... The wet seeding research results were obtained under trials led by DAFWA and the Kellerberrin Demonstration Group under the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI) - a $4.9 million partnership between the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the GRDC... The dry seeding guidelines were generated from a GRDC funded, dry seeding project involving the WA No-Tillage Farmers Association, CSIRO and DAFWA...
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James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says advances in yield are always welcome and a substantial gain of 12 per cent on the widely-grown mungbean variety, Crystal will advantage growers... Summer grains can also lift farm profits by adding income and potentially reducing fertiliser and other costs, he says... GRDC investments in pre-breeding allow breeders and seed companies to progress potential lines to release more efficiently, Mr Clark says...
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Monitoring of all Western Australian barley crops for powdery mildew disease and careful fungicidal management including the use of seed dressings will reduce the risk of yield losses this season, with commonly grown varieties found to have an increased susceptibility to the disease... Recent rainfall could favour the development of powdery mildew, which has already been observed in barley regrowth at a number of sites across barley growing regions in WA's central and southern grain growing regions... Photo Caption: GRDC-supported research conducted by the ACNFP has found that commonly grown barley varieties have an increased susceptibility to the disease...
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Monitoring of all Western Australian barley crops for powdery mildew disease and careful fungicidal management including the use of seed dressings will reduce the risk of yield losses this season, with commonly grown varieties found to have an increased susceptibility to the disease... Recent rainfall could favour the development of powdery mildew, which has already been observed in barley regrowth at a number of sites across barley growing regions in WA's central and southern grain growing regions... Photo Caption: GRDC-supported research conducted by the ACNFP has found that commonly grown barley varieties have an increased susceptibility to the disease...
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Growers benefit from pulse research.. A new collaborative research project across northern NSW will bring northern region grain growers closer to maintaining healthy levels of pulse crops in their winter rotations... Dr Guy McMullen, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) research leader at Tamworth Agricultural Institute (TAI) says the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-funded projects will deliver benefits to growers almost immediately...
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Study confirms frosts occurring later in WA.. New research has confirmed changes to frost patterns in the Western Australia grainbelt, with frosts occurring later in the year and increasing the risk of damage to maturing grain crops... Mr Crimp said the 'Understanding frost risk in a variable and changing climate' research project had also revealed that severe frost events in WA were more likely to occur when centres of 'ridging high pressure systems' were farther south. "..
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Grain growers gearing up to sow crops are urged to resist any temptation to use below label rates for the newer pre-emergent herbicide Sakura (pyroxasulfone), with research highlighting the risks if rates are cut... Dr Busi said that in the trials, a ryegrass population initially susceptible to Sakura evolved resistance to it after only three generations of exposure to below label rates of Sakura ... "Our trials found that the use of below label rates of Sakura posed a high risk for the rapid development of herbicide resistance," he said...
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Weeds compete against crops for valuable moisture, light and nutrients, but growers can take steps in coming weeks to help their wheat crops fight back and stop the weeds winning... Mr Newman said the seed size of wheat varieties varied considerably and growers should take this into account when calculating seeding rates and plant density... "In the eighth year of using this practice, these growers had no ryegrass in their focus paddocks and have averaged fewer than 1.5 ryegrass plants per square metre ever since," Mr Newman said...
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