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Early spring is the time when grain growers should be checking all pulse and canola crops for native budworm eggs and larvae as crops reach the susceptible flowering and podding stages... Key factors when considering potential damage from budworm larvae are the number of larvae in the crop, the size of larvae and the time until harvest... A simple formula can be used based on the information provided in Table 1 : economic threshold (ET) = control costs (grain price x grain loss per larva in 10 sweeps from Table 1 )...
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As more growers and grower groups consider on-farm storage as a way of protecting harvested grain quality, or for holding grain to exploit market opportunities, the need to fully understand the range of storage technologies is becoming essential... There are risks to growers who store over-moist grain and either have a system that is not designed for the purpose for which it is being used, or who do not know how to manage the system... In recent Northern Region Grains Research Updates, consultant John Cameron and QDPI extension specialist Peter Hughes reiterated that aeration is an effective, low-cost way to maintain grain quality in storage...
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Spurred by the frustration of this waste in his soybeans, mungbeans and wheat, Gary has invented a device that lifts and channels grain from the header knife onto the draper front... Gary, who crops 323 hectares at Ascot, Queensland, 35 kilometres south of Toowoomba, says dry conditions late in the season, which exacerbated grain spillage at harvest because his soybeans were stunted and more prone to pod shatter, led him to explore ideas for a device that might help him, and other growers, capture more grain fragile crops... Adapting the spray-suppressant bristles used on the mudguards of trucks to reduce road splash by diverting water down wheel arches, Gary trialled a series of prototypes in a range of crops and conditions before finalising the current design...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Spurred by the frustration of this waste in his soybeans, mungbeans and wheat, Gary has invented a device that lifts and channels grain from the header knife onto the draper front... Gary, who crops 323 hectares at Ascot, Queensland, 35 kilometres south of Toowoomba, says dry conditions late in the season, which exacerbated grain spillage at harvest because his soybeans were stunted and more prone to pod shatter, led him to explore ideas for a device that might help him, and other growers, capture more grain fragile crops... Adapting the spray-suppressant bristles used on the mudguards of trucks to reduce road splash by diverting water down wheel arches, Gary trialled a series of prototypes in a range of crops and conditions before finalising the current design...
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Time to watch for native budworm.. Early spring is the time when grain growers should be checking all pulse and canola crops for native budworm eggs and larvae as crops reach the susceptible flowering and podding stages... A simple formula can be used based on the information provided in Table 1 : economic threshold (ET) = control costs (grain price x grain loss per larva in 10 sweeps from Table 1 )...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
regular monitoring and stringent control measures are necessary to prevent crop losses... P H O T O : L u K e n e T T L e Damage at seeding and flowering causes the greatest yield losses... Increasing bait rates will not improve efficacy, nor will it reduce the levels of reinvasion...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
regular monitoring and stringent control measures are necessary to prevent crop losses... P H O T O : L u K e n e T T L e Damage at seeding and flowering causes the greatest yield losses... Increasing bait rates will not improve efficacy, nor will it reduce the levels of reinvasion...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
regular monitoring and stringent control measures are necessary to prevent crop losses... P H O T O : L u K e n e T T L e Damage at seeding and flowering causes the greatest yield losses... Increasing bait rates will not improve efficacy, nor will it reduce the levels of reinvasion...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
He says minimising the food available to mice will help prevent the mouse population from building over summer and damaging next year's crops... "Set harvesters to minimise grain losses and carefully monitor how much grain is left in the paddock," Mr Schaefer says (see Table 1)... Mr Schaefer says effective summer weed control needs to be a priority if grain growers hope to keep the mouse population low...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Mouse management strategies urged this harvest.. Grain growers are being encouraged to undertake mouse control measures this harvest to reduce the potential for future plagues... Greg Mutze from Biosecurity SA says heavy infestations of mice this year and the expectation of a bumper harvest throughout the southern cropping region could result in population explosions in 2011...
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