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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Central Queensland advisors and grain growers can access specialist advice on the effective management of grain crop pests like heliothis, thrips and pod borer when two of Australia's leading entomologists visit Moura and Emerald next month... Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Principal Entomologist Dr Melina Miles and DAFF Senior Entomologist Hugh Brier will lead discussions on key management recommendations for heliothis in corn, sorghum and chickpeas; pod borer, thrips, mirids and vegetative damage in mungbeans; whitefly and mealybug during two insect pest management workshops... The morning sessions will be held in Moura on February 3 at the Moura Coal and Cattle Hotel from 8:30am to midday and in Emerald on February 4 at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) conference room between 8:30am and midday...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will help growers and advisors tackle the challenge of winter weed control next month through a series of informative webinars... The webinar will continue to build on the library of previous GRDC webinars focusing on key problem weeds and will cover the ecology of wild oats, the latest on herbicide resistance and discuss how this information can be used to develop effective management strategies... Consultant Andrew Somervaille who has been conducting field trials with glyphosate since its introduction in Australia will join the webinar to explain the different glyphosate salts and how they enter the leaf; behaviour in the spray tank and which adjuvant system is preferred for each formulation...
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Plan for profit in 2014: add the GRDC Updates to the diary.. Coonabarabran will host an advisor update on February 26 and 27 at the Town Hall; a grower update will be held at Nyngan Bowling Club on February 28; Goondiwindi will host an advisor update on March 4 and 5 at the Goondiwindi Community Centre; and a grower update will be held at the Mungindi Community Hall on March 6... Update coordinator John Cameron, ICAN Rural, said the updates would address the latest information needed to drive on-farm adoption on key topics such as bridging the yield gap between environmentally achievable yields versus actual yields, the effective use of pre-emergent cereal herbicides, herbicide resistance and weed management, crop nutrition, disease, varietal selection and soil water management...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grains Research Update for Advisers - Ballarat, Victoria.. Thursday 27 March.. Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 March..
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