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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, the DAFWA indices suggest that a more optimistic approach to decision-making is recommended in 2006 and confidence in this assessment would be enhanced if a La Ni a develops... The needs analysis has enabled an assessment of the distribution of farmers along the pathway from initial awareness through to final adoption of CRM information and tools being offered by various organisations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Using glyphosate as an inter-row annual ryegrass control results in faster development of ryegrass resistance than when glyphosate is applied annually as a pre-sow knockdown... Resistance may occur faster than this model suggests... It is clear that many WA farmers are unknowingly introducing weed seed and herbicide resistance into their paddocks during the crop seeding process...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The application of commonly recommended management principles has eradicated a strain of grain-storage insects with strong phosphine resistance located on a Western Australian farm... It is believed to be the first time that elimination of on-farm grain-storage insects with strong phosphine resistance has been scientifically documented and confirmed in Australia and possibly the world... Hygiene treatments used at the Wubin farm to eradicate the resistant RFB population included: pressure washing inside empty silos, storage surrounds, handling equipment and machinery; the application of contact chemical insecticide to kill insects in grain residues at the base of silos and the removal of waste for burial; and treating clean, empty silos with diatomaceous earth protectant to prevent reinfestation...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The application of commonly recommended management principles has eradicated a strain of grain-storage insects with strong phosphine resistance located on a Western Australian farm... It is believed to be the first time that elimination of on-farm grain-storage insects with strong phosphine resistance has been scientifically documented and confirmed in Australia and possibly the world... Hygiene treatments used at the Wubin farm to eradicate the resistant RFB population included: pressure washing inside empty silos, storage surrounds, handling equipment and machinery; the application of contact chemical insecticide to kill insects in grain residues at the base of silos and the removal of waste for burial; and treating clean, empty silos with diatomaceous earth protectant to prevent reinfestation...
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