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Herbicides are not the answer to herbicide resistance... Sixteen of the growers practiced HWSC in the form of narrow windrow burning in only 12% of years (i.e. Herbicides only group)... In the eighth year of using this practice these growers had zero ryegrass in their focus paddocks and have averaged less than 1.5 ryegrass plants /m 2 ever since...
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Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by Department of Agriculture.. Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation i.. Overall, Roundup was more effective than Gramoxone in killing wild radish, irrespective of herbicide rate...
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"In the trials we assessed whether investment in fertiliser needs to be cut to achieve a profit from lime incorporation and, overall, the answer was no... Dr Scanlan said growers considering reducing fertiliser application and cultivating soils to incorporate lime needed to consider a few factors to assess if it would provide short and long-term economic benefits... "Finally, the cultivation implement needs to be able to mix to the depth where the soil pH constraint occurs to produce an immediate payback on lime and cultivation...
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Guidelines developed for lime incorporation.. Researchers have developed initial parameters to guide Western Australian farmers who may be considering cultivating acidic soils to incorporate lime prior to seeding crops in 2014... "In the trials we assessed whether investment in fertiliser needs to be cut to achieve a profit from lime incorporation and, overall, the answer was no...
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Mouldboard plough outperformed spader for weed suppression.. When the weed population was checked in March 2010 after a wet summer, Andrew says the results showed mouldboard ploughing had outperformed spading... The paddocks nominated for mouldboard ploughing are scheduled for the end of the sowing program, the delay allowing time for the opening rains to have thoroughly wet the soil down to 300mm...
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Mouldboard ploughing is one option being trialled as an amelioration tactic for overcoming the symptoms of non-wetting soil: poor water-holding capacity, water repellence and acidity... Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) senior research officer David Hall says research is showing mouldboard ploughing can significantly boost yields, and the benefits so far are persisting for several seasons... Owners: Michael (Mic) and Marnie Fels Location: Wittenoom Hills, Western Australia Farm size: 6000 hectares (arable) Enterprise: cropping Rainfall (average annual): 450 millimetres Soil types: transitional mallee and duplex Crops grown 2013: wheat (2000ha), canola (2000ha), barley (2000ha)..
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" Mouldboard plough beats non-wetting and weeds 17 July 2013 Mouldboard ploughing has not only helped overcome non-wetting soils for Mingenew farmer, Stuart Smart, but also proved an effective non-chemical weed control... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Trials of mouldboard ploughing to alleviate non-wetting soils near Corrigin have produced impressive initial results including high crop yields and low weed numbers in what was a poor performing paddock... The CFIG research is also investigating other options for non-wetting soils including wetting agents, winged points and in-row seeding (as opposed to inter-row seeding) and is one of five RCS non-wetting soils projects in the western part of the Kwinana port zone... Mr Wallwork said the trial results reflected findings from the northern grainbelt which showed that mouldboard ploughing effectively changed the soil type by bringing subsoil to the surface...
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While outstanding crop yields on their property west of Mullewa last year resulted mainly from excellent rainfall, the Messina family believe their use of a mouldboard plough contributed to the above average harvest results... Andrew Messina said that wheat yields on deep-ripped country (not treated with the mouldboard) sown on May 17, 2011, averaged 2.6 to 3.6 tonnes per hectare, but where the mouldboard plough was used 20 days later yields were higher, averaging 3.6 to 4.1t/ha... CAPTION: Rodney, left, and Andrew Messina are using a mouldboard plough to control weeds and ameliorate non-wetting sandy soils on their farm west of Mullewa...
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Impact of soil inversion, soil dilution and claying on non-wetting sandplain soils Stephen Davies, Peter Newman and Breanne Best, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia.. Soil penetration resistance was measured with a Rimik CP40 cone penetrometer when the soil was at field capacity in both trials... The soil pH deeper in the soil profile was not measured at the time but is assumed to increase to around 5, which is typical for the soil type...
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