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Mouse monitoring a must to reduce crop damage risk.. NMMWG chair Ian Hastings says that monitoring must continue to occur on a paddock-by-paddock basis and growers should be prepared to bait immediately after sowing where higher than normal activity is identified. ".. Some breeding has been occurring and in those areas where mice caused significant damage last year or where paddocks are at high risk, considerable precautions must be taken."..
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Western Australian grain growers are encouraged to remain vigilant in monitoring crops for signs of mice during seeding and the growing season, and to make use of the interactive MouseAlert website... CSIRO researcher Steve Henry, who is surveying mice for a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-funded project, said the project could not monitor the full extent of mouse activity and encouraged growers and advisers to report presence, absence and activity levels of the pest using MouseAlert... "MouseAlert is an online tool which aims to improve early warnings for possible plagues to enable a rapid response to increases in mouse activity," he said...
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'Be alert, not alarmed' is the message to grain growers across Queensland and New South Wales when it comes to mice activity this winter... Recent reports suggest that mouse numbers have been moderate to high in areas of northern NSW and on the Darling Downs and growers are being urged to monitor populations and activity during and after sowing of this year's winter crops... Qualitative observations from the paddock are a critical part of ensuring that the surveillance data is up-to-date, extensive and useful, and growers and advisors are urged to report and map mouse presence, absence and level of activity through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supported MouseAlert website and app so others can see the scale and extent of localised mouse activity...
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The new app designed by the Invasive Animals CRC helps people to identify introduced vertebrate pests and to choose the most appropriate control measures... Project leader Peter West says the app features the 56 most damaging introduced pests including recent arrivals such as the Indian ringnecked parakeet, an aviary bird that is now appearing in the wild... The app includes: descriptions of each species and a map of their geographic range; photo galleries of animals and their tracks or droppings (where relevant); audio recordings of animal calls; and links to other pest control resources such as the PestSmart Toolkits, also produced by the Invasive Animals CRC...
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GRDC Mouse Broadcast Warns of Mice Persisting till Autumn.. The broadcast featured a video discussion with key experts from the National Mouse Management Working Group and the regulator the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), who responded to questions sent from growers and industry members viewing from their computers around Australia... The innovative technology allows GRDC to get even closer to growers and respond quickly to their questions and issues, in this case the changing situation in mouse numbers and control," she said...
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Some canola proteins have good technological functionality compared to proteins currently being used for food manufacturing... Our study shows that globulin extracts had significantly higher emulsifying capacity (EC) than albumin extracts and SoyPI at all pH values tested (Figure 1)... The same trend was observed for SoyPI except for pH 9 at which SoyPI-stabilised emulsion had smaller droplet compared to that of globulin extracts even though the EC was not as good...
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Chickpeas provide an excellent break crop and gross margin opportunity for growers, and many are now realizing the importance of break crops in a farming system with the current expense of nitrogen... Operationally chickpeas fit very well into many farming systems, often being able to be sown before cereals and generally harvested after... Harvesting on time should be a priority in such a high valued crop...
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Mouse populations remain high in many parts of eastern Australia and have the potential to cause substantial yield loss as crops begin to mature... The proportion of mice killed did not vary with mouse density, indicating that higher baiting rates would not improve the kill rate... The research team, which included UQ's Rebecca Diete and Natalie Walker and Tony Pople from the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, found that self-regulation of populations starts when mouse densities are greater than 500 mice per hectare in maturing wheat and sorghum crops...
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Mouse populations remain high in many parts of eastern Australia and have the potential to cause substantial yield loss as crops begin to mature... The proportion of mice killed did not vary with mouse density, indicating that higher baiting rates would not improve the kill rate... The research team, which included UQ's Rebecca Diete and Natalie Walker and Tony Pople from the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, found that self-regulation of populations starts when mouse densities are greater than 500 mice per hectare in maturing wheat and sorghum crops...
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Mice on the move in CQ - plan ahead and protect summer crops.. Thankfully mouse populations have not reached levels which pose a significant threat to yield during the current harvest, but a number of growers from the Central Highlands, Arcadia, and Callide-Dawson Valleys are reporting rising numbers around their farms... Remember that mice are vermin and can carry disease; gloves should be worn when handling mice and appropriate occupational health and safety procedures, including protective clothing, should be adhered to when handling poisons...
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