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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Department entomologists play a key role across Queensland in providing technical information, pest risk alerts, and practical management information about a range of insect pests that have the potential to significantly reduce productivity and profits for the industry... Now in its third year and after 40 postings, the Beat Sheet Blog remains a significant information source for northern region grains and cotton industries... Since its inception, the blog has had almost 4000 visitors of which around 60% are returning visitors...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) on behalf of growers and the Australian Government, the research project involves a survey of farmers and advisers to identify the major insect pests of grain crops and to better understand the tools and strategies used to manage these pests... PestFacts SA and Western Victoria co-ordinator Kym Perry (SARDI Entomology) said the results of the survey would help researchers and the broader industry to understand what Australian growers do to manage insect pests in their grain crops, and their attitudes towards pest management... Growers and advisers seeking more information about the survey can email helen.spafford@uwa.edu.au or laura.fagan@uwa.edu.au...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The findings are from a nationally coordinated project supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) which aims to understand which landscape features contribute to the control of pest populations in crops... "Remnant bushland containing few weeds may reduce the number of pest species and at least delay the build-up of pests in crops during the growing season," she said... She is now using computer simulations of landscapes to understand which management practices - within crops and pastures as well as native vegetation - affect pest populations by encouraging beneficial insects or reducing sources of pests...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Biosecurity provides peace of mind - By Sharon Abrahams.. "Nobody wants to be responsible for spreading a pest or disease that ruins an industry and equally, nobody wants a pest or disease on their property that ruins them.".. IMAGE CAPTION: Ian Rathjen: "Nobody wants to be responsible for spreading a pest or disease that ruins an industry."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grains research enters a new era.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has begun delivering on its pledge to secure the future viability of grain production in Queensland and New South Wales... With research suggesting that the majority of current farming systems are dramatically underachieving on water use efficiency, the GRDC is co-funding the innovative new project aimed at better understanding how northern farming systems can be improved to boost productivity and profitability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grains research enters a new era.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has begun delivering on its pledge to secure the future viability of grain production in Queensland and New South Wales... With research suggesting that the majority of current farming systems are dramatically underachieving on water use efficiency, the GRDC is co-funding the innovative new project aimed at better understanding how northern farming systems can be improved to boost productivity and profitability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Stay one step ahead of insect pests this cropping season.. "PestFacts subscribers provide pest reports and field observations on the appearance and distribution of invertebrate pests across south-eastern Australia," Mr Shannon said... PestFacts South-Eastern subscribers also benefit from special access to cesar's extensive insect image gallery which can be used by growers, agronomists, farm advisers and researchers to enable more accurate identification of pest and beneficial insects...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
To help growers deal with the infestations of multiple pests on a wide range of crops, the GRDC recently issued an advice bulletin - Managing Earth Mites ... The bulletin describes the pests in question, best practice management procedures, and sources of further information... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The sustainable management of insect pests in grain crops is the thrust behind a series of workshops for grains industry advisers and growers to be held in South Australia in March and April... Topics include implementing an integrated approach to insect management and associated decision making process; monitoring, scouting and economic thresholds; integrated pest management tools including cultural control, conserving beneficial insects and appropriate use of 'softer' or more 'selective' insecticide options; and key pest ecology... Presenting will be entomologists Melina Miles (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland), Greg Baker, Kym Perry and Michael Nash (SA Research and Development Institute), with workshops facilitated by John Cameron from Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Provided the crop is harvested on time and the header set up correctly, direct heading allows for maximum yields, but no more than a well-timed windrowing... "I'm getting more capacity out of the header in direct heading because I don't need to take as much residue and put it through the header as when I was windrowing," Tom says... "While windrowing canola is still the mainstay harvesting method for most, it has a lot of advantages, but if you own your own header and have a nice, even crop, direct harvesting is an acceptable alternative," Mr Street says...
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