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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grower: Carl Moltoni Location: Dandaragan, Western Australia Farm size: 4200 hectares (40 per cent cropping and 60 per cent pasture) Annual rainfall: 450 millimetres Soil types: loamy sand, sand over gravel and sand Soil pH (CaCl 2 ): 5.5 "The first thing DAFWA asked me was whether I had been using sulfonylurea herbicides in my cropping program," Carl says... Carl started using sulfonylurea when he bought a neighbouring property with trifluralin-resistant ryegrass in 2009: "I had to switch to the sulfonylurea Logran to manage weeds on that property and because this required a new seeding system of press wheels and knife points I began using Logran across both properties to streamline the seeding process.".. Carl says impressive trial results at a local field day demonstrated the clear benefits of spading to treat non-wetting soils and inspired the purchase of a spader for his own property...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Time-controlled grazing of pastures consisting of perennials and annuals, including balansa clover, is helping David Giddings achieve high stocking rates and growth rates of his prime lambs... Overall, perennials are providing more feed and extend the period of useable green feed by about a month.".. David decided to move to a 50:50 wheat/canola rotation to reduce grass herbicide use to 50 per_cent of the rotation...
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