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Controlling weed seeds at harvest is emerging as the key to managing the rising herbicide resistance levels putting Australia's no till farming system at risk... Peter Newman, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) communications leader told the recent Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update at Narromine, NSW that herbicides are not the answer to herbicide resistance... "Removing weed seeds at harvest is currently our greatest non-herbicide weed control tool in Australian grain cropping," Mr Newman said...
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Also recognised with a sorghum industry award was Francis Coe, who started in the sorghum seeds business in the early 1960s... Photo of Farmer and HSR Seeds director Francis Coe.. Sunflower researcher Sue Thompson , of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland, was recognised for her contribution to plant pathology, extension and diagnostics over 20 years...
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Spreader trial slugs snails.. Armed with four different brands of spreaders (Amazone, Bogballe, Kuhn and Vicon) and two ute spreaders (C-Dax and Lehner), the group tested distribution of four common snail baits (Meta , Metarex , Slugger and SlugOut ) - representing a range of pellet sizes and prices ($10 to $40 per hectare)... "The test involves running the spreader across 50 catch-trays in the paddock, to assess the accuracy and evenness of distribution," he says...
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An emerging sunflower crop affected by slugs.. We also had issues with preventing the airflow in the seeder blowing the lighter baits off target and stubble impeding the bait placement making it harder for slugs to find the baits.".. Mr Pilkington believes the application at sowing made a huge difference to bait placement accuracy and the residue managers on the precision planter helped with putting baits onto clear ground for the slugs to find...
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Darling Downs grower Garry Ronnfeldt has turned to mungbeans as an opportunity crop and as a rotation controlling weeds... Queensland grower Garry Ronnfeldt has grown mungbeans about 20 kilometres north of Dalby for 25 years... Garry says mungbeans are also useful for controlling weeds in his rotation, which includes wheat, barley, sorghum and cotton...
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Royce Taylor started his farm by buying 3700 hectares from the family, and has built it up to 5000 hectares... Royce has noticed the increasing variability in the climate since he returned to the area from school and university 20 years ago to buy his farm... Royce also keeps track of marketing through the media and consultants' reports, and reads Countryman, Farm Weekly and the GRDC's Ground Cover...
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Darling Downs grower Garry Ronnfeldt has turned to mungbeans as an opportunity crop and as a rotation controlling weeds... Queensland grower Garry Ronnfeldt has grown mungbeans about 20 kilometres north of Dalby for 25 years... Garry says mungbeans are also useful for controlling weeds in his rotation, which includes wheat, barley, sorghum and cotton...
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Mr Street runs the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)- funded GOA and is well aware of the difficult issue of herbicide resistance... "I'm a zero-till cropper; I've got no livestock in the system and it's all winter crop at the moment," Mr Street said... "I took the straw spreaders and the spinners off and made up a cheap chute for the back, which probably cost me $100 in steel and a couple of hours in the workshop and it worked fine," Mr Street said...
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New medics to revive Mallee rotations.. A picture of two men crouching in a field (Above) Jake Howie (left) and Ross Ballard, SARDI, are delighted with the initial field performance of new strand medics with multiple beneficial traits.. " the hybrids have better early-season dry matter production, possibly due to their larger seed size," says Jake Howie, who, with colleagues Ross Ballard and David Peck, has developed these lines as part of a project supported by the SA Grain Industry Trust and with past assistance from the GRDC...
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An emerging sunflower crop affected by slugs.. We also had issues with preventing the airflow in the seeder blowing the lighter baits off target and stubble impeding the bait placement making it harder for slugs to find the baits.".. Mr Pilkington believes the application at sowing made a huge difference to bait placement accuracy and the residue managers on the precision planter helped with putting baits onto clear ground for the slugs to find...
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