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A survey of farmer paddocks across the Western Australian grainbelt has confirmed a big increase in the level of herbicide resistance in wild radish to commonly used Group B selective herbicides... Details of current levels of herbicide resistance in wild radish will be outlined at this month's Agribusiness Crop Updates, which are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA)... Ms Owen said that while glyphosate, atrazine and pyrasulfatole/bromoxynil (Velocity ) were still effective in most cases, growers should not rely on herbicides alone to manage wild radish and other weeds, and should also consider the use of non-chemical methods for weed control...
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Sunflowers build a little profit bridge over the summer.. The Zwars took advantage of 100 millimetres of rain in early November and sowed a mix of millet, sunflowers and cowpea on 80ha of hay stubble in a paddock prone to waterlogging... Russell would like to see further research into the role of cover crops in southern farming systems: "It's hard to put a number on what the benefit is from the diversity in our system - I'd be interested to see how the numbers stack up over a 10-year period...
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Sunflowers build a little profit bridge over the summer.. The Zwars took advantage of 100 millimetres of rain in early November and sowed a mix of millet, sunflowers and cowpea on 80ha of hay stubble in a paddock prone to waterlogging... Russell would like to see further research into the role of cover crops in southern farming systems: "It's hard to put a number on what the benefit is from the diversity in our system - I'd be interested to see how the numbers stack up over a 10-year period...
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Western Australian growers are being encouraged to understand foliar fungal diseases of cereals and how to manage them... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released a western region-specific version of the Cereal Fungicides Fact Sheet, aimed at assisting growers in managing cereal fungicide use... According to GRDC plant health technologies program manager Ken Young, fungicides are just one component of an effective management strategy and do not increase yield; they protect yield potential and cannot retrieve lost yield if applied after infection is established...
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A lime calculator released by the Liebe Group, produced with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), can help determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... Another useful tool is the Lime Comparison Calculator, available at www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison on the Soil Quality website, which is supported by the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative II and Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management... The calculator can help growers compare the effectiveness of different lime products, which can be sourced from many places and have different characteristics...
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The conference will bring together Australian and international delegates with an interest in biological nitrogen (N) fixation... Co-hosted by the Australian Society for Nitrogen Fixation, the University of Adelaide and the SA Research and Development Institute and sponsored by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the AW Howard Memorial Trust, the SA Grain Industry Trust, BASF Agricultural Specialties and Novozymes Biologicals Australia, the conference will be based at the Plant Research Centre at the Waite Precinct, Urrbrae, and will include a field tour to the Mid North of SA... The theme of the event is "N 2 fixation: reaping the benefits of basic and applied research", and the topics of targeted sessions will include the diversity and ecology of N-fixing organisms; molecular genetics and mechanisms of N fixation; N-fixing symbioses; N fixation in terrestrial systems; and increasing fixed N in farming systems...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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A lime calculator released by the Liebe Group, produced with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), can help determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... Another useful tool is the Lime Comparison Calculator, available at www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison on the Soil Quality website, which is supported by the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative II and Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management... The calculator can help growers compare the effectiveness of different lime products, which can be sourced from many places and have different characteristics...
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Over the next year, new research will provide Western Australian growers with information to compare the cost effectiveness of purchasing different information layers for variable rate technology (VRT) zone application maps... In addition to a comprehensive literature review, knowledge and experiences from growers, agronomists and precision agriculture practitioners about the benefits and drawbacks of each information layer will be incorporated into the study... "With seeding well underway in the west, decision making about the cost effectiveness of purchasing different map layers for variable rate technology (VRT) zone application will be top of mind for many growers," Mr White said...
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Over the next year, new research will provide Western Australian growers with information to compare the cost effectiveness of purchasing different information layers for variable rate technology (VRT) zone application maps... In addition to a comprehensive literature review, knowledge and experiences from growers, agronomists and precision agriculture practitioners about the benefits and drawbacks of each information layer will be incorporated into the study... "With seeding well underway in the west, decision making about the cost effectiveness of purchasing different map layers for variable rate technology (VRT) zone application will be top of mind for many growers," Mr White said...
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