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Tony Napier at a recent GRDC Grains Research.. Correct nitrogen management for irrigators in southern New South Wales can lead to significant increases in wheat yield, with production exceeding 10 tonnes per hectare, according to research from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)... Trials at the Leeton Field Station (LFS) showed that when the bulk of nitrogen was applied post-emergent at booting stage, wheat yields averaged 10t/ha...
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Persistence needed for wild oats control.. An integrated weed management program comprising crop rotation, pre and post-emergent herbicides and non-chemical options such as seed catching at harvest is essential for this problematic weed... The study showed that seed-catching on its own was not effective because wild oats often shed seeds prior to harvest...
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Author : Sarah Cole 'Bankrupting' the wild radish seedbank is the only long-term solution to managing this significant weed in paddocks; northern growers can benefit from Western Australia's experience by getting on top of the weed and its herbicide resistance.. Wild radish is a weed that already significantly affects northern growers, and with increasing herbicide resistance developing, it is demanding more attention from growers to manage... The real problem with wild radish is that most of the seed produced does not emerge for two years...
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With herbicide-resistant weeds an increasing problem across the northern grains region, experts are looking to Western Australia for alternative methods of controlling weeds... Maurie Street from the Grain Orana Alliance says herbicide resistance is an increasing problem in northern grains production because many farming systems have moved to continuous cropping with nearly 100 per cent reliance on herbicides for weed control... Windrow burning is cheap and easy to set up, allowing growers to test the 'proof of concept' on their farms before making large investments in chaff carts or seed destructors "We need to start looking at new techniques for weed control - we shouldn't be expecting or relying on new herbicides to fix the problem," Mr Street says...
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The iPaddock app developed by Esperance grain grower Mic Fels has won two innovation awards at the 2014 Newdegate Field Days in Western Australia. '.. Dr Rosewarne says the positions, at Horsham in Victoria's Wimmera region, will build on the work of previous PBA breeders Michael Materne and Tony Leonforte, who made peas and lentils profitable rotation crops for much of southern Australia... Felicity Taylor, executive officer of the Facey Group, which is part of the GGA, says the visit was "fantastic" and forging links with researchers has already been extremely helpful for the growers in her region, which covers the Wickepin district of WA...
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Awards highlight western industry achievers.. The Smith family, who farm at Dumbleyung in Western Australia, were named 2014 Grain Growers of the Year at the recent Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards in Melbourne... Winners of the GRDC-sponsored 2014 Grain Growers of the Year award, the Smith family, including brothers Shayne (left) and Troy, at the recent Kondinin Group-ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year awards ceremony in Melbourne...
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