The spread of an invasive agricultural and environmental weed has been prevented in Western Australia by an observant bushwalker, who noticed Noogoora burr in the Joondalup Nature Reserve in northern Perth.
The recent investment by Western Australian mixed farmers, Ben and Emily Webb, in a chaff cart to provide non-herbicide weed control also provides them with chaff heaps that are a valuable feed source over summer.
Spray application rate and technique are critical when managing ‘hard-to-kill’ weed species.
Western Australian growers are regaining control over herbicide resistant weeds, including wild radish, through the widespread adoption of integrated weed management systems.
Ask a WeedSmart Expert Soil acidity limits productivity on approximately 50 per cent of Australia’s agricultural land and several important weed species have a competitive advantage over broadacre crops on soils where the surface soil pH level is less than 5.5 or the subsurface pH is less than 4.8. Western Australian Department of Agriculture and
When planning investments for 2017 harvest machinery, a chaff cart may prove an economic option for taking pre-emptive action against future problem weeds and herbicide resistance issues.
The Federal Government has awarded a $300,000 Accelerating Commercialisation Grant to the Seed Terminator which will allow the unit to be released in time for the 2017 winter-crop harvest.
A desire to minimise the build-up of herbicide resistant weeds on their Junee property in southern NSW is a driving force behind the Curry family farming operation.
Due to all weeds growing along fencelines being treated with the same product, weed species that already have a high tolerance to glyphosate, and are not listed on the product label, are able to gain a stronger foothold.
Grain growers are urged to adopt the Scouting Movement’s motto and ‘be prepared’ for the risk of a big year for crop pests and diseases.