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Noogoora burr threat intercepted in WA

Grain Central, 18 May 2017

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.

Dual value in chaff heaps for weed control and sheep feed

Grain Central, 11 May 2017

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.

Weedsmart: How can I avoid sub-lethal dosing when spraying weeds?

Guest Author, 04 May 2017

Spray application rate and technique are critical when managing ‘hard-to-kill’ weed species.

Second spray key to controlling resistant wild radish

Grain Central, 27 April 2017

Western Australian growers are regaining control over herbicide resistant weeds, including wild radish, through the widespread adoption of integrated weed management systems.

Weedsmart: Does soil pH affect weed management?

Guest Author, 04 April 2017

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

Chaff carts join the charge against weed seeds

Grain Central, 24 March 2017

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.

Seed Terminator set to be unleashed on upcoming harvest

Grain Central, 20 March 2017

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.

Curry family favours strategic assault on weeds

Grain Central, 17 March 2017

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.

Weedsmart: Combating herbicide resistance on fencelines

Guest Author, 13 March 2017

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.

WA facing potentially severe weed year

Grain Central, 13 March 2017

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.