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.
An increasing number of no-till farmers are reverting to an occasional, strategic tillage as the most cost-effective way of controlling hard-to-kill weeds in an era when herbicide resistance is on the rise.
Continuous cropping can be sustained over many decades as long as soil fertility is maintained, weeds are kept under control, and economic risks are managed, according to CSIRO farming systems agronomist, John Kirkegaard.
A wet spring and high-yielding 2016 cropping season in southern Australia has presented southern cropping farmers with a new set of challenges for the coming season.
A roadside survey in 2015 and 2016 has found the threat to grains crops from emerging weed species is increasing throughout the WA grainbelt.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) scientists have taken the cue from a naturally occurring phenomenon to explore the potential of Australian eucalyptus to control major weeds and crop diseases.