Cropping

Growers urged to check disease diagnosis before spraying fungicide

With improved conditions in some areas, growers keen to ensure crops remain healthy have been advised to get the correct diagnosis before spraying fungicide…Read More

Grain Central, July 3, 2020

Scientists increase zinc levels in grain to counter nutrient deficiency

Increasing zinc concentration in wheat grains through biofortication can play an important role in fighting nutrient deficiency…Read More

Grain Central, July 3, 2020

2,4-D resistance – it’s all about perception

AHRI researcher, Dr Danica Goggin, has dedicated many years to working out how auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D and Dicamba work, and how plants evolve resistance to them…Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, July 2, 2020

Test winter weed escapes for herbicide susceptibility

Growers and agronomists should consider collecting live plant samples for herbicide resistance testing as a first step to identify and manage herbicide resistance in crop…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, July 1, 2020

Harvest of drought-reduced corn area all but over

The drought-reduced corn crop grown in south-eastern Australia has been adequate to cover domestic human-consumption requirements…Read More

Liz Wells, June 30, 2020

Soybean disease, pest precautions urged ahead of winter planting

Soybean growers in Queensland’s coastal regions are urged to use best practice planning to minimise their risks ahead of winter crop planting…Read More

Grain Central, June 29, 2020

Weed seed research to boost grain production

Researchers are examining the biology of 10 emerging weed species in the WA grainbelt that threaten crop productivity and profitability to improve integrated weed management strategies…Read More

Grain Central, June 26, 2020

Manganese deficiency treatments put to test in WA

Trials have put different treatments to the test to help determine how to address manganese (Mn) deficiency in lupin crops – an issue that has made an unwelcome return to parts of Western Australia in recent years…Read More

Grain Central, June 23, 2020

Widespread fungicide resistance to net blotch confirmed in southern WA

First-year results from a unique project have confirmed fungicide resistance to both spot and net forms of net blotch in barley is widespread in southern areas of WA’s grainbelt…Read More

Grain Central, June 22, 2020

Delay clethodim spray for ryegrass if frost is forecast

Grain growers in the southern cropping region should avoid spraying annual ryegrass with clethodim herbicide when frost is forecast…Read More

Grain Central, June 22, 2020

Wild chickpea relatives offer new hope in fight against root lesion nematodes

A new collection of wild chickpea species from Turkey found to be more resistant to root lesion nematodes could hold the key to breeding resistant Australian chickpea varieties…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2020

Farmers tackle ryegrass challenge in Tasmania’s high rainfall zone

The wettest April in 60 years is likely to cause growers in Tasmania’s high rainfall zone some unique challenges when it comes to controlling annual ryegrass…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, June 19, 2020

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