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Late season spray drift hits cotton potential

Neil Lyon, 17 January 2018

A spate of herbicide spray drift incidents over summer has caused widespread crop damage and prompted pleas by authorities and grower bodies for operators to strictly adhere to application regulations.

Are you at risk of causing spray drift?

Grain Central, 17 January 2018

The focus of spraying herbicide needs to be on doing the job right so the weeds receive the correct dose and die, and this includes reducing the air borne fraction to a bare minimum to avoid spray drift.

World-first imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum

Grain Central, 15 January 2018

Pacific Seeds is set to debut its new imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum line featuring its proprietary “igrowth” trait at a series of field days across the summer cropping region.

Dry conditions heighten herbicide threat to summer crops

Neil Lyon, 08 September 2017

Farmers watching winter crops falter in the dry conditions of the eastern farming zone and contemplating double cropping into summer crops have been warned to consider the potential adverse effects of herbicide carryover.

Pre-emergent herbicides under scrutiny in wet conditions

Grain Central, 10 July 2017

Western Australian grain growers are being urged to be mindful that early sowing under wet, warm conditions can impact the length of efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides.

Treat water as a ‘chemical’ in herbicide spray mixes

Grain Central, 17 May 2017

Water quality is often overlooked as a possible contributor to herbicide failure and can lead to confusion over the herbicide resistance status of weeds on a property.

Crop Care farm chemicals to be absorbed into Nufarm Australia merger

Grain Central, 03 May 2017

Some of Australia’s most well-known farm chemical lines will be brought under the one banner when the sales teams from Nufarm Australia and Crop Care merge from August 1, 2017.

Nufarm delivers half year revenue, EBIT and profit growth

Grain Central, 23 March 2017

Nufarm Limited has reported underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of $128.7 million, underlying earnings before interest and tax of $85.0 million and net profit after tax of $20.0 million for the six months to January 31, 2017.

Glyphosate classified non-carcinogenic by European agency

Grain Central, 16 March 2017

The European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has concluded that available scientific evidence has shown that glyphosate – the widely-used herbicide in Australian agriculture – should not be classified as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.

No-till bends to an occasional cultivation for weed control

Neil Lyon, 21 February 2017

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.