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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.