Narrow row spacing and early canopy closure in summer legumes are resulting in lower weed biomass and higher crop yields.
The reason to include a pasture phase in a cropping rotation is it provides an opportunity to drive down weed seed numbers before returning to a cropping phase.
The threat of off-target spray drift has risen to very high levels in northern NSW where the new cotton season is underway and in broadacre farming regions adjoining horticulture areas.
The bright yellow – and foul smelling – matricaria weed is spreading across Western Australia’s grainbelt where Kwinana East port zone growers have identified it as an increasing threat to their businesses.
The widely-promoted and well-adopted practice of rotating between herbicide modes of action (MOA) has the beneficial effect of ‘buying time’ because if a MOA is used once every two years the lifespan of the herbicide effectively doubles.
A north west NSW farmer has adopted a multi-pronged management strategy to conquer multi-resistant weeds.
The relatively new practice of chaff lining is proving to be one of the easiest and most cost-effective tactics for harvest weed seed control (HWSC) to reduce the weed seedbank, help conserve soil moisture during summer and slow the evolution of herbicide resistance.
US agriculture is doing it tough with American farmers finding it hard to turn a profit in an era of low commodity prices and high costs, despite a system of support well beyond that available to Australian growers.
First-time Western Australian grower users of the Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) are looking forward to adopting the latest developments with the technology for the upcoming grain harvest, as well as further improving their weed control, chemical use and soil nutrition through reduced burning.
Now is the time to take pre-emptive action to reduce the incidence of glyphosate resistance in weeds, recognising the need to implement management practices that help protect the efficacy of glyphosate in farming systems.