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How does renovating non-wetting sands help with weed control?

Guest Author, 08 November 2018

Controlled traffic farming plus soil inversion and lime are proving a sound strategy for controlling weeds on the non-wetting sands that make up almost one-fifth of Australia’s cropping land.

Behind every successful HWSC approach is crop competition

Guest Author, 07 November 2018

Harvest weed seed control has been a major breakthrough in herbicide resistance management, but it’s not a magic fix in isolation. It’s just one of the tools that work together to control weed survivors every step of the way.

Seed destroyers prove effective weapon in weed control

Grain Central, 01 November 2018

Collecting and destroying weed seeds as part of harvest operations is recognised as the most efficient and effective way to implement harvest weed seed control (HWSC), a practice that is expected to be commonplace on up to 80pc of Australian grain farms by 2020.

Eastern rains trigger weeds explosion

Neil Lyon, 29 October 2018

Widespread rains across the eastern farming zone over the past few weeks have set the scene for a big summer crop planting – and triggered an outbreak of weeds that farmers are now working to contain.

Rare but predictable – A new target-site mutation for glyphosate resistance discovered

Guest Author, 26 October 2018

Scientists from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative working on Tridax daisy have discovered a new target-site mutation for glyphosate resistance.

Robot turns its eye to weed recognition at Narrabri

Neil Lyon, 19 October 2018

Weed detection and identification is moving into the robotic age at the University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding Institute at Narrabri in north west New South Wales where a high-tech research project is fine-tuning the technology.

Sticking it to Noogoora burr

Grain Central, 17 October 2018

A naturally occurring fungus is being harnessed to tackle Noogoora burr, an invasive weed which causes major impacts on agriculture and the environment in eastern Australia.

WeedSmart: How can I get the most bang from crop-topping canola?

Guest Author, 09 October 2018

In an environment of increasing herbicide resistance, getting back in the driver’s seat with weed control relies on stacking tactics and not leaving all the heavy lifting to just one or two strategies.

New 2,4-D label instructions

Grain Central, 05 October 2018

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued new instructions on the use of 2,4-D products to reduce incidents of spray drift this summer.

Winning the war on feathertop Rhodes grass + VIDEO

Grain Central, 04 October 2018

Growers across Queensland and New South Wales are being encouraged to monitor paddocks for feathertop Rhodes grass with early intervention a potential game-changer for on-farm weed populations later this year.