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Weedsmart: How does mixing herbicides buy more ‘shots’?

Guest Author, 13 November 2017

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.

Weedsmart: Beating multi-resistant weeds

Grain Central, 17 October 2017

A north west NSW farmer has adopted a multi-pronged management strategy to conquer multi-resistant weeds.

Chaff lining simple, effective option for weed seed control

Grain Central, 17 October 2017

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.

Young Aussie farmers gain insight into challenges facing US farmers

Neil Lyon, 06 September 2017

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.

Growers put combine-integrated seed destroyer to the test

Grain Central, 06 September 2017

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.

Weedsmart: How can I take the pressure off glyphosate across the crop rotation?

Guest Author, 04 September 2017

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.

What to do with low-yield-potential crops?

Grain Central, 14 August 2017

As dry conditions continue to impact on crops in many regions of Australia, affected growers will be faced with difficult decisions that will have long lasting effects on the weed seed bank.

Zero row spacing could take crop competition to a new level

Grain Central, 24 July 2017

Shielded spraying and zero row spacings are helping a Victorian farmer keep on top of the weed burden.

Harvest weed seed control joins the mainstream

Grain Central, 17 July 2017

A survey has revealed 43 per cent of Australian grain growers are currently practising harvest weed seed control (HWSC) and this is set to double within the next five years.

Delay spraying stressed weeds after rain

Grain Central, 07 July 2017

Dry season agronomy is difficult. In affected areas there is a reasonable chance that pre-emergent herbicides applied at or before seeding will not work as well as they usually would, even when it does rain.