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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.

Ranking paddocks for weed expenditure in a dry year

Grain Central, 22 June 2017

The lack of autumn rains in areas like the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and no follow-up rain for dry sown crops in some Western Australian districts means there will be many crops with variable establishment and variable growth rates, making weed control more challenging.

Harvest weed seed control tools – they all work

Grain Central, 16 June 2017

The Harrington Seed Destructor, chaff carts and narrow windrow burn techniques are all equally as effective as one another at reducing the weed seed burden.

Weedsmart: Using fodder crops to manage resistant weeds

Guest Author, 08 June 2017

Growers should seriously consider the value of pasture and fodder crops to regain control of herbicide resistant weeds.

Spying on weeds from space

Grain Central, 01 June 2017

Satellite images are a useful tool for growers and agronomists, providing a very objective means of identifying weedy areas and measuring the response to management tactics.

Noogoora burr threat intercepted in WA

Grain Central, 18 May 2017

The spread of an invasive agricultural and environmental weed has been prevented in Western Australia by an observant bushwalker, who noticed Noogoora burr in the Joondalup Nature Reserve in northern Perth.

Dual value in chaff heaps for weed control and sheep feed

Grain Central, 11 May 2017

The recent investment by Western Australian mixed farmers, Ben and Emily Webb, in a chaff cart to provide non-herbicide weed control also provides them with chaff heaps that are a valuable feed source over summer.

Weedsmart: How can I avoid sub-lethal dosing when spraying weeds?

Guest Author, 04 May 2017

Spray application rate and technique are critical when managing ‘hard-to-kill’ weed species.