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Giving summer legumes the competitive edge

Grain Central, 19 January 2018

Narrow row spacing and early canopy closure in summer legumes are resulting in lower weed biomass and higher crop yields.

How can I use pasture phases to beat herbicide resistant weeds?

Guest Author, 14 December 2017

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.

Rain raises spray drift risk levels

Grain Central, 13 December 2017

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.

Matricaria weed on the nose

Grain Central, 22 November 2017

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.

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.