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