A new Western Australian publication provides a range of grower insights into different aspects of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF).
Western Australia’s predicted winter crop plantings have dropped a further 1.5 per cent over the past month with wheat and lupin hectares falling back from earlier projections.
Western Australian grain growers are being urged to be mindful that early sowing under wet, warm conditions can impact the length of efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides.
Scientists from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), The University of Western Australia (UWA) and seven institutions globally have re-sequenced 300 lines of pigeon pea in a breakthrough that will provide food and nutritional security across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Western Australian grain growers are facing some tough decisions as an unseasonal stretch of dry conditions, particularly in the north and east of the wheatbelt, takes its toll on winter crop prospects as the sowing window draws to a close.
Ongoing negotiations between Western Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, and rail operator, Brookfield Rail, could yield further changes to WA’s rail network, as could the state’s recent change of government.
Wheat growers in Western Australia whose crops have experienced delayed emergence due to low rainfall, have been advised to carefully match inputs to yield potential as the season unfolds.
Canola growers in Western Australia thinking about reseeding crops that have established poorly as a result of low rainfall should carefully consider whether it is worth the cost.
Dry conditions continue over most of the cropping regions of Western Australia where winter crop planting has all but wrapped up.
Nuffield Australia Scholar Colin de Grussa believes in further education, and what he has in mind is a relentlessly positive education about the agricultural industry for a vast majority of the Australian population.