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  • PreDicta B sampling strategy

    Media Releases

    When sampling for crown rot, growers and advisers should put in a 10cm length of stubble from the base of the plant and include the crown to the first node (discard material from above the first node).

    Article Date
    11.04.2014
    Region
    South

    Correct sample strategy estimates crown rot risk: Advisers may need to make some changes to their approach to sampling for the PreDicta B soil test to ensure an accurate assessment of crown rot.

  • How pre-emergent herbicides work

    Media Releases

    The trial plot shows crop damage with pre-emergent herbicides due to poor separation of herbicide and crop seed. Photo: Christopher Preston

    Article Date
    11.04.2014
    Region
    South

    Water solubility key to success, or failure, with pre-emergents: Ever put out a pre-emergent herbicide, looked at the final result and wondered what went wrong?

  • PreDicta B Disease Risks in 2014

    Media Releases

    The risk of take-all in 2014 is the highest in the past decade, according to samples submitted for PreDicta B testing.

    Article Date
    11.04.2014
    Region
    South

    Disease risk in 2014: PreDicta B soil tests so far in 2014 indicate take-all, rhizoctonia and crown rot are the main soil borne disease risks this season while Pratylenchus levels are on the rise.

  • Herbicide resistance testing: autumn 2014

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    11.04.2014
    Region
    South

    Take the test to be clear on herbicide resistance: With rapidly increasing herbicide resistance, it becomes more important to understand which herbicides will still work for you.

  • Imidazolinone residues

    Media Releases

    The impacts of imidazolinone herbicide on barley establishment - Buloke (CLF-)  on the left and Scope (CLF+) on right.

    Article Date
    10.04.2014
    Region
    South

    Chemical balancing act - use right rate to reduce residues: Correct use of imi-tolerant technology is essential to avoid negative impacts in subsequent seasons, such as herbicide residues in soil which can impair growth in non-tolerant varieties.

  • Eastern grainbelt study reveals profitable practices

    Media Releases

    Planfarm managing director Greg Kirk

    Article Date
    24.03.2014
    Region
    West

    A ‘near enough is not good enough’ attitude to management decisions was a common sentiment expressed by top performing eastern grainbelt farmers analysed in a recently completed study.

  • Frost publication addresses hot research topic

    Media Releases

    Frosted wheat

    Article Date
    20.03.2014
    Region
    West

    New frost research will look at the possibility of using remote sensing technology to detect frost damage in wheat and the likelihood of these damaged crops going on to yield sufficient grain.

  • Know more, grow more: GRDC

    Media Releases

    Northern panel chairman, James Clark

    Article Date
    04.03.2014
    Region
    North

    A challenge has been put down to grain growers from Dubbo, NSW to Emerald, Queensland: know more, grow more.

  • Facts about farm figures

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    03.03.2014
    Region
    National

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has produced a series of Farm Business Management Accounting Fact Sheets to assist growers with their farm finances.

  • Calculator can appraise paddock performance

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    28.02.2014
    Region
    West

    Growers can find out which areas in their wheat crop did not reach their yield potential in 2013 with the aid of the Yield Constraint Calculator, developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).