If there was ever a time to kick the ‘she’ll be right’ mentality to the curve, surely, it’s in 2020. It’s time for a healthier stigma around talking about mental health and wellbeing in rural Australia.
Western Australian grain growers and advisers are encouraged to have best practice management strategies in place for redlegged earth mite (RLEM; Halotydeus destructor) this season with numbers likely to increase in areas with cold and wet conditions.
The first multi-species herbicide resistance survey conducted in the Northern grain growing regions of NSW and Queensland has shown that while resistance to key herbicides is prevalent, growers are keeping weed numbers low, for now.
A North Queensland agronomist, on the frontline of fall armyworm’s incursion in Australia, is reassuring growers and advisers not to panic, with early indications the invasive moth could be managed this season through regular monitoring and selective use of insecticides.