Tenet eases weed control in canola

March 28, 2024 | 5 min read
NEW herbicide options are expanding the weed control toolbox for canola growers, helping alleviate concerns over herbicide resistance and the ongoing use of popular options, as well as crop safety.

New herbicide resistance breakthrough

June 24, 2023 | 3 min read
Farmers across Australia now have a powerful new tool to combat resistant weeds following the approval for use of Esplanade herbicide on grazed and non-crop areas.

Insecticide resistance rising in pest aphids

Dec. 28, 2022 | 4 min read
With insecticide resistance on the rise, it is important for the Australian agricultural industry to keep up-to-date on current trends and management practices to best respond to resistance risks,

‘Mini-rotation’ to turn the tables on resistance

Dec. 27, 2022 | 3 min read
Although all farmers are very familiar with the principles of crop and chemical rotation, not everybody makes changes as often they should.

Terrad’or: next-gen spike makes a splash

Dec. 26, 2022 | 2 min read
Nufarm’s Terrad’or is already proving a success story across the country, less than two years since its launch.

Resistance management doesn’t stop…

Dec. 26, 2022 | 2 min read
Challenging weather conditions over the last few years has put Australian farmers under extreme pressure to control an increase in weeds, insect pests and disease.

Innovative products, the right time, the right way

Dec. 26, 2022 | 2 min read
Syngenta, global leaders in plant health science, brought together agronomists, advisors, consultants and growers from across Australia for the launch of two breakthrough products for horticulture last month.

WeedSmart Week 2022 – Dalby

Oct. 17, 2022 | 2 min read
WeedSmart Week brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience from local and interstate growers, agronomists, and technology experts – putting the spotlight on herbicide resistance and weed control.Join us at WeedSmart Week Dalby from the 6th to the 7th of December 2022. WeedSmart Week is designed to engage growers and advisors on the WeedSmart Big 6 messages.

Innovative new chemistry for potatoes

Sept. 10, 2022 | 2 min read
Leading horticultural supplier, Grochem Australia, is stepping up its role in the potato market with the launch of an innovative new herbicide called Soleto.

New fungicides help manage resistance

Aug. 28, 2022 | 4 min read
New crop fungicide releases are becoming key additions to growers’ disease management programs – helping to improve disease control, expand their spray options and assist fungicide resistance management, as well as extend crop greening benefits.

Latest pesticide resistance management advice supports climate-smart pest management

July 1, 2022 | 2 min read
CropLife Australia’s Resistance Management Strategies for fungicides, herbicides and insecticides assist farmers, agronomists and environmental land managers to ensure important crop protection products remain viable and effective tools into the future. The official 2022-23 strategies have been updated and formally released today and are now available online.

Research highlights summer adaptation of annual ryegrass

Jan. 18, 2021 | 3 min read
Research is investigating whether ryegrass is adapting to Australia’s climatic conditions and becoming more productive in the warmer months.

Stacking the odds against awnless barnyard grass this summer

Oct. 9, 2020 | 4 min read
Sometimes herbicide resistance comes with a fitness penalty that growers can use as an Achilles’ Heel to drive down weed seed production. Unfortunately, glyphosate resistance seems to confer no such disadvantage on awnless barnyard grass. In a recent random survey of summer-growing weeds in the northern grains region, 36 per cent of awnless barnyard grass (Echinochloa colona) populations proved resistant to glyphosate.

Seeking grower and agronomist insights on fungicide resistance

July 24, 2020 | 2 min read
A new network established by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is seeking to understand the level of knowledge grain growers and advisers have when it comes to managing fungicide resistance. The Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) has been set up to provide growers with the information support they need to reduce the emergence and manage the impacts of fungicide resistance.

Grower project confirms widespread fungicide resistance to net blotch in southern WA

June 22, 2020 | 3 min read
First-year results from a unique project have confirmed fungicide resistance to both spot and net forms of net blotch in barley is widespread in southern areas of Western Australia’s grainbelt, with findings of reduced sensitivity or fungicide resistance the dominant situation.