Prevent seed set to stop ryegrass in its tracks

May 29, 2023 | 4 min read
Increasing herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass has thrown up some challenges for Bec and Ash Marshall on their 3300ha farm at Normanville, Victoria, leading to a new approach to their farming system.

Tailoring tank-mixes for hard-to-kill weeds

May 21, 2023 | 3 min read
Two of the keys to slowing the development of herbicide resistance are reducing escapes and avoiding unnecessary chemical use.

Trials support new herbicide rotation option

May 21, 2023 | 3 min read
‘Mix and rotate’ has become a grain industry mantra to help achieve maximum efficacy as well as maintain effective use of crop protection products and there’s another important tool for broadleaf weed control programs that will do just that this season.

Broadleaf weed control options for the north

May 20, 2023 | 4 min read
Growers in northern NSW and Queensland battling problem broadleaf and woody weeds now have new-found flexibility with one of the most robust herbicides against these difficult weeds.

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.

All farmers encouraged to map crops to prevent spray drift damage this season

Nov. 25, 2020 | 2 min read
All cropping farmers are being encouraged to play their part in preventing off-target spray drift damage by mapping their fields this season.

Understanding weed competitive traits in barley

Aug. 11, 2020 | 4 min read
Not all barley genotypes are equal when it comes to weed suppression and tolerance.

Smart Scholarship explores smart weed management technology

July 14, 2020 | 2 min read
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have investigated the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to detect early-weeds in broadacre wheat crops.

Growers warned of potential crop injury if switching herbicides

June 15, 2020 | 2 min read
Grain growers are being warned about the potential injury to young cereal crops should they consider applying 2,4-D as a direct replacement for MCPA phenoxy herbicides.

Advice for farmers on resistance management now available online

June 13, 2020 | 2 min read
CropLife Australia has released its updated Resistance Management Strategies for fungicides, herbicides and insecticides.

Independent science based regulation needs defending from activist attacks and community ignorance

Feb. 19, 2020 | 3 min read
In an address to the inaugural international conference on the regulation of agvet chemicals and technologies at the University of New England, Chief Executive Officer of the peak industry organisation for the plant science sector, Matthew Cossey, declared that Independent science-based regulation needs defending from activist attacks and community ignorance.

Update on late-season glyphosate use

Aug. 13, 2019 | 2 min read
The late-season use of glyphosate on barley, under emergency use permit (PER82594), is no longer permitted

Agtech jobs on offer in farm robot company

July 22, 2019 | 2 min read
A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland following grant funding from the Queensland Government.

Wheat myth comes a cropper

June 27, 2019 | 2 min read
The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research.