Maximising crop success

May 15, 2024 | 2 min read
In the world of agriculture, every advantage counts. Maximising crop yield and uniformity while conserving resources and promoting sustainability is the holy grail for farmers worldwide.

Avoiding seed damage at planting

May 11, 2024 | 3 min read
Better than expected summer rain across key winter crop growing areas has set up a favourable window for 2024 winter crop planting.

Project to optimise nutrition for WA pulse crops

April 15, 2024 | 2 min read
Graingrowers will have access to new fertiliser guidelines to support the successful integration of newly adapted pulse crops into their farming systems through a research project, underway in Western Australia.

Protect canola with Exirel insecticide

July 10, 2023 | 3 min read
The recent registration of Exirel insecticide to control pests in canola will help growers maximise yields with a proven, effective product against key pests such as diamondback moth and native budworm.

2023 winter crop weed control advice

July 9, 2023 | 2 min read
Farmers can get the latest information on effective weed control, to ensure successful and profitable winter crop production, in the free ‘2023 Weed Control in Winter Crops management guide’ published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

Use green urea to minimise volatilisation

May 14, 2023 | 3 min read
In most southern growing areas, summer rainfall has been more variable than the previous three years, soil moisture levels remain good and the 2023 winter crop season is shaping up well.

Setting up winter crops for success

April 30, 2023 | 2 min read
The latest edition of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) ‘Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide’ is now available for growers to use when making their key management decisions for the 2023 season.

Powerful tank mix for broadleaf weed control

April 28, 2023 | 3 min read
Herbicide tank mixes designed to boost control of treatments against weeds are becoming a stronger option for many growers to help manage difficult populations.

Herbicide trials reveal solution for resistance

April 27, 2023 | 5 min read
The arrival last season of a new cereal pre-emergence and early post-emergence (EPE) herbicide offers growers a potential step-change in their early season weed control, as confirmed by independent trials last year.

Soft finish brings risk of crown rot

Nov. 10, 2022 | 2 min read
A softer finish to this year’s winter crop could mask issues with crown rot across the Australian wheatbelt.

Ascochyta blight discovery to improve variety choices for lentil growers

Oct. 31, 2022 | 4 min read
Australian researchers have discovered a gene in the fungal pathogen causing ascochyta blight that triggers disease resistance in lentils, helping researchers to advise growers on lentil varieties with strong genetic resistance.

World first CoAXium barley seed

Oct. 6, 2022 | 2 min read
Titan AX will be the first barley variety to be released by Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) as part of the CoAXium Barley Production System, offering tolerance to Aggressor (a Group 1, Quizalofop-P-Ethyl) herbicide.

Insecticide great news for macadamias

Sept. 9, 2022 | 2 min read
Macadamia growers are increasingly recognising the versatility of Trivor insecticide for protecting their crops against a range of key pests.

How to beat barley grass in two years

Aug. 18, 2022 | 4 min read
Barley grass often slips under the radar and pales in significance to annual ryegrass. But it is ranked in the top ten weeds in Australian grain crops and considered the seventh most costly weed to control for growers in the Victorian Mallee and Mid-North, Lower Yorke and Eyre Peninsula of South Australia.

Growers urged to test redlegged earth mite for resistance

July 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Grain growers and farm advisers are being asked whether they have noticed a chemical control failure or suspect insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites (RLEM).