Do coarse nozzles reduce spray efficacy?

Oct. 16, 2022 | 3 min read
Spray droplet size plays a critical role in maximising herbicide contact on the weed surface. Some applicators have been concerned that the move to coarser nozzles to reduce spray drift could reduce the efficacy of non-selective and phenoxy herbicides used for summer weed control.

More convenient summer fallow weed control

Oct. 16, 2022 | 2 min read
A new high load version of a popular summer fallow herbicide with its own in-built surfactant is making the job easier for growers.

Zolvix Plus for summer drenching

Oct. 15, 2022 | 3 min read
This season is shaping up to be a season of high worm burden. It is important that you are recommending the most appropriate drench to your sheep producers.

It’s time to make the 20s’ roar again

Oct. 15, 2022 | 3 min read
The 1920s didn’t get off to the best of starts, writes Rebecca Pickering. Emerging from the devastation of the Great War with the Spanish flu pandemic quick on its heels, Australia faced the enormous task of rebuilding from the ashes.

Novel technology alters the face of 2,4-D

Oct. 15, 2022 | 3 min read
Corteva Agriscience has long recognised the benefits and strengths of 2,4-D herbicide. With its robust broad-spectrum activity on some of the most important hard to kill weeds, it is well justified as a vital tool for fallow management.

Nemo surfactant broadens label

Oct. 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Following its registration for use as an aquatic surfactant in 2020, Nemo Surfactant has expanded its label to now include use in fallow situations, non-crop areas, commercial and industrial areas, rights-of-way, and firebreaks.

Citrus gall wasp update

Oct. 13, 2022 | 2 min read
AgNova is excited to announce Surround WP is now registered by the APVMA as a non-insecticidal product that repels citrus gall wasp (CGW). This is a valuable addition to its well-known use to minimise the impact of sunburn and heat stress on fruit.

Making sense of digital ag

Oct. 13, 2022 | 2 min read
Ask any farmer the name of a weed and the response will be one of many localised names that generations of farmers have given to the same scientific name.

New yellow vine herbicide ideal for sorghum

Oct. 13, 2022 | 3 min read
Sorghum growers now have access to an innovative herbicide proven to control caltrop Tribulus terrestris (yellow vine) as a post emergent option.

Buffalo fly rated costliest pest threat to cattle

Oct. 12, 2022 | 3 min read
A recently published MLA report, Priority list of endemic diseases for the red meat industry — 2022 update by Shephard et al. (2022), has revealed that buffalo fly is now the costliest endemic disease to the Australian cattle industry.

Novel MOA for tough veggie pests

Oct. 12, 2022 | 4 min read
Simodis insecticide (Group 30) from Syngenta with Plinazolin technology marks the next evolution in insecticide technology for protecting plant health.

Combat: the feed barley NVT winner

Oct. 12, 2022 | 2 min read
InterGrain’s Combat, the highest yielding barley variety in Western Australia in the 2021 National Variety Trials, is set to win the feed barley battle, with yields above the benchmark variety, Rosalind.

Weed control in barley mirrors results in wheat

Oct. 11, 2022 | 3 min read
Cropping advisers and agronomists who witnessed excellent grass and broadleaf weed control from early post-emergent (EPE) applications of the recently released herbicide Mateno Complete from Bayer in wheat this season can look forward to seeing similar in barley crops from next year.

New Zotel Lice

Oct. 11, 2022 | 2 min read
Troy Animal Healthcare (Troy) is pleased to announce the launch of Zotel Lice, a 20 g/L spinosad pour-on lousicide for sheep.

Independence with national support

Oct. 10, 2022 | 4 min read
Independence with the support and buying power of a national network is the best of both worlds for Nutrien Independents, writes Rod Foran.