Author: Dr Sue Knights27 results found:
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 18 Dec 2020
With herbicide-resistant weeds a continuing challenge, changes in weed spectrums, off-farm grain cleaning is an important tool in the IWM toolkit. This has been demonstrated by increased uptake of off-farm cleaning by Western Australian growers in surveys taken over a seven-year interval.
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 14 Nov 2020
Growing understanding of biological constraints is driving a rethink on matching crop sequences, that include pulses, to production systems and environments for the medium-rainfall zone of the Western Australia.
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 02 Nov 2020
Corrigin, Western Australia, grower Gavin Hooper is searching for a high-value legume that suits his low-rainfall cropping environment. Hooper and his family have been involved in several GRDC projects and other industry trials aiming to identify pulses adapted for their environment.
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 19 Oct 2020
A grain protectant, inspired by an insecticidal molecule found in Australian native flora, is soon to become part of the integrated pest management toolbox. Its low toxicity and new mode of action may provide growers with increased flexibility and profitability from being better able to optimise grain sales.
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 17 Oct 2020
An industry stocktake has determined that lack of knowledge and growers’ attitudes to risk might be impeding their involvement in pest management decisions and their adoption of new and novel integrated pest management approaches. Provision of pest knowledge and grower and adviser support, together with sustained RD&E, is critical to drive this change.
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 13 Oct 2020
The first year’s results from a landmark collaborative project across the Australian rural industries have shown high levels of community trust in grain growers. Areas of community uncertainty were also identified that provide opportunities for rural industries to further strengthen community trust to ensure the industry’s sustainability.
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 12 Jul 2020
Digital image technology set to bring improved accuracy and efficiency to pulse quality evaluation
Author: Dr Sue Knights, 04 Jul 2020
Future opportunities for Australian pulse growers in Pulse Australia Ltd. road map.
Author: Sue Knights, 20 Dec 2019
Crop yield benefits and longevity are key factors in the economics of subsoil manuring.
Author: Sue Knights, 10 Dec 2019
Microbiology is applied to unravel the role of fungi and bacteria in soil aggregates.