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  • Smart thinking needed to mop up annual ryegrass blowouts
    Weeds, 13 Apr 2023
    Smart thinking needed to mop up annual ryegrass blowouts

    A weeds management specialist says focused attention on a diverse array of weeds management tactics over multiple years is critical for reducing the annual ryegrass population in crops

  • How does soil amelioration affect weed management?
    Weeds, 30 Mar 2023
    How does soil amelioration affect weed management?

    Strategic deep tillage through deep ripping, deep soil mixing and soil inversion has brought productivity gains to Western Australian farming systems but may necessitate a change in weed management and herbicide use. A team of researchers from DPIRD is working on solutions.

  • Area-wide management the right fix in landscapes with mixed uses
    Weeds, 23 Mar 2023
    Area-wide management the right fix in landscapes with mixed uses

    Grain grown alongside other agricultural production systems – such as irrigated cotton and horticulture – presents new challenges for managing mobile weeds

  • Collaborations – key for oat weed management tools
    Weeds, 25 Jan 2023
    Collaborations – key for oat weed management tools

    Oat production in Australia has been constrained partly due to the lack of weed management tools. This is because oats have been considered a minor crop, by many of the chemical registrants due to the relatively small area of production. Making the registration of crop protection chemicals for pest, disease and weed control more challenging. But collaboration amongst agencies is providing much needed impetus and the situation is improving with the release of imidazoline-tolerant oats and the registration of Nufarm TriflurX® and, potentially, prosulfurocarb.

  • Mixing and batching chemicals – a key to spray efficiency
    Weeds, 24 Nov 2022
    Mixing and batching chemicals – a key to spray efficiency

    A new GRDC guidebook for mixing and batching ag chemicals will be a useful technical and troubleshooting resource for growers.

  • Smarter glyphosate use improves its effectiveness
    Weeds, 21 Nov 2022
    Smarter glyphosate use improves its effectiveness

    A weed management specialist says now is the time to revise your summer and autumn glyphosate strategy.

  • Mills turn weed seeds into dust
    Weeds, 01 Nov 2022
    Mills turn weed seeds into dust

    Mechanical weed seed destruction is helping to drive down the weed seed population on a family farm near Culcairn, New South Wales.

  •  Wild radish seed targeted for destruction
    Weeds, 01 Sep 2022
    Wild radish seed targeted for destruction

    Growers are planning their weed management activity to control one of the most problematic and competitive broadleaf weeds – wild radish – and its seed is on the hit list.

  • NSW farmers research-ready to tackle feathertop Rhodes grass
    Weeds, 09 Aug 2022
    NSW farmers research-ready to tackle feathertop Rhodes grass

    New research results tailored to meet the needs of southern NSW landholders managing the invasive weed, feathertop Rhodes grass, will be showcased in a series of free workshops during September.

  • Lasers and electricity show weed zapping potential
    Weeds, 26 Jul 2022
    Lasers and electricity show weed zapping potential

    Researchers at the University of Sydney are exploring two new tools that could be developed to control weeds in crops

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