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Group B herbicide resistance is an emerging issue for barley and brome grass across the WA grainbelt. The first survey to assess the frequency of herbicide resistance in these weed species in WA’s grain producing areas was conducted by the GRDC-supported Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) in 2010, with samples screened [...]Read more >>
Key Points Strategic tillage and moisture conservation remain a balancing act for no-till farmers. Strategic tillage may offer benefits in controlling resistant or hard-to-control weeds. Single tillage events can reduce moisture but may boost yields and profitability in the presence of a high weed burden. Future trial work is scheduled to [...]Read more >>
The five grains of summer – maize, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and mungbeans – will again be the focus of the Australian Summer Grains Conference (ASGC) when the 2013 event takes place from 17-19 June. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is helping connect growers and scientists with the latest [...]Read more >>
Farmers and those involved in agribusiness in the western part of the Kwinana port zone have the opportunity to help plan grains research, development and extension activities to benefit the local region. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Kwinana West Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) is seeking additional representatives to [...]Read more >>
As weed seed management gains traction as a key strategy for managing herbicide resistance, northern region grain advisers have a new tool for assessing the extent of the challenge. The Weed Seed Wizard was developed in WA and is being brought to Queensland and NSW with support from the Grains Research [...]Read more >>