What's new in crop protection for 1997

Chemical manufacturers are responding to grower needs to reduce drum disposal problems.

Agronomy

01 MAR 1997

Varieties offer wide choice of new season

The introduction of canola into crop rotations has had a major impact on disease and yields over the

Agronomy

01 MAR 1997

Fertiliser applied fungicide improves control options

An innovative approach to disease control has the potential to change the way farmers manage blackleg

Agronomy

01 FEB 1997

Hebicide resitance continues to escalate

Researchers and advisers predict herbicide resistance wil have a dramatic and increasing impact on farming.

Agronomy

01 FEB 1997

Stubble key to successful lupin crops

Maintaining an even wheat stubble cover is an integral part of growing a successful lupin crop.

Agronomy

01 FEB 1997

Aeration minimises moisture problems

Properly maintained silos offer the greatest chance of protecting the thousands of dollars Australian

Agronomy

01 FEB 1997

Aerial spray drift under the spotlight

The aerial application of pesticides in vital to many cropping systems in Australia but its use has fallen

Agronomy

01 FEB 1997

Acid tolerant crops on the way

Scientists at CSIRO are using gene technology to breed a range of new crop varieties for improved production

Agronomy

01 FEB 1997

Taller crops reduce cockatoo damage

Crop damage caused by cockatoos and galahs can be reduced by planting taller, more even and later maturing

Agronomy

01 JAN 1997

Red wheats show potential for high rainfall areas

Graziers looking for alernative enterprises to lift farm returns will find plenty to interest them in

Agronomy

01 JAN 1997

Lurcerne proves its worth in dry areas

The introduction of lucerne on Garry Hansen's farm at Coomandook, South Australia, has proven a major

Agronomy

01 JAN 1997

Summer spraying stamps out goosefoot

Spraying what appears to be a small and harmless weed over the summer with herbicides could significantly

Agronomy

01 NOV 1996

Conserving organic carbon and nitrogen levels

A long-term trial has found direct drilling and stubble retention farming pactices are more able to maintain

Agronomy

01 NOV 1996

Handling techniques reduce ryegrass seed banks

Weed seed handling techniques can significantly reduce resisant annual ryegrass seed banks.

Agronomy

01 NOV 1996

Fallow planning influences future profits

The profitability of furture crops can be influenced by introducing well managed summer fallow programmes:

Agronomy

01 NOV 1996

Cameras reveal multiple problems from above

Video cameras fitted to aeroplanes are being used by a group of Victorian farmers to gain a better picture

Agronomy

01 OCT 1996