Mycoherbicides find a place fighting weeds

Fungi, bacteria and other micro-organisms are the cause of many plant diseases but researchers have turned

Agronomy

01 JUL 1998

Lift plant productivity with timely scouting

Taking action early with insect pests can have major benefits for yields and crop quality.

Agronomy

01 JUL 1998

Analysis raises major questions for growers

Tissue testing is a key way of making savings in time, money and fertiliser, especially with new methods

Agronomy

01 JUL 1998

How to prevent wheat crops feeling the pinch

Careful nitrogen budgeting, disease control and new wheat varieties are the keys to reducing the incidence

Agronomy

01 JUL 1998

Time is right for effective cereal treatment

Cereal growers, especially those in areas which have received extensive rain, are urged to take action

Agronomy

01 JUL 1998

Genes make peas weevil-resistant

Researchers at CSIRO have produced genetically modified peas almost 100 per cent resistant to weevils,

Agronomy

01 JUL 1998

Tips to help clean contaminated clothing

While much has been written about safely handling and disposing of farm chemicals, one issue which ahs

Agronomy

01 JUN 1998

Delayed spraying proves effective

Research has shown there is little advantage in applying herbicides at pre-tillering, compared to mid-tillering,

Agronomy

01 JUN 1998

Taking the stress out of herbicide application

Stress comes in many forms and winter crops are not immune as it can reduce their ability to cope with

Agronomy

01 JUN 1998

Selective spraying controls weeds

The highly competitive nature of wild oats coupled with its ability to mimic crops, staggered germination

Agronomy

01 JUN 1998

Virus has heliothis grubs on the run

Sorghum growers plagued by heliothis can now protect their crops with a naturally-occuring virus which

Agronomy

01 MAY 1998

Easy methods to reduce chemical losses

Spray drift is unavoidable part of many spraying opertions but precautions such as working in favrourable

Agronomy

01 MAY 1998

Whats new in crop protection for 1998

the battle against weeds has seen the release of a variety of crop protection measures for 1998, especially

Agronomy

01 MAY 1998

Unravelling the mystery of nitrogen recycling

Finding a way to boost the efficiency of nitrogen use in legume-based rotations is seen as an answer

Agronomy

01 MAY 1998

Nitrogen form and wtaer influence yields

Farmers can improve cereal crop returns by developing nitrogen application practices which take advantage

Agronomy

01 MAY 1998

Improved response in spraying by the stars

Leaving the sprayer in the shed until the evening could be an answer to better weed control and lower

Agronomy

01 MAY 1998

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