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NSW researchers use DNA to beat weeds

A PORTABLE tool kit, with the power to identify the DNA of invasive weeds when they first appear in the landscape, could help transform weed management.

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 NSW Department of Primary Industries scientists, Drs David Gopurenko, Hanwen Wu and Aisuo Wang have developed a field kit to identify invasive weeds in their early growth stages. Picture courtesy NSW DPI.

NSW Department of Primary Industries scientists, Drs David Gopurenko, Hanwen Wu and Aisuo Wang have developed a field kit to identify invasive weeds in their early growth stages. Picture courtesy NSW DPI.

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) scientists, David Gopurenko, Aisuo Wang and Hanwen Wu, have developed a field kit which uses LAMP technology to identify serrated tussock and Chilean...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Grouper Bins (July 2024)

This month's Research Report from Kondinin Group looks at a range of Australian-made grouper bins which can make a big difference when it comes to input logistics on the farm.

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Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

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Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.