CROPPING

Sorghum growers battle fall armyworm

GROWERS have been warned to watch out for fall armyworm (FAW) as the pests wreak havoc in sorghum crops across Central Queensland, the Western and Darling Downs, and northern New South Wales, in what experts predict could be the most significant impact on sorghum since the pests 2020 arrival into Australia.

Staff Writer
Growers should be on the lookout for fall armyworm, which are causing significant damage to sorghum crops in southern and central Queensland.  Image courtesy GRDC.

Growers should be on the lookout for fall armyworm, which are causing significant damage to sorghum crops in southern and central Queensland. Image courtesy GRDC.

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) principal entomologist, Dr Melina Miles, urged growers to be alert but not alarmed, and take a considered approach to making decisions about the...

Subscribe now

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.

editions

Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

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

editions

Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

editions

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.

editions

Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.