AgMemo - Grains news, December 2018

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A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.

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In this edition...

Growers are urged to monitor green bridge in 2019

Growers need to consider potential disease carryover into the 2019 season if wet conditions are experienced during summer resulting in weed and crop regrowth.

Drones sharpen focus on research data

The use of drone imagery is enhancing grains research in Western Australia, providing unique close-up aerial observations of crop growth and performance to aid field trial evaluations.

Topsoil slotting plates boost yields on sandy soils

Grain growers with compacted sandy soils could achieve yield improvements of more than 35% by using topsoil slotting plates in association with deeper ripping, according to recent research.

Minimising snail contamination at a snail's pace

There are several ways growers can minimise snail contamination in crops by planning to harvest when snails are not active or by baiting or burning after harvest.