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A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is winding up its harvest program, with the aid of a new, high-tech plot harvester.
Taking experimental measurements can be labour intensive and time consuming, in addition the methods chosen must be repeatable (regardless of operator) with small degrees of error.
The term 'residual' applies to a number of herbicides that have a long lasting activity in the soil. These herbicides are often applied directly to the soil prior to planting crops, pre-emergent.
In 2020 the Department is conducting over 300 Grains Research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
Grain growers considering expensive machinery investments to overcome soil compaction have been reminded to consult the Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) Calculator to help make informed decisions.
Grain growers with compacted sandy soils could achieve yield improvements of more than 35 per cent by using topsoil slotting plates in association with deeper ripping, according to recent research.
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.
Tertiary students wanting to make their mark on Western Australia’s grains sector are reminded that applications close soon for research and development post-graduate scholarships.
Grain growers and consultants can find out the latest advances in frost research in cereals and canola agronomy at the upcoming Dale Research Site field day, near Beverley.