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Traditionally ANZAC day marked the date on which growers in Western Australia would start dry seeding.
Much of the Western Australia's wheatbelt has experienced a very dry 2018–2019 summer leaving very little stored moisture at present (DPIRD, May seasonal report 2019). Yield potential varies signif
A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.
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.
This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).
Lupins should be harvested as soon as they are mature to minimise significant yield loss.
40% lower germination was measured from seed of plants exposed to wetting and drying at maturity.
An opportunistic weed time of removal trial was implemented in Jerramungup following 66mm in February 2017.