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Western Australian grains research field trials have received a boost with the acquisition of five new mobile irrigators by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Powdery mildew has become more prevalent in WA wheat crops over the past few years, particularly late in seasons.
Scholarship recipient Leon Hodgson recently embarked on his four year postgraduate research studies to assist barley growers to better manage the risk of fungicide resistance.
Lupins should be harvested as soon as they are mature to minimise significant yield loss.
Western Australian grain growers are set to reap the rewards of a significant investment in new soil nutrition research that will boost crop production and reduce fertiliser costs.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will contribute to conferences on soil health by highlighting research undertaken on a range of practices to overcome soil constraints
Yield was highest from earlier sown plants; mid-May sown plants yielded only 18% of those sown in mid-April.
The second ebook in the locally produced Soil Quality series has been published online.
Milling oats could offer growers an alternative cereal crop to grow in paddocks that are susceptible to the widespread fungal disease, fusarium crown rot.
Research in the eastern Grainbelt has opened the door to more flexible options for cropping scenarios that demand continuous wheat sequences – provided paddock constraints are managed diligently.