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Control methods for calotropis (Calotropis procera) a pest in Western Australia.
‘Grow your own and rediscover the flavour’ is the theme for this year’s Balingup Small Farm Field Day and the Department of Agriculture and Food display will have plenty of information on just that
The concept of Permaculture (short for permanent agriculture) was developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1974 and has since found recognition and applications worldwide.
Poor grain quality can impact on germination rates and market quality. It can be caused by harvest, storage and the weather or environment.
The largest expenditure item for most Western Australian grain growers is not chemical, not fertiliser – it is export supply chain costs.
Depth of sowing will influence crop establishment, the vigour of the seedling crop and in turn final crop yield.
Counting seedling numbers provides a relatively accurate means of determining how well the crop has established.
Weeds sprayed with a sub-lethal dose of a phenoxy, hormone-type herbicide appear to become more palatable to stock.
Sheep producers can improve returns by pregnancy scanning for multiple births and managing their flock accordingly.
Zinc deficiency has become more common in young barley plants emerging in drying soil but this deficiency is usually transitory and disappears when rainfall re-wets the topsoil.