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Aphids reduce yields by direct feeding damage which causes flower and pod abortion and occasionally plant death in lupins.
Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) and cereal yellow dwarf virus (CYDV) are found damaging cereal crops worldwide. They infect wheat, barley, oats and grasses and are transmitted by aphids.
Isolated cases of photosensitisation have occurred in sheep grazing both Casbah and Mauro biserrula throughout the wheatbelt.
Sothis is the first cultivar of eastern star clover (Trifolium dasyurum). It germinates very late in the season, up to six weeks after the break.
Bartolo is the first cultivar of bladder clover (Trifolium spumosum) commercially available to world agriculture.
Cadiz, Eliza, Margurita and Erica have different characteristics allowing them to be used in different agricultural systems.
French serradella is an annual pasture legume with three cultivars suited to Mediterranean climatic zones of Australia. Cadiz and Eliza are soft seeded while Margurita and Erica are hard seeded.
Biserrula is a persistent pasture legumes for Mediterranean farming systems. Biserrula has hard seed, a deep root system and a high level of grazing tolerance.
Windmill grass (Chloris truncata) is a native species and is the tenth most common summer weed species in the Western Australian wheatbelt.
‘Risk-aware’ growers can implement strategies to reduce and avoid unnecessary introduction and spread of weeds.