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A glimpse into the 2014 season will be revealed at the Dalwallinu Regional Crop Update tomorrow (5 March).
Previous widespread use of superphosphate (which contains 10% sulphur) means sulphur deficiency is rare in Western Australia cereal crops.
Poor seed soil contact describes situations where air around the sown seed prevents it from absorbing moisture from the soil. This is most often a problem in marginally wet seed beds.
Root damage from contact with drilled fertiliser can delay or reduce germination and reduce plant growth.
Control methods for candle bush (Senna alata) a declared pest in Western Australia.
Chickpea are a suitable break crop for heavier soils with pH above 5.5 in Calcium Chloride. For trouble free chickpea growing ensure you select a current variety with tolerance to ascochyta, have a
The Department of Agriculture and Food’s monthly growing season outlook has forecast improved rainfall prospects for the wheatbelt over the next three months.
Early drought may affect germination and early growth. Water stressed seedlings are more severely affected by other constraints and frequently have induced nutrient deficiencies.
There is opportunity to expand fresh, crisp and seed potato production through increased winter cropping in the Mid West between Lancelin and Dongara. Such expansion will create opportunities for i
Control methods for variegated thistle (Silybum marianum) a declared pest in Western Australia.