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Growers have eroded their ryegrass seedbanks by 99.3% from an average of 183 ryegrass/m2 in 2001 to 1.29 ryegrass/m2 in 2018 across the 27 focus paddocks.
Options for control of winter broad leaved weeds, in pastures, is a common inquiry. A fairly reliable method is spray grazing.
Yield of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 59% of the unsprayed control.
Lanza is a herbaceous drought tolerant perennial pasture legume that is ideal for Mediterranean environments.
Snails cause damage to citrus orchards by feeding on fruit and leaves. Snail management is a multi-step process that involves both cultural and chemical control.
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.
A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.
Most unplanned fires have a drastic effect on a pasture. Fire changes the plant composition and reduces growth and carrying capacity in the following season.
Agistment is an option for removing livestock from a property, for a number of reasons – after a fire, when paddock feed is inadequate, to spell pastures, or to finish livestock for sale on better
Managing farm biosecurity following a fire, flood or dry season is a balance of caring for livestock and paddocks while limiting the introduction of new pests, diseases or weeds onto the property.