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The approach of summer has prompted a reminder to landholders across the grainbelt to check their properties for skeleton weed.
There are many aspects to consider when seeding grain crops at the break of the season.
The field establishment of grain crops is the percentage of the sown seed that goes on to produce established plants. At sowing, management and environment are the key issues.
This series of video tutorials has been produced to provide advice about the best ways to monitor and sample crops to diagnose and overcome constraints to crop production.
Information is provided here to assist management of diseases and viruses that occur in broadacre crops grown in Western Australia - cereals (wheat, barley, oats and triticale), pulses (field pea,
Russian wheat aphid is a major pest of wheat, barley and some grasses (Poaceae), which can cause significant yield losses.
Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.
Loose smut control is necessary to preserve grain yield as affected plants do not produce grain.
Biomass production was greater and distribution of green feed over time wider for the pasture-crop compared to crop only or permanent pasture systems.
Establishing perennial pastures with precision guidance technology provides the opportunity to sow annual crops between perennial rows with tined seeders in future years.