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Lupin seeding rates may need to be higher for pasture crops to achieve the same target density as standard crops, as lupin establishment density where crops were sown into perennial grasses was 8-3
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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.
A clear goal is a good place to start in business improvement and innovation. Well-designed action makes it more likely you will successfully achieve the goal.
In Western Australia, commercial poultry owners must comply with surveillance, reporting and biosecurity requirements in order to reduce the risk of Newcastle disease being introduced to their floc
Revegetating your dream property can be a challenge, so make sure you take the time to plan.
When you have farm animals, unfortunately worms, lice and flies are sure to follow. Insect pest and parasite infestations will make members of your flock unwell and even cost them their lives.
Potato virus Y (PVY) is an aphid-borne virus that causes yield losses and tuber quality defects in commercial potato crops.
Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.
If an emergency animal disease such as foot-and-mouth disease was found in Australia, a national livestock standstill would be implemented immediately.
Leaf spot diseases affecting wheat in Western Australia are septoria nodorum blotch, yellow spot and septoria tritici blotch.
Pets are most likely to be affected by parasitic pests from spring to autumn.
Salmonellosis of sheep is an infectious bacterial disease causing illness and death. It results from proliferation of salmonella bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and other organs.
About 80% of the variation in methane production is explained by feed intake. Reducing the stocking rate of sheep on the farm reduces the pasture consumption and methane production per hectare.
Deep sowing to chase moisture can be critical in some seasons to getting crops established early. Wheat varieties differ in their ability to emerge from depth.
Western Australia has laws to control chemical use on trade animals. These laws protect people, animals and the environment from harm.
Myrtle rust is a serious disease that attacks and kills many plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including eucalypts, bottlebrushes, paperbarks and peppermint trees.
DDLS Seed Testing and Certification is a leading service provider in the field of seed certification.
Which cereal or variety is more profitable to grow on wheat or canola stubble? There were nine trials conducted across the wheatbelt in 2014 addressing this issue.