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Is biological control of flaxleaf fleabane practical?

Biocontrol can potentially reduce the amount of flaxleaf fleabane seed produced and available to infest adjacent cropping areas. Read More...
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What’s the best PWM set-up for summer spraying?

Andrew Freeth says getting a PWM sprayer set-up right is essential to avoid poor application results, including underdosing. Read More...
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What are the economic benefits of diverse rotations?

Crop choice and rotation planning are very powerful weed control tactics, central to a biologically-robust and sustainable farming system. Read More...
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Can I take an integrated approach to summer fallow management?

The Big 6 still applies in the fallow phase to ensure you are building plenty of diversity into your weed management program. Read More...
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Can annual ryegrass be beaten in the Northern region?

Scout paddocks and farm borders for incursions of annual ryegrass and be aware of biosecurity hazards like contract machinery and hay. Read More...
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Does ambient temperature affect herbicide performance?

Applying herbicides outside the optimal temperature range is likely to contribute to a spray failure, even in susceptible populations. Read More...
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What is the value of fixed nitrogen for suppressing weeds?

Competition in crops after pulses is a major weed management benefit, and the direct weed control options in pulses have also improved. Read More...
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How can I best tackle sterile oat in Northern region wheat crops?

Control all emerged sterile oat seedlings over two years and prevent seed bank recruitment to eliminate this competitive weed. Read More...
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How can I make the most of spring planning sessions?

Spring planning sessions are vitally important for growers and agronomists to keep ahead of weeds and herbicide resistance. Read More...
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How can nozzle choice contribute to herbicide resistance?

Once any other products are added to the water in a tank mix, the resulting spray quality from the nozzles can change dramatically. Read More...
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How does a local weather data network help growers make spray decisions?

New weather station networks provide growers with real-time, local inversion data to help them avoid spray drift conditions. Read More...
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Are we gaining ground against herbicide resistant weeds?

Random weed surveys show an upward trajectory in the percentage of samples with resistance to a suite of common herbicides. Read More...
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How can I strengthen the pulse phase to combat weeds?

Many herbicide-tolerant pulse varieties are very specific in their tolerance to different active ingredients, even from the same mode of action group. Read More...
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How can I use the WeedSmart Big 6 to keep old chemistry working?

Any herbicide program that relies heavily on one or two herbicide modes of action for a target weed is bound to fail eventually. Read More...
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How does crop competition support other weed control tactics?

Crop competition is a quiet achiever in weed control that also has a synergistic effect when applied with other tactics. Read More...