Weeds that are allowed to germinate with summer crops significantly reduce yields and can set a vast amount of seed. Conversely, crops that get away to a clean start for the first three to six weeks can often maintain most of their yield potential.
Australian farmers exporting overseas will be better off as tariffs are slashed or abolished under the Trans Pacific Partnership and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said.
Super high oleic safflower (SHOS) – the newest crop for the Australian broadacre market – was officially launched by GO Resources at Horsham’s Grains Innovation Park on Wednesday, 19 December 2018.
Australian researchers have embarked on a mission to better understand the role of weeds and volunteer cereals – known as the green bridge – in promoting the survival and spread of the nation’s newest broadacre crop pest, Russian wheat aphid (RWA).
The world-leading genomic research of Australia’s sheep industry is opening new export opportunities for genetics and advisory services in the Falkland Islands.
Early and effective control of summer weeds will be high on the to-do list for growers in Queensland and New South Wales with the start of the summer storm season.