Using the double knock effectively

AS breaking rains begin to fall across southern Australia’s cropping regions many growers would be considering a pre-sowing ‘double knock’ treatment for annual ryegrass.
AS breaking rains begin to fall across southern Australia’s cropping regions many growers would be considering a pre-sowing ‘double knock’ treatment for annual ryegrass.
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MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts. FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts.
GRAIN stocks information is one of the overlooked factors in the port regulation argument, says grains industry veteran Ron Storey.
25 Apr 15  2 GRAIN stocks information is one of the overlooked factors in the port regulation argument, says grains industry veteran Ron Storey. | ACCC looks at Viterra's port push  | VFF opposes southern port... 
AUSTRALIAN feed grain producers are enjoying a stunning run of prices, generated almost exclusively by Chinese demand.
24 Apr 15  3 AUSTRALIAN feed grain producers are enjoying a stunning run of prices, generated almost exclusively by Chinese demand. | Permit woes for sorghum exports 
CONTRACTS for long-term agreement (LTA) port access between CBH and WA's grain exporters are in final stages of negotiation, with 2015-16 to be the first time this option will be available.
24 Apr 15 CONTRACTS for long-term agreement (LTA) port access between CBH and WA's grain exporters are in final stages of negotiation, with 2015-16 to be the first time this option will be available.
MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
23 Apr 15 MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. | ENSO tracker on El Niño alert  | More pain in drought's fourth year 
THE Australian Sugar Industry Alliance has sent in two high profile Australian sugar industry representatives, Warren Males and Dominic Nolan, to critical trade talks in the United States this week.
23 Apr 15 THE Australian Sugar Industry Alliance has sent in two high profile Australian sugar industry representatives, Warren Males and Dominic Nolan, to critical trade talks in the United...
CHEMICAL and fertiliser demand has peaked in WA as
23 Apr 15 CHEMICAL and fertiliser demand has peaked in WA as "the perfect storm" of conditions have injected growers with confidence for the coming season.
MULTI-PERIL crop insurance business Latevo has announced a new underwriting deal with specialist insurance business Assetinsure.
21 Apr 15 MULTI-PERIL crop insurance business Latevo has announced a new underwriting deal with specialist insurance business Assetinsure. | Crop swap opens new markets  | Latevo's mystery MPCI partner 
A NEW parent company and a new home base are proving successful for the 40-year-old seeding and tillage equipment maker Agrowplow.
21 Apr 15  1 A NEW parent company and a new home base are proving successful for the 40-year-old seeding and tillage equipment maker Agrowplow. | Kidman still driving big beef  | Drought stimulus: 'no easy answers' 
SUGARCANE growers across Queensland received some good news from the new government in Queensland late last week.
20 Apr 15  1 SUGARCANE growers across Queensland received some good news from the new government in Queensland late last week.
A DINNER conversation with her parents was all it took to inspire Mitchell Park teenager Kaviya Kalyanasundaram to invent a remote sensor that can alert farmers to the water needs of plants.
19 Apr 15 A DINNER conversation with her parents was all it took to inspire Mitchell Park teenager Kaviya Kalyanasundaram to invent a remote sensor that can alert farmers to the water needs of... | Solar-driven tomato farm...  | Olsson’s Salt spreads gourmet...  | GALLERY: Water woes at Menindee Lakes
DURUM Breeding Australia's southern node leader Jason Able says the organisation is building strong international linkages with other research and marketing bodies.
19 Apr 15 DURUM Breeding Australia's southern node leader Jason Able says the organisation is building strong international linkages with other research and marketing bodies.  | Riverton cropper named Durum...  | Positive market signals  | GALLERY: Durum growers discuss hot topics
WITH widespread rain wanted in many districts, farmers are still preparing for an autumn break to sow oats or dual-purpose crops like Wedgetail wheat or canola.
19 Apr 15 WITH widespread rain wanted in many districts, farmers are still preparing for an autumn break to sow oats or dual-purpose crops like Wedgetail wheat or canola.
WITH farmers getting desperate about their herbicide options for broadleaf weeds, a new post-emergent product is a welcome addition.
19 Apr 15 WITH farmers getting desperate about their herbicide options for broadleaf weeds, a new post-emergent product is a welcome addition. | Crops on chemical watch  | Glypho cancer claims a wake-up call 
NEW durum release DBA Aurora has proved a good-quality package with its strong performance in last season's National Variety Trials.
18 Apr 15 NEW durum release DBA Aurora has proved a good-quality package with its strong performance in last season's National Variety Trials.  | Riverton cropper named Durum...  | Positive market signals  | GALLERY: Durum growers discuss hot topics
SORGHUM exporters are being faced with a new framework to export Australian product to China due to demand from another market.
17 Apr 15 SORGHUM exporters are being faced with a new framework to export Australian product to China due to demand from another market.
THE SEASONAL contrast in Victoria could not be more pronounced.
16 Apr 15 THE SEASONAL contrast in Victoria could not be more pronounced.
FIRE ants are marching towards southeast Queensland's $230m Lockyer Valley food bowl for the very first time.
16 Apr 15  10 FIRE ants are marching towards southeast Queensland's $230m Lockyer Valley food bowl for the very first time.
THE record heat in February and March, a plague of locusts and a lack of rain could have spelt disaster for many sorghum growers in central Queensland, but not for the Armstrongs.
16 Apr 15 THE record heat in February and March, a plague of locusts and a lack of rain could have spelt disaster for many sorghum growers in central Queensland, but not for the Armstrongs.
ONE of the earliest seasonal breaks on record has triggered a flurry of spraying and seeding action throughout the Wheatbelt.
16 Apr 15 ONE of the earliest seasonal breaks on record has triggered a flurry of spraying and seeding action throughout the Wheatbelt.
THE ACCC is on the brink of granting port exemptions for Emerald’s Melbourne terminal and GrainCorp’s Geelong terminal under the wheat code.
15 Apr 15  2 THE ACCC is on the brink of granting port exemptions for Emerald’s Melbourne terminal and GrainCorp’s Geelong terminal under the wheat code. | ACCC weighs in on ports rents row  | ACCC looks at Viterra's port push 
WHEAT growers throughout the lower rainfall areas of South Australia and Victoria now have access to a new AH quality, fast maturing Clearfield-tolerant variety, with the release of Hatchet CL Plus.
14 Apr 15 WHEAT growers throughout the lower rainfall areas of South Australia and Victoria now have access to a new AH quality, fast maturing Clearfield-tolerant variety, with the release of... | Snail researchers seek feedback  | Mouse census underway 
GROWERS of wheat are being encouraged to test their paddocks for the soil-borne disease crown rot before embarking on this year’s sowing programs.
14 Apr 15 GROWERS of wheat are being encouraged to test their paddocks for the soil-borne disease crown rot before embarking on this year’s sowing programs. | GPSA concerns over Viterra port...  | Emerald acquires all of SQP Grain 
THE nation’s first-ever mouse census is being conducted this week.
13 Apr 15  2 THE nation’s first-ever mouse census is being conducted this week.  | Pest control preparations underway  | Mice numbers on the march 
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Congratulations to both Carbon Link for surviving for so long and to Dr Terry McCosker in
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And on top of that, Bim Joyd, not to many of them in these 'climate' organisations have too much
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What happened, Shorty, was that there was a global effort to upgrade and correct computer
AFTER years in the making, the Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) has officially become an operational incorporated body.25 Apr 15 AFTER years in the making, the Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) has officially become an operational...
DESPITE environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) covering a large part of the State’s most valuable agricultural land, the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) has only issued seven warnings for clearing them in the past 10 years, most of them in Perth metropolitan area.24 Apr 15 DESPITE environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) covering a large part of the State’s most valuable agricultural land,...