Insecticide preservation key to strategy

A RESISTANCE management strategy aims to conserve the effectiveness of the limited insecticide options available for controlling redlegged earth mites in grain crops and pastures.
A RESISTANCE management strategy aims to conserve the effectiveness of the limited insecticide options available for controlling redlegged earth mites in grain crops and pastures.
CANOLA growers can rest assured that sowing retained seed from open pollinated (OP) varieties will have no deleterious effect on crop performance.
20 Apr 17 CANOLA growers can rest assured that sowing retained seed from open pollinated (OP) varieties will have no deleterious effect on crop performance.
WUBIN mixed cropping and sheep farmer Boyd Carter was one of first farmers in the northern Wheatbelt region who cranked up his seeding program last week.
19 Apr 17 WUBIN mixed cropping and sheep farmer Boyd Carter was one of first farmers in the northern Wheatbelt region who cranked up his seeding program last week.
GRAIN growers who have taken advantage of summer rainfall and deep ripped paddocks have been warned the method does not necessarily overcome soil water repellence.
18 Apr 17 GRAIN growers who have taken advantage of summer rainfall and deep ripped paddocks have been warned the method does not necessarily overcome soil water repellence.
13 Apr 17 CLAYING paddocks to ameliorate non-wetting soils can be a good strategy.
CLAYING paddocks to ameliorate non-wetting soils can be a good strategy.
13 Apr 17 CLAYING paddocks to ameliorate non-wetting soils can be a good strategy.
BATTLING annual ryegrass is an ever-evolving process for Marchagee farmer Mick Callaghan.
13 Apr 17 BATTLING annual ryegrass is an ever-evolving process for Marchagee farmer Mick Callaghan.
BATTLING annual ryegrass is an ever-evolving process for Marchagee farmer Mick Callaghan.
13 Apr 17 BATTLING annual ryegrass is an ever-evolving process for Marchagee farmer Mick Callaghan.
12 Apr 17 SINCE soil ameliorating really took off about seven years ago, the quest has been to get the “ameliorants” working faster.
SINCE soil ameliorating really took off about seven years ago, the quest has been to get the “ameliorants” working faster.
12 Apr 17 SINCE soil ameliorating really took off about seven years ago, the quest has been to get the “ameliorants” working faster.
NUSEED believes its range of high omega-3 oil canola could be ready for commercial release in Australia as early as next year.
30 Mar 17 NUSEED believes its range of high omega-3 oil canola could be ready for commercial release in Australia as early as next year.
FARMERS and chemical makers will have to think smarter about how to best use existing crop protection chemistry rather than rely on science to repeatedly produce magic bullets to beat resistance issues.
29 Mar 17 FARMERS and chemical makers will have to think smarter about how to best use existing crop protection chemistry rather than rely on science to repeatedly produce magic bullets to beat...
CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
28 Mar 17 CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
CHOOSING the optimal sowing time for wheat according to variety can go a long way in boosting yield potential in frost prone environments.
28 Mar 17 CHOOSING the optimal sowing time for wheat according to variety can go a long way in boosting yield potential in frost prone environments.
WHEAT growers have been advised to review the latest disease rating of their chosen variety due to a heightened disease risk this season from widespread summer rainfall.
23 Mar 17 WHEAT growers have been advised to review the latest disease rating of their chosen variety due to a heightened disease risk this season from widespread summer rainfall.
THERE should be a book written about dryland farming in WA.
As I say to many farmers, every year presents a new jigsaw puzzle.
22 Mar 17 THERE should be a book written about dryland farming in WA. As I say to many farmers, every year presents a new jigsaw puzzle.
GRAIN growers have been warned to be prepared for the risk of a big year for crop pests and diseases.
22 Mar 17 GRAIN growers have been warned to be prepared for the risk of a big year for crop pests and diseases.
WA farmers are poised to establish a record canola planting this year and received timely tips from Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) research officers Martin Harries and Mark Seymour at last week's Autumn Update.
22 Mar 17 WA farmers are poised to establish a record canola planting this year and received timely tips from Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) research officers Martin Harries and Mark...
THE one phrase that is being heard throughout the Wheatbelt this year is
22 Mar 17 THE one phrase that is being heard throughout the Wheatbelt this year is "old is new again".
GRAIN growers with flat country subject to waterlogging and salinity could face potential yield losses this season after widespread summer rainfall.
22 Mar 17 GRAIN growers with flat country subject to waterlogging and salinity could face potential yield losses this season after widespread summer rainfall.
WA gained a budding agricultural leader when Matt Rigby relocated from western Victoria to Kojonup three years ago.
22 Mar 17 WA gained a budding agricultural leader when Matt Rigby relocated from western Victoria to Kojonup three years ago.
SOME signs usually trigger a response, particularly when it comes to looking after silos.
15 Mar 17 SOME signs usually trigger a response, particularly when it comes to looking after silos.
ON-FARM storage (OFS) is becoming increasingly prevalent as a means to extract more value for grain, but farmers are being urged to have a clear idea what they want to gain from an investment in storage.
14 Mar 17 ON-FARM storage (OFS) is becoming increasingly prevalent as a means to extract more value for grain, but farmers are being urged to have a clear idea what they want to gain from an...
A LEADING researcher has said government policy in Denmark was accelerating fungicide resistance as the country had fewer options and higher costs due to taxes on more harmful active ingredients in fungicides.
13 Mar 17 A LEADING researcher has said government policy in Denmark was accelerating fungicide resistance as the country had fewer options and higher costs due to taxes on more harmful active...
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The Minister of Ag can use WA's Gene Technology Act 2006 to manage GM & GM-free crops for market
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Time will judge if they can implement what growers are asking for. Not what a director
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Absolutely agreed. Chinese demand for high-quality protein is increasing, as is demand from
DAIRY farmers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.23 Apr 17 DAIRY farmers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering...
CLIMATE change, whether farmers believe in it or not, will have significant impacts on how farming is conducted by 2050, according to agricultural scientist Professor EWR ‘Snow’ Barlow.22 Apr 17 CLIMATE change, whether farmers believe in it or not, will have significant impacts on how farming is conducted by...