Are Hard Seeded Annual Legumes a Better Pasture Option than Lucerne?

25 June, 2015

Hard seeded annual legume species such as Biserrula, Bladder Clover, Gland Clover and Medics offer advantages over Lucerne based pastures, particularly in areas with low and variable rainfall. The most significant advantage of the hard seeded annual legume system is … Continue reading


Grazing Management of Phalaris Pastures

25 June, 2015

Rotational grazing of Phalaris will improve the productivity and persistence of the pasture by allowing the plants to fully utilise their natural replenishment and dormancy mechanisms. Phalaris is a deep rooted winter active perennial grass that has greater rooting depth … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Wheat (June 2015)

25 June, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in Chicago (CBOT) December 2015 Wheat Futures price and the 2015/16 APW Multigrade price delivered port. Although the basis has remained relatively constant, prices dipped during May and more recently have peaked for the … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (June 2015)

25 June, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2015 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered port. Having been relatively stable during the first part of this year, canola prices have strengthened significantly of late.  Whilst the basis … Continue reading


Tank Mixing Glyphosate & Trifluralin

16 April, 2015

In Southern NSW there is a rapidly increasing level of Glyphosate resistance, but there is still a relatively low level of resistance to Trifluralin. Glyphosate and Trifluralin are sometimes mixed to save time during sowing, but this results in a … Continue reading


Managing Glyphosate Resistance

16 April, 2015

Glyphosate resistance is becoming increasingly common in southern NSW. It generally begins on fence lines and then spreads into the paddock during the harvest process. Managing Glyphosate resistance requires the use of multiple techniques, such as alternative knockdown herbicides from … Continue reading


Fenceline Weed Control

16 April, 2015

Adama (previously Farmoz), have released Uragan (800g/kg Bromacil), a pre-emergent soil residual herbicide that can be used for extended control of both grass and broadleaf weeds along fencelines and other non-crop areas. Uragan is compatible with Glyphosate and Paraquat. Uragan … Continue reading


Rustler Compatability

16 April, 2015

Rustler herbicide (500g/L Propyzamide) is now registered for use in Canola.  The application rate is 1.0L/ha incorporated by sowing (IBS). Prior to using Rustler, it is important to be aware of the compatibility issues that could arise when tank mixing … Continue reading


Managing Nitrogen Inputs

16 April, 2015

Rural Management Strategies conducted a GRDC  funded project during 2013 and 2014 to demonstrate the use of Yield Prophet, plant available water capacity (PAWC) mapping, plus variable rate application technology to improve Nitrogen decision making in wheat and canola. Topdressing … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Wheat (April 2015)

16 April, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in Chicago (CBOT) December 2015 Wheat Futures price and the 2015/16 APW Multigrade price delivered port. For the year to date, both the futures and domestic prices have remained stable. Relative to long term historical … Continue reading