General Comments – Newsletter April 2015

16 April, 2015

For those who believe in the theory that “you only get one spring in a year”, the dry late summer/early autumn bodes well for better weather conditions later this year. The rainfall received during April to date is very welcome … Continue reading


Feeding Livestock

16 April, 2015

Many sheep producers have begun feeding ewes during the last month, as pasture feed has declined in quantity and quality. As stubble paddocks are burnt or sown and stock move onto pasture paddocks, the level of supplementary feeding may increase … 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


Grain Market Update – Canola (April 2015)

16 April, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2015 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered port. The graph shows that the ICE Canola futures price has remained stable for the period. However since Mid March the basis … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (April 2015)

16 April, 2015

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. During early 2015, the indicator price has strengthened and is now above the highest prices achieved during 2014. At these … Continue reading