2,4-D Label Changes

14 November, 2018

During 2017/18 a significant number of non-target crops were damaged by 2,4-D spray drift. In response to these significant spray drift events, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)has released updated label restrictions for 2,4-D products which came into … Continue reading

Ground Applicator Licence

14 November, 2018

As of 1 July 2018, any person applying pesticides to weeds or soil for a fee will be required to hold a Ground Applicator Licence. The requirements to obtain a licence are: To be 18 years or older Attained competency … Continue reading

Nutrient Removal and Soil Testing (September 2018)

26 September, 2018

Where droughted crops are harvested and yields are low, the removal of major nutrients such as N, P & S will also be low. This presents an opportunity to reduce costs in 2019, by reducing inputs in line with removal … Continue reading

Crop Margins (Firebreaks)

20 April, 2018

Managing crop margins is an ongoing source of frustration for many growers. These areas are prone to erosion, are a source of weeds and are often where herbicide resistance develops. Historically these areas were simply managed with one or two … Continue reading

Deep Soil Nitrogen & Sulphur Testing

6 April, 2017

Levels of soil Nitrogen remaining after the 2016 season will vary significantly, depending on the yield and protein of harvested crops, paddock history, rainfall, plus soil Organic Carbon levels. Nitrogen loss factors such as denitrification, leaching and volatilisation, have also … Continue reading

Group G Herbicide Comparison

6 April, 2017

Group G herbicides when added to knockdown herbicides, generally don’t improve the final weed control results, rather they increase the speed of desiccation. With the exception of Sharpen, Group G products are contact, non-systemic herbicides which can be added to … Continue reading

Choosing Spray Adjuvants

6 April, 2017

Choosing the most suitable adjuvant for each chemical application can be a confusing process, given the vast array of wetters, oils, combinations and other adjuvants available on the market.  Consideration must be given to the type of chemical, the spray … Continue reading

New Crop Herbicide Products

6 April, 2017

A number of new herbicide products have either been released recently, or are expected to be released for the 2017 cropping period. The following products may be useful in specific circumstances, however the cost of new products should be compared … Continue reading

Group J & Group K Herbicide Comparison

6 April, 2017

Herbicide products from Groups J and K are increasingly forming the basis of grass weed control programmes in Wheat and Barley. Boxer Gold and Sakura can be very effective tools for managing ryegrass and other grass weeds. However, at around … Continue reading

New Herbicide Products

23 June, 2016

A number of herbicide products have been released recently for broadleaf weed control in crops. The following products may be useful in specific circumstances. However, when targeting low populations of small broadleaf weeds, there are likely to be more cost … Continue reading