Applying Phosphorus to Pastures (2012)

24 January, 2012

Prolonged drought has resulted in a marked reduction in the amount of Phosphorus (P) applied to pastures.  The reduction has been driven by two factors: Cost Cutting.  During drought years P applications were cut to reduce expenditure. Decreased Production.  At … Continue reading


Wheat Variety Notes – January 2012

6 January, 2012

The following wheat variety notes provide some information on variety options for 2012. The information will be updated once NVT and other trial results are available from the 2011 season. The notes below do not contain all the varieties available … Continue reading


Barley Variety Notes – January 2012

6 January, 2012

The following barley variety notes provide some information on variety options for 2012. The information will be updated once NVT and other trial results are available from the 2011 season. The notes below do not contain all the varieties available … Continue reading


Fleabane Control Demonstration Lockhart NSW – November 2011

6 January, 2012

Take Home Messages Aim to treat young Fleabane plants prior to tap root development. If unsure of the age of plants, dig them up and inspect the root system. Aim to treat plants when actively growing and free from stress. … Continue reading


Controlling Fleabane in Stubbles and Fallows

Flaxleaf Fleabane
16 December, 2011

Flaxleaf Fleabane (Conyza spp.) was a problem weed last summer and given the large amount of seed that was produced, it is likely that Fleabane will be a major factor in fallow weed management decisions again. Following are some considerations … Continue reading


General Grain Marketing Information (Dec 2011)

14 December, 2011

Wheat Pools For many growers wheat pools are an important part of their marketing strategy.  Wheat pools allow income to be spread over two financial years, while allowing the final price to be averaged over a 12 to 18 month … Continue reading


Spraying Crop Borders

14 December, 2011

Weed “rings” which often occur around the border of crop paddocks can lead to weeds moving further in, resulting in an increased need for spraying and most likely increasing the population of herbicide resistant weeds in the paddock. Annual Ryegrass … Continue reading