Ag Excellence News and Updates

Adapting crops to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide

October 4, 2012

Australian Grain Free Air CO2 Enrichment (AGFACE) program scientists are studying the responses of field grown crops to elevated carbon dioxide (CO2). The aim of this study is to…

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Spray Application – Factors to Consider

October 2, 2012

Selection of the nozzle is the most critical factor in all spray application. Craig Day from Spray Safe and Save discusses the factors to consider to ensure safe spray…

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Spray Quality and Effect of Adjuvants

October 2, 2012

Spray nozzles have a significant impact on spray quality, but adjuvants also play an important part. Jorg Kitt from Nufarm explains the use of adjuvants to reduce spray drift…

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Near Infrared Weed Detection Technology

October 2, 2012

NIR technology detects weeds so that only weeds are sprayed and not the whole paddock resulting in significant savings. Brendan Williams from WEED it explains the technology at the…

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Herbicide Pathways – An Overview

October 2, 2012

For a herbicide to effectively kill weeds it needs to get inside the plant, it needs to get to the tissue where the herbicide can work, and it needs…

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Herbicide Application Methods – Re-thinking Delta T

October 2, 2012

Delta T is the relationship between temperature and relative humidity that gives a score for deciding the best times to apply sprays on crops. John Both from NuFarm at…

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Spray Technology – the EPARF Members’ Day

October 2, 2012

Each year the Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation (EPARF) host a member’s day to reward those who have committed to the operations of the Minnipa Agricultural Centre. EPARF, through…

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Mice baiting on the Yorke Peninsula – A Farmers Perspective

September 10, 2012

Ben Wundersitz discusses mice baiting strategies in his farming operation on the Yorke Peninsula. Monitoring for mice activity begins in March. It pays to be pro active in controlling…

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Mice Control – A Challenge for Conservation Farming

September 10, 2012

Ben Wundersitz discusses mice control in his farming operation on the Yorke Peninsula. Whilst no till farming and full stubble retention is where cropping systems need to be to…

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Controlling Mice. The Question of Re-sowing.

September 10, 2012

Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in controlling mice on his Lock property. Re-sowing crops is something that farmers are reluctant to do. Control measures should have been implemented well…

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