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The Centre for Crop and Disease Management

Diseases affecting our food crops will continue to mutate, and present changing challenges. The Centre for Crop and Disease Management is helping farmers meet these challenges, and become more profitable...

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Options after Frost

Practical advice on management options for cereal growers following a frost event. Agronomist Andrew Parkinson from South Australia’s lower mid north was a member of the Frost panel at GRDC’s...

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How to check for blackleg in canola

You only get one chance each year to check for evidence that your canola is losing its resistance to blackleg. Don’t let windrowing/harvest pass without checking. Not sure how? Plant...

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Break crops & grassy weeds

What are the best break crops to give cereal cropping systems the opportunity to drive down the weed seed bank of grassy weeds? Five farming systems groups and SARDI are...

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Understanding rust resistance

What do rust resistance ratings for cereal varieties mean and how can they help you  with spray management decision-making, including when and if to spray.

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Frost Susceptibility Rankings for Cereal Varieties

A new mechanism to measure a cereal cultivars frost susceptibility has been developed by the Australian National Frost Program. The mechanism will allow cultivars to be ranked so growers can...

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Lentils – a recipe for success

Peter and Cherry Farrow from Wool Bay on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia show us how the lentils they have been growing now for twenty years can be part...

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Testing for disease suppressive soils

Amanda Cook, Senior Research Officer with SARDI at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre on the upper Eyre Peninsula, discusses her disease suppressive soils research. A disease suppressive soil is the ability...

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Managing Rhizoctonia root disease

Amanda Cook, Senior Research Officer with SARDI at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre on upper Eyre Peninsula, discusses Rhizoctonia root disease and the work she has been conducting to lessen its...

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Spray Application – Factors to Consider

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 application...

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Near Infrared Weed Detection Technology

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 Eyre...

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Herbicide Pathways – An Overview

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 to...

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Herbicide Application Methods – Re-thinking Delta T

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 the...

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Spray Technology – the EPARF Members’ Day

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 its...

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Mice baiting on the Yorke Peninsula – A Farmers Perspective

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 mice...

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Mice Control – A Challenge for Conservation Farming

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 be...

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Controlling Mice. The Question of Re-sowing.

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 before...

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Monitoring mice – the Eyre Peninsula experience

Lock farmer Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in dealing with mice on his property. Monitoring mice numbers usually begin in March. Numbers greater than 500 per hectare will create problems...

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Controlling Mice – Baiting Strategies

Lock farmer Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in controlling mice on his property. The best time to bait is the day or night following the seeding operation. At this point...

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Burning Snails & Weed Seeds

Local farmers and experts speak to us about the increase in burning snails and weeds from paddocks prior to the commencement of the 2012 season.

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Summer Weed Control

Local South Australian farmers speak to us about the importance of summer weed control.

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