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Supplementary feeding for sheep on dry feed

April Best Wool Best Lamb meetings held at Miram, Watchem and Hopetoun hosted David Horsnell of Animal Logic who spoke about the basics of ruminant digestion and how supplements can help alleviate digestive issues and optimise the nutritional value of grain. Touched on here are some of the ruminant digestion basics.

Fungicide tolerant blackleg fungus found in 2014.

In a very limited survey undertaken in 2014, strains of the fungus that causes blackleg were discovered that were tolerant to Jockey fungicide. GRDC are funding a larger national survey to determine the extent of fungicide tolerance.


Utilising soil probes and weather stations together

Over recent years, there has been significant interest in capacitance soil moisture probes fitted with weather stations for monitoring crop water availability and climatic conditions in crop.


Malt accreditation for Flinders and La Trobe

The Board of Barley Australia has announced the successful accreditation of two new varieties: Flinders (WABAR 2537) and La Trobe (IGB 1101).

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