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Wild radish control

Disclaimer: Some of the herbicide treatments used in this trial may be off label and were used for research purposes only. When using herbicides always adhere to label instructions. From BCG wild radish research trials over the last three years, it is evident that populations are currently in a state of flux, with more incidences […]

Fighting the War Against Weeds: Wild Radish Control in Wheat

TAKE HOME MESSAGES 2013 was a year of multiple germinations of radish and products with good residual were required. Velocity + MCPA, Precept + Lexone and Flight EC are currently the best performing products on the market to control radish in situations of multiple germination. Wild radish with group B and I resistance was found […]

Working on Weeds – Schwedes Family

Location:               Glenlee Crops:                   canola, wheat, barley, chickpeas, faba beans and sometimes lentils and lupins Annual rainfall:     380mm Soil type:               mixed – heavy, black and red clay and some sandy loam A farming career that […]

Short-term Pain for Long-term Gain: Controlling Wild Radish in Wheat

Wild radish populations and their level of herbicide resistance are increasing across the Wimmera and Mallee cropping regions. In the low and medium rainfall zones of Western Australia (WA), the problem is much advanced. In WA, wild radish populations have exploded and widespread resistance to Group B, C, F and I herbicides already exists. The […]

War on Brome: Does crop topping brome grass in cereals work?

Over the last decade, two brome grass species, Bromus diandrus (great brome) and Bromus rigidus (rigid brome) have emerged as problematic weeds in the Mallee. They have become increasingly prevalent on sandy rises, where crop growth is often poor due to low nutrition. This lack of crop competition has allowed the weed to thrive. Traditionally […]

Setting up Your Season: Conserving Summer Moisture

Capturing, storing and making best use of summer rainfall is one of the most effective ways of improving crop yields in low to medium rainfall environments. The benefits that come from storing summer fallow rain have been confirmed by numerous BCG trials (1999 to 2011). Trial results have shown the value of controlling summer weeds […]

Controlling flaxleaf fleabane

Take home messages Roundup® alone will not control Flaxleaf fleabane addition of Surpass® and Ally® to Roundup provided the most effective control to avoid the need to use more expensive chemicals and spray more than twice, control fleabane before it begins to elongate (>40cm in height) Background Flaxleaf fleabane (Conyza bonariensis) is a major weed […]

WeedSeeker® technology

Take home messages significant reductions in water and chemical use can be achieved when weed sensing technology (WeedSeeker®) is used, compared with blanket applications. erect plants compared with prostrate plants require less spray. Background Herbicides represent a significant proportion of farm expenditure. Keeping input costs low is an essential tool for minimising financial risk, particularly […]

Integrated weed management for ryegrass control

Take home messages a combination of chemical and non-chemical weed control strategies can extend the life of herbicides and improve the sustainability of intensive cropping systems windrow burning, crop topping and chaff carts are options which can reduce the ryegrass seed bank without any yield penalty cutting a cereal crop for hay for one year […]

Changes in herbicide resistance in western Victoria, 2005-2010

Take home messages resistance to Group B herbicides is common across western Victoria resistance to trifluralin is increasing new pre-emergent herbicides should become a fundamental part of an integrated weed management strategy to aid in control of multiple-resistant ryegrass Background Random surveys of weed populations across southern Australia have identified significant levels of herbicide resistance […]

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