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Preventing herbicide resistance from reducing your grain yields

 Key Messages

  • weed herbicide resistance levels are continuing to increase across the Riverine Plains region
  • it’s important to monitor resistance, especially to post-emergent chemicals and glyphosate
  • weed seeds can be collected from problem paddocks for resistance testing
  • adopting an integrated weed management strategy, or methods from ‘The Big 6’, will ensure farmers stay on top of weed control issues
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The value of collecting accurate grain yield data

This week’s blog has been contributed by Riverine Plains Premier Partner, IK Caldwell AGnVET

Key messages

  • yield data and mapping can help grain growers understand factors driving profitability
  • accurate, ‘clean’ yield data is essential for making good decisions post-harvest
  • being prepared before harvest is critical to collecting more accurate yield data
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What is ISCC and what does it mean for farmers?

Key messages

  • The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a global certification system that verifies sustainability principles for biobased food, feed and renewables.
  • ISCC certification is voluntary, however, growers can gain export advantages and access premium prices.
  • Participating farmers can be audited, so it’s important to be able to produce documentation that supports your declaration if required.
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Crop diseases to watch out for this spring

Key messages

  • monitor now for fungal diseases including stripe rust, septoria and sclerotinia
  • despite predictions for a drier-than-average spring, disease outbreaks could still occur 
  • rotate fungicide groups to reduce the risk of resistance developing and investigate the potential of new fungicide products
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