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Management of Ryegrass and Black Oats in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Case study: Jock Coupland– control of ryegrass and black oats in a retained stubble system. Property owners: Jock and Trini Coupland, “Wardry” Condobolin. Property size: 2800 ha Enterprises: Dryland wheat, lupins, canola, irrigated cotton and cattle. Soil and pH: red soil to river clays with a pH of 5.2 – 7. Overview: Jock doesn’t have...
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Management of Windmill Grass in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Management of windmill grass in a stubble retained system. Case study: Bruce Staniforth– control of windmill grass in a retained stubble system. Property owners: Bruce Staniforth, “Bogong” Condobolin. Property size: 8000 ha Enterprises: Cereals, sheep and cattle. Soil and pH: red soil with a pH of 5.5 Overview: Bruce is...
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Fleabane Management in Weethalle, Western NSW

Case study: Ian Leulf– control of fleabane in a retained stubble system. Property owners: Ian and Georgie Leulf. Property size: 3600 ha Enterprises: Wheat, barley and fat lambs. Soil and pH: Sandy to clay loam with a pH of 4.9. Overview: The Leulfs run a controlled farming system as well...
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Soil Carbon CWFS AOG Results Summary

A long term farming systems trial was conducted at Condobolin in order to analyse the impacts of current farming systems on soil nutrients and soil carbon. The CWFS Systems Comparison Trial (commenced in 1998) was spread over the 160 ha trial site at Condobolin. The 160 hectare site was further...
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The Economic Benefits of Lime

The Economic Benefits of Lime Author: Michael Quin 12/8/2015 The benefits of lime prove to be not only economically significant but the consequence of improved soil quality and increased nutrient uptake makes cropping more sustainable. However, a liming scheme does not result in overnight success. The amelioration of acidified soils...
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Appyling Pre-Emergents in Stubble

There are a range of benefits when it comes to using pre-emergent herbicides within your integrated weed management strategy for the year. The core benefits of pre emergent herbicides includes:  1# Pre-emergent’s offer an alternative mode of action 2# Reduces the selection pressure on post emergent herbicides 3# Eliminates the early season...
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Controlling Weeds in Wheel Tracks

Poor weed control within the wheel tracks of the sprayer can be caused by a number of factors. #1 Physical Stress: The physical damage caused to the weed by the wheel pressing down upon it may lead to poorer uptake and translocation of some products. #2 Poor Deposition: When air...
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The Risk of Summer Inversions

The most effective strategy for conserving moisture during the summer fallow period is by effectively controlling summer weeds. Although there may be some key issues that you will encounter when applying chemicals during this period. Surface Temperature Inversions In cool night conditions airborne chemicals concentrate near the surface and winds...
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Maximising Spray Results in Stubbles

Nozzle Setup: Aiming to get a double overlap occurring with your spray nozzle output. Should be set up at a 50 cm spacing with a 10 degree fan angle When stubble is introduced into the system the stubble provides a false floor. This leads to the spray jet overlap occurring...
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