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Handy tips – Nutgrass
Nutgrass competes intensely with cane for water and nutrients and can affect cane emergence and growth even before it emerges.
Eyes on herbicides
Growers will be very aware of the increasing scrutiny the sugarcane industry is under regarding herbicide run-off from farms.
Stool tipping? Yellowing? Gaps in ratoons? Maybe you’ve got canegrubs
With 19 different species, canegrubs have the highest potential of all our pests to cause economic loss.
Pre-emergent herbicide options to help growers overcome diruon restrictions
A recent collaborative demonstration—between Sugar Research Australia, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), and Plane Creek Productivity Services—has shown that other pre-emergent herbicide strategies ...
Using diuron-based herbicides? Know your no-spray periods
Following the Australian Pest and Veterinary Medicines Authority APVMA review of diuron, the APVMA permit PER 13874 which allowed for the phase out of old stock of diuron-based products has now expired. This means that all ...
Diuron – can we keep it?
Although good progress was made towards achieving the Reef Protection Plan’s 2013 target of a 50 per cent reduction in pesticide loads, with water quality improvement continuing to be a major priority, a new target of 60 ...
Metering technology for liquid insecticide and herbicide application
Metering systems have been used in other cropping systems for many years to precisely apply insecticides and herbicides. This technology is now beginning to be used by sugarcane growers.
Looking for new weed management systems
Weed management is one of the important factors that contributes to a successful farm management plan. With continued scrutiny on diuron, how do some of the alternative herbicides stack up in the Wet Tropics?
Taking the mystery out of precision spraying
Tully region growers Brian and Jamie Dore are integrating GPS technology with their spot spraying, delivering useful results.
Alternatives to diuron in the Wet Tropics: Wrap-up of the 2014-2015 trials
A series of trials in Far North Queensland is assessing the performance of pre-emergent herbicides in trash blanketed ratoons, across a range of environmental conditions. Four trials were carried out in 2014-15 and three ...