Chickpea growers are urged to be vigilant in their approach to crop sequencing, variety selection, paddock choice and overall disease management ahead of what experts predict will be a high-pressure ascochyta blight season this year.
Drenching winter and spring rainfall across parts of the northern grains region during 2016 has left some grain growers weighing their options for nutrient replacement and restoring long-term soil health.
Substantial gains in farm productivity and efficiency in recent years can be linked to improvements in machinery capacity and technology
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