Grains Research and Development

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Can harvest weed-seed control work in the north?

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Many northern grain growers have been “a little sceptical” about introducing harvest weed-seed control (HWSC) as another tool for combating herbicide resistance. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) principal weed science researcher Dr Michael Widderick says few growers in Queensland or New South Wales incorporate HWSC into their management practices, but, like other leading researchers, he believes this will change.

Mungbeans vs fungus: two sprays for optimum control

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When it comes to protecting mungbeans from powdery mildew, one well-timed fungicide spray is valuable, but two can be even better.

Business structure: things you should know and ask your adviser

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Farming families rarely change or adopt new business structures without receiving advice from their accountant, farm adviser or lawyer. While the provision of advice on matters within their areas of expertise is the role of advisers, there is an obligation on those receiving the advice to carefully consider the advice received and use the information received to make decisions.

Business structures explained

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Factors such as taxes, creditors, expansion, retirement and a desire to leave a generational legacy means most farming families adopt a relatively complex business structure over time. There are several considerations to decide what business structure is most appropriate to your farming business.

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