Tasmanian mixed farmers can help optimise the productivity of dual-purpose wheat by sowing no later than March and by locking up the crop at growth stage (GS) 30 or at the end of tillering.
A combination of cultural or on-farm practices and well-timed baiting is the most effective approach to controlling snail populations. This is the finding of a GRDC-supported research initiative through the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
Alternative farm business models can enhance profitability, provide more effective risk management and assist with business succession.
Substantial gains in farm productivity and efficiency in recent years can be linked to improvements in machinery capacity and technology