Farmers increasingly are using the ability of the vigorous and deep-rooted legume lucerne to stop watertables from rising. There's a new publication that can now assist growers establish and maintain lucerne stands with a comprehensive pictorial guide to the pests and disorders of this perennial.
Lucerne Pests & Disorders: The Ute Guide is part of the TOPCROP series, supported by growers and the Federal Government through the GRDC. It was produced in collaboration with lucerne pathologists, agronomists and researchers across Australia. It also covers beneficial insects, crown and foliar diseases, nutrient deficiencies and toxicities and damage from herbicides.
This ute guide is available for $20 from Rural Connect, free call 1800 110 044.