RCSN Newsletter - Western Port Zones
Harvest is well and truly underway throughout the State. I hope it is progressing well at your place and I look forward to seeing some of you around the traps soon.
RCSN Newsletter WA Issue 28
It is the time of year for implementing harvest weed seed control (HWSC) tactics, and I encourage those of you interested in implementing or refining your strategies for future seasons to look at two recently published GRDC publications compiled by Planfarm.
‘Investigating the harvest weed seed control tools chaff lining and chaff tramlining (chaff deck) in the Esperance area’ and ‘Investigating harvest weed seed control tools in low biomass crops in the Kwinana East Zone’ are available on the GRDC website and the WA RCSN website, and were instigated following demand from RCSN groups
For those of you unable to attend the GRDC RCSN Open Forums held in the WA grain belt earlier this year, and interested to find out the issues raised, I encourage you to go to the WA GRDC RCSN website to look at summaries for each of the five RCSN zones.
All issues raised at the Open Forums will continue to be tracked by the RCSN groups and have been forwarded to the GRDC, which will feed a number of the issues into existing or future initiatives.
Issue 28 | November 2018
Esperance: Chaff lining put under the microscope
Chaff lining has taken off in a big way in the Esperance zone, and Esperance RCSN members are keen to see just how effective this harvest weed seed control (HWSC) technique has been.
Kwinana: Promising results from compaction trials
From nine trial and demonstration sites established as part of a soil compaction project in the Kwinana West and Albany port zone areas, eight demonstrated yield improvements in 2017 following deep ripping.
Albany: Snail resources address priority issue
The management of snails and slugs remains a high priority for many growers across WA’s southe
Geraldton port zone: Focus on profitable lupin production
look out for a new GRDC case study publication ‘Making lupins profitable again in the northern
Kwinana East: Flaxleaf fleabane
Late rains could see summer weeds germinating soon. Even though summer weed control may coinci
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