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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

I can’t live without the Internet!! And I can’t farm without glyphosate.

There are certain things that come along and change the world – electricity, the Internet, mobile phones, and GPS to name just a recent few – and it’s very hard to imagine going back to living without them, even though people did for millennia. For farmers, conservation cropping changed the world – saving soil, water and bank balances along the way – and it is unthinkable to go back to full cultivation for weed control. Click through to learn more.

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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

How much does harvest weed seed control cost?

Life is full of trade-offs. Do I buy the quality beer or go for volume? Should I take the high paid job or the job with lots of holidays? The answer to the second question may dictate the answer to the first! Harvest weed seed control (HWSC) is full of trade-offs. Some options are excellent but expensive. Others are cheap but require compromise. For example, narrow windrow burning appears cheap, but has a high hidden cost of nutrient removal and requires a lot of labour to burn the windrows. The Harrington Seed Destructor is the dead opposite. In this AHRI…

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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

Here’s a quick (free) way to test a new tactic

Should I buy that chaff cart or is narrow windrow burning of my pulses and oilseeds enough?  What if you could put it to the test for your farming system, in ten minutes, for free? Would you give it a shot? “All computer models are wrong, but some are useful”. The RIM (Ryegrass Integrated Management) computer model is certainly useful, and is definitely accurate enough to put you in the ballpark. How you ask? RIM is USEFUL because it allows you to put a lot of ideas about ryegrass seed bank management to the test using computer simulation before implementing…

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