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11 CONSIDERATIONS FOR A LATE BREAK OR DRY SEEDING

Since it’s looking more like a late autumn break this growing season, the Smart Agro has compiled a list of factors to consider in a dry seeding situation where many of our clients will be challenged with this autumn:
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MATT’S MARKET UPDATE – APRIL 2018

In this month’s market update I’ll be discussing Zinc Phosphide Mouse Bait and the evidence supporting that direct drilling over the past 15 years has led to a steady increase in available feed for mice and therefore higher population
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Pre-Emergent herbicide degradation with dry sowing

  Heading into the 2018 cropping season, many soil profiles are either completely dry or at least dry in the top 30 centimetres. Unless the break to this season is early May we will be dry sowing some of
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MATT’S MARKET UPDATE – MARCH 2018

In this month’s market wrap I’m going to be discussing the reasons why triallate and trifluralin are tightening up in the wholesale market. If you know you’re going to use it, our suggestion is to get organised now and
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Group J Herbicides under Resistance Pressure

At the recent GRDC updates Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide gave a talk on the latest information in herbicide and weed management.  The talk included the current concern for annual ryegrass resistance to Group J herbicides which
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Matt’s Market Update – February 2018

In this month’s market wrap I’m going to be talking about some products that have had large price rises over the past 12 months and that you’re going to notice as you head into sowing. It’s also time we
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New wheat variety suited to early sowing

A new wheat variety released this year from AGT has significant promise to help farming systems.  “Longsword” is a winter wheat released for the low/medium rainfall zones for Western and Southern Australia. While other winter wheats are available, Longsword
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What’s happening in the market

Welcome to 2018! We hope you all managed to squeeze in a break, however short, over the Christmas and New Year holidays. We wish you a prosperous year ahead and hope it will present fewer challenges than in 2017.
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Using Delta T for Assessing Spray Conditions

The majority of boom spray operators will be well versed in relation to assessing environmental conditions before spraying, including Delta T.  Younger famers starting out may not be so well-informed and hopefully this will be useful information.  Delta T
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India gains market share in the chemical market

During November, I spent a week in India meeting with various suppliers of 24d, triclopyr, chlorpyrifos, alpha cypermethrin and propiconazole. With tight supply in China, many distributors from around the world are seeing this as an opportunity for India
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