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Controlling Weeds in Vineyards

4 September, 2020

Australian wine is well known for its quality and reliability and the Australian wine industry are world leaders in innovation and quality control. The maintenance of its reputation increases pressure on the vineyard managers to stay well within the allowed limits for the use of pesticides. ..

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Alternatives to Synthetic Herbicides

29 August, 2019

Conventional herbicides - public perceptions take a dive. Despite the community benefits that herbicides have provided with improved weed control, the perception of conventional herbicides, in the eyes of the public, has taken a few hits. ..

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Green-on-Green spot spraying – dream or reality?

3 June, 2019

The use of technology to make pesticide use more efficient through better control while using less pesticide is becoming increasingly important in modern agriculture. Unfortunately there is a growing mistrust within the general community of many agricultural practices.  ..

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What is the real story behind pH and hardness of spray solutions?

9 April, 2019

PH and water hardinessThe quality of water being used in the spray tank to act as the carrier for your pesticides can have significant effects on how well those pesticides will work. It is surprising, however, to find that very few growers have had water quality tested. ..

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Testing for Damaging Herbicide Residues

6 December, 2018

soil residuesWith the growing resistance to post emergent herbicides in many weed populations the message going to farmers is that they need to use more pre-emergent herbicides in their farming system.

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Testing for Herbicide Susceptibility

12 December, 2017

Testing for herbicide resistanceHerbicide resistant weeds are now driving the farming system in many areas, reducing crop yields and limiting enterprise options for growers. ..

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