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To produce potatoes with high specific gravity follow good agronomic practices.  Use high quality seed of the correct variety.  Plant the variety at the right spacing and time of year.

Measurements of water quality and quantity are required for effective planning and monitoring of water supplies for livestock.

Congratulations to the below list of recipients of Round 1 & 2 of the Grants for Asian Market Export, part of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Asian Market Succes

Three-quarters of high rainfall (more than 600mm annual rainfall) clover pastures in Western Australia do not need additional phosphorus for optimal plant growth.

Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) is one of the most serious and costly weeds of annual winter cropping systems in southern Australia.

Brome grasses (Bromus spp.) are highly competitive weeds, most problematic in wheat crops.

The performance of alternative variety wine grapes is continuing to be evaluated with a new trial block established near Wokalup within the Geographe wine region.

The olive lace bug, Froggattia olivinia, is native to eastern Australia. It has become established in the olive growing regions of Western Australia.

Businesses and residents, particularly in the Fremantle area, are asked to keep an eye out for Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys).

Windmill grass (Chloris truncata) is a native species and is the tenth most common summer weed species in the Western Australian wheatbelt.

Are you considering using a different wheat variety in your rotation this season? Do you know which herbicides are likely to affect the potential yield of the crop?

Every grain grower has seen how well weeds grow when they have a blocked seeding tube creating extra-wide row spacing.

Cultivars of French serradella (Eliza, Cadiz, Erica and Margurita) and yellow serradella (Charano, Santorini and Yelbini) have been developed with the aim of reducing the cost of seed production.

Cadiz, Eliza, Margurita and Erica have different characteristics allowing them to be used in different agricultural systems.

Silver grass is an annual grass occurring in both cropping and grazing regions across Australia. There are several species, the most common being Vulpia myuros and V. bromoides.

French serradella is an annual pasture legume with three cultivars suited to Mediterranean climatic zones of Australia. Cadiz and Eliza are soft seeded while Margurita and Erica are hard seeded.

Twin sowing and summer sowing are two techniques that have been developed by Dr Brad Nutt, Dr Angelo Loi and Dr Ron Yates.

Sothis is the first cultivar of eastern star clover (Trifolium dasyurum). It germinates very late in the season, up to six weeks after the break.

Bartolo is the first cultivar of bladder clover (Trifolium spumosum) commercially available to world agriculture.

An 11 year study showed that narrow row spacing and harvest weed seed destruction (that is, residue burning each autumn) reduced annual ryegrass seed production.

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