Regional and Seasonal content

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

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.

Prima is the first cultivar of gland clover to be released in Australia.

Biserrula is a persistent pasture legumes for Mediterranean farming systems. Biserrula has hard seed, a deep root system and a high level of grazing tolerance.

These pastoral rangeland condition and trend reports are produced annually by the Western Australian Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation, based on data and information collected and produced

Rosabrook is a late flowering, disease resistant subterranean clover with increased resistance to redlegged earth mites (RLEM) and high early season biomass production.

Narrikup is a very vigorous midseason flowering variety of the “black-seeded” subterraneum subspecies of sub clover.

Yanco is a midseason flowering variety of the waterlogging-tolerant “white-seeded” yanninicum subspecies of sub clover.

Forbes has been developed for use in cropping rotations in areas with 350-525 mm annual average rainfall.

Rouse is a mid to late flowering variety of the waterlogging-tolerant “white-seeded” yanninicum subspecies of sub clover.


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