Dr Alan McKay inspects root systems affected by Rhizoctonia.

Positive response to Rhizoctonia fungicide in barley

Rhizoctonia fungicide responses have been investigated in two South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) funded projects in the South Australian Mallee, finding that applying fungicide to control rhizoctonia root rot increased barley yield by 0.3 tonnes per hectare at Wilkawatt in 2015 even though growing season rainfall was only 114mm.

Boom spray in field at Hart workshop looking at efficacy of sprays in stubbles. Photo: SAGIT.

Assessing herbicide efficacy in stubbles

The Hart Field-Site Group has been running a SAGIT-funded trial looking at the efficacy of herbicides in different stubble heights and at different volumes. As part of this, it recently hosted spray guru Bill Gordon to lead a grower workshop. SAGIT captured this short video explaining the trial and how…

SJC - Leet Wilksch

High tech crop monitoring tools

Growers in the Mid-North and Yorke Peninsula can access a range of innovative crop monitoring data thanks to a SAGIT-funded project studying high-tech crop monitoring tools.