SJC - Seed Terminator

Terminating South Australian weeds

A new SAGIT-funded project is giving a local perspective to the national problem of weed management for SA growers by evaluating and optimising settings for a new weed seed control technology.

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.

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.

Front view of the adult beetle being studied for control of silverleaf nightshade.

Biological control option to be investigated for problem weed

A beetle which has significantly reduced problem weed silverleaf nightshade in South Africa has recently arrived in Australia and will now be studied for release under a nationally-funded research program. SAGIT Chairman Michael Treloar said the research project is an exciting opportunity to work with the South Australian government in…