With sporadic rainfall falling across the country in recent weeks, its important to remember the key period for effectively managing weeds in cropping paddocks and preparing seedbeds for sowing is sneaking up on us very quickly this year.
As we await the rain that ‘should’ be coming in the next few months leading up to sowing, it’s important to remember that we are right in the middle of a key period for managing weeds in our cropping paddocks. “With soil moisture at a premium, there is nothing spare to waste on summer-growing weeds” which is why BROOKFIELD recommend…
As we near the end of harvest and head into a fallow period prior to sowing summer crops, effective weed management is key to ensure soil moisture is preserved. Grain Central reported that “removing summer weeds in the months after winter crop harvest will be one of the biggest contributors to improving water use efficiency, minimising soil nutrient losses and reducing disease carryover for 2019 crops.”
“An occasional tillage to deal with weed, disease and compaction issues in no-till farming systems has no long term negative impacts and the benefits outweigh the negatives” Soil erosion and the loss of organic matter are high priorities on any farmers mind and have been for decades. As time goes on we learn more about […]