Highlights of the 2018 Twilight Crop and Weed Walk
The 2018 Graham Centre Twilight Crop and Weed Walk has highlighted research that can improve the sustainability and profitability of mixed farming enterprises.
The event showcased five-year mixed farming rotations to suppress weeds using crop selection and grazing management, research into the genetic traits that make some varieties of wheat better at out-competing the weeds, novel annual pasture legumes and intercropping as a tool for weed control and increasing the health of soils.
Here are some of the highlights.
Organiser, Professor Leslie Weston from the Charles Sturt University (CSU) School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences said the impact of the dry seasonal conditions was evident with only 140mm of rain recorded at the Graham Centre Field site this growing season.