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Welcome to Cultivate

Bayer’s free magazine for broadacre farmers and advisors.

Through Cultivate, we aim to keep Australian farmers up to date with new innovations, insights and farming success stories enabling you to make better on-farm decisions that drive positive outcomes.

With our industry partners we also explore recent research and global and local trends in agriculture.

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Latest Cultivate Stories

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Team working on Ryegrass control using Sakura® herbicide

Grass control trials reinforce the strength of Sakura® despite variable conditions

Collaborative pre-emergent herbicide trials in Western Australia last season continued to reinforce the strong performance of Sakura herbicide for controlling annual ryegrass and, importantly, minimising weed seeds entering the weed seed bank.
Bayer crop Science team working to control RWA growth

Seed treatments an important tool in Russian wheat aphid control.

The damage to cereal crops from the Russian wheat aphid (RWA) was first described in the early 1900’s in Russia, and over the next 100 years it’s made a global tour through countries including South Africa, Mexico and the United States, ending up most recently being detected in Australia in 2016.
Team working on Chickpea crop disease control

Good returns, disease management set to drive chickpea production

Buoyed by attractive prices and with careful crop disease management, chickpea production in South Australia’sMid North region could double, accordingto Kapunda-based rural agent Richard Noll. 

Risk management focus changes approach to weed management

Rob Purvis is increasingly focusing on risk management within the mixed farming enterprise he manages in South Australia and this is changing his approach to weed management.

New seed treatment benefits ‘obvious’ in south-east WA trial

Growers challenged by diseases such as rhizoctonia and crown rot may be in for a reprieve, along with a general boost in crop health, if early results with a new seed treatment product near Esperance in Western Australia are anything to go by.

New hybrid TT canola looking promising

The new triazine-tolerant (TT) hybrid canola variety, InVigor T 4510, is looking the goods at the Rylington Park research property near Boyupbrook in Western Australia.

New weed control option in oats brings benefits

WA grower explores new weed management options for oat crops, with Precept proving to be a cost effective, new discovery for controlling more mature weeds and higher weed densities.

Complete system providing control of problem weeds

NSW farmer Chad Cruikshank reveals how tight rotation practices, a Sakura pre-emergent spray program and using Precept on bigger wild radish plants have given him success in fighting resistance and keeping his paddocks clean.

Calculated moves for optimum results

Progressive WA growers discuss their cropping decisions and why they adopt an eastern wheatbelt mentality of sowing wheat early in May and incorporating pre-emergent herbicide Sakura.
Sakura trial

Pre-emergent Trials Highlight the Strength of Sakura

With stand-alone prosulfocarb (800 g/L) pre-emergent chemistry set to enter the broadacre herbicide market for the 2017 season, four small plot trials were conducted across Western Australia this year aimed at comparing the performance of a range of different pre-emergent grass control options, including prosulfocarb.

The Future of Precision Agriculture Lies in Data

While the future of precision agriculture is likely to involve robotics and other cutting edge technologies, the big focus will be on data ownership, according to JMAJ Precision Managing Director Adrian Roles.
Canola

Improved Disease Control from 2017 & Beyond

The launch of foliar fungicide, Aviator® Xpro®, by Bayer for the 2017 season is expected to set a new disease control standard in canola and chickpeas, and for other crops in the future.
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