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2024 Winter crop variety sowing guide available now

The latest edition of the NSW Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide is available online and in hard copy to help grain growers and their advisers make the best cropping decisions to achieve more productive and profitable winter crops in 2024.

Winter crop variety sowing guide 2024

Winter crop variety sowing guide 2024

Peter Matthews, NSW DPI’s Technical Specialist Grain Services, said the annual guide provides growers with new variety and technical information based on the latest research and development results from departmental and industry programs.

“This year, 10 new spring wheat varieties are available, as well as two longer season wheats suited to NSW higher rainfall production zones, and a specialist hay wheat suitable for northern NSW.
“There are also new varieties of barley, canola, field pea and lentil available,” Mr Matthews said.

“When considering a new variety, compare the yield, grain quality and disease resistance of the new variety with currently grown varieties.
“In regard to disease, stripe rust continues to be a major concern for wheat growers, with many commonly grown varieties susceptible to the main stripe rust pathotypes in NSW.
“Growers and agronomists are urged to check current resistance ratings, develop a stripe rust management plan, and actively monitor crops throughout the season for signs of any rust species.
“Conditions were ideal for wide-spread septoria tritici blotch (STB) infection during the early part of 2023 in southern and central NSW, however the drier 2023 spring conditions across large parts of NSW were not favourable for STB build up, limiting crop infection.

“The disease is carried over on wheat stubble for a minimum of two years, so avoid sowing wheat-on-wheat, choose varieties with good STB resistance, consider stubble management practices, fungicide seed dressings, and foliar fungicides to protect this year’s crop.

“Fusarium crown rot (FCR) was widely detected across NSW in 2023 wheat crops, with the dry spring conditions increasing yield losses to the disease, so growers are urged to test paddocks for FCR inoculum levels before sowing.

Mr Matthews emphasised that profitable yields result not only from informed variety selection, but also from good management.
“To reach their full potential, varieties must be grown in a rotation that minimises the risks from diseases and weeds and maximises soil fertility and soil moisture storage.
“Therefore, sow at least two different varieties each year to spread the risk of frost and disease damage.

“With the continuing patchy rainfall across NSW, growers should be prepared to sow when the opportunity came. Sowing towards the earliest part of the recommended planting window, usually results in higher yields,” said Mr Matthews.

The Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide includes data from the National Variety Trials, the Grains and Research Development Corporation’s program which undertakes comparative crop variety testing with standardised trial management, providing varietal information and comparisons on a regional scale.

The NSW Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide is available on the NSW DPI website at https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/broadacre-crops/guides/publications/nsw-winter-crop-variety-sowing-guide and hard copies are available at local agribusiness stores, Local Land Services and NSW DPI offices.

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Sunny Chiropractic Evans Head opens this Easter Weekend to help people suffering with joint and body pain. Dr Amy Rayner is the Principal Chiropractor and owner and hopes to fill the gap in the community for leading edge Chiropractic care.

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on treatment that includes Chiropractic Adjustments, targeted massage, rehabilitation exercises and home stretches.

After Easter, Dr Amy will be travelling from her home in Goondiwindi, Queensland every fortnight to treat patients on a Sunday and Monday.

“I realised when I came down on my regular visits to spend time with my parents, Ron and Liz who live here, that there were a lot of local people and visitors that were in Evans Head on the weekends. I also know that when you work all week, it’s difficult to find time to attend to your health. So I decided to open my doors every second Sunday 10am – 6pm and Monday 9am – 2pm.”

The clinic is located in the treatment room inside Hair and Beauty by the Beach which is in the main street of Evans Head.

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We sat down with Dr Amy to ask a few questions.

What is a Chiropractic? Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on treatment that includes a  Chiropractic Adjustments, targeted massage, rehabilitation exercises and home stretches.

How does a Chiropractic Adjustment work? The Chiropractor uses their hands to apply a quick, safe and small movement to your joints and this results in reduced pain, easier movement of your body and stronger muscles.

What makes the cracking/ popping sound? Each joint in our body has a surrounding joint capsule that is filled with synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is as slippery as an ice-skate on ice and contains dissolved gas. When an Chiropractic Adjustment is applied to the joint it causes the gas to diffuse out of the capsule and this often makes a cracking or popping sound. This gas then diffuses back into the capsule. It is important to note that it is not that cracking that makes a good Chiropractic Adjustment, but the return to normal glide that give the pain relief.

What if you don’t like the cracking noise? That is ok, you are in charge of your treatment type, and we can do alternative methods such as mobilisations, which are a rhythmic stretching treatment or the use of an instrument such as an activator.

What issues do you treat? I can treat any painful joint in your neck, middle back and lower back and other joints in your arms and legs. I also treat headaches such as migraines and tension headaches.

Do I need an x-ray? Not necessarily and it is certainly not routine to do x-rays on every patient. If you have suffered a car accident at high speed or a sports injury for example, it may be indicated that you have x-ray or other advanced imaging. I can refer for medicare covered plain film x-ray for neck, middle back, low back and pelvis issues as well as DEXA scans for bone density issues or EOS imaging for scoliosis monitoring.

Do you offer any other treatments? Yes, I offer Dry Needling (like acupuncture), sports taping, pre-surgery rehabilitation and post surgery rehabilitation for joint replacement surgery.

Where did you study? I studied a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)/ Bachelor Clinical Chiropractic (5 year degree) at Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia

Do you treat babies and children? I do not treat babies or Children under 5 years of age, but I can refer you to a Chiropractor that specialises in babies and children.

Do you treat pregnant women? Yes I can treat and support pregnant women throughout their pregnancy safely.

 

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