05 September 2022, Australia: The Elders Weather outlook forecasts multiple cold fronts across southern and eastern Australia from 31 August to 4 September, with the potential for rain originating from the tropics. In Western Australia (WA), the strongest cold fronts will start from 31 August to 4 September.
From the field
“August has provided widespread rain to the agricultural regions in WA, which means that all areas are going into spring with a full profile of moisture.
“While the usual end of season pest such as aphids, diamond back moth and bud worm are a concern, there are no outstanding reports. Mice numbers are still concerning with many areas seeing activity.
“Late season powdery mildew in wheat is present with many growers managing as required.”
Bill Moore, Elders Technical Services Manager, Western Australia.
New South Wales
“Most crops are looking great after a mixed start to the season; however, growers are managing several challenges.
“There is extra emphasis on remaining vigilant to diseases such as stripe rust this time of year. While growers have been putting time into preventative spray applications for several other pests and diseases.
“Soil moisture profiles in most areas are close to full, prompting concerns around the forecast amount of spring rain and areas becoming too wet. Aerial spraying is being utilised in some areas to keep disturbance at a minimum and spray applications up to date.”
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