Subsoil phosphorus deficiencies identified in long-term research across the northern grain-growing region have spurred a new approach to fertiliser application for the Black family at Brookstead in south-east Queensland.
Ongoing research funded by GRDC has found some merit in sowing cereal crops in an east west direction with fewer weeds, greater yield and increased moisture conservation reported. More information on this edition of GRDC Driving Agronomy.
US weed scientist and media personality, Ford Baldwin once famously told his farmer readers to spray Roundup every Monday. Why would he say that? Well at the time it sounded like a good idea!
A noticeable shift away from wheat by many growers this year in favour of pulses and oilseeds, particularly canola, indicates an increasing capacity for Australian growers to respond more flexibly to market and climate changes