Grains Research and Development

Recently published

Rotary spading water-repellent soils tested at Binnu

Farme in field walks toward mechanical plough equipment.

Frustrated by poor yields on water-repellent sands, Binnu grain grower Damian Harris turned to spading as a means of improving crop establishment and productivity

Deep fertiliser placement tackles subsoil constraints

The Black brothers, Jim (left) and Laurie, have witnessed major changes in the soil underlying their northern farming system

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.

Nitrogen Management

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Nitrogen is one of the most important fertilisers in cropping but can be the most difficult to manage.

Spring-Sown Winter Canola

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Recent trials have shown that spring sowing of winter canola can provide increased returns compared to a summer fallow.