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
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.
Farmers are being encouraged to think broadly about sowing times to take more direct advantage of late summer rainfall. James Hunt from CSIRO talks about a three pronged approach which has been successful in higher rainfall zones of the southern region where winter wheat varieties are still available.
A survey of growers has demonstrated a good understanding of rhizobial inoculation of legumes, but with some shortcomings when it comes to the details. We find out more on GRDC Driving Agronomy