Grains Research and Development

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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.

Good Nematodes

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Scientists at SARDI are developing a test to measure the health of soil by quantifying the number of "good" or free living nematodes present in soil samples.

Summer Fallow

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Farmers have been urged to carefully plan their weed management in fallow paddocks before bringing them back into crop production.