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.

Spring-Sown Winter Canola

Spring Sown Canola Fast Sheet coverpage

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

Ground Cover Paddock Diary 2015

GRDC Paddock Diary 2015

The Ground Cover Paddock Diary provides lots of useful information for grain growers and provides several paddock recording pages, for you to record your paddock lists; paddock operations and observations; pests, diseases, weeds; how will you spray this year?; water use efficiency (WUE); planting rate; rainfall records; and much, much more!