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  • GRDC Chair welcomes new Board

    Media Releases

    Richard Clark

    Article Date
    23.10.2014
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Chair Richard Clark has welcomed the GRDC Board newly appointed by Minister for Agriculture The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP.

  • GRDC investment summary now available

    Media Releases

    Image of James Clark, GRDC Northern Panel chair.

    Article Date
    14.10.2014
    Region
    National, North

    A comprehensive overview of investments that are helping drive the production capacity and profitability of the Australian grains industry has now been released and is available at www.grdc.com.au/ProjectSummaries.

  • Chasing more crop per drop

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    18.11.2014
    Region
    North

    As grain growers across Australia’s northern cropping belt are well aware, heat and drought events can occur at any stage during the cropping season and take a substantial toll on crop production and profitability.

  • Ground breaking weeds research awarded

    Media Releases

    Image of Michael Walsh, AHRI researcher

    Article Date
    17.11.2014
    Region
    West

    Pioneering Western Australian research into techniques to control weed seeds in grain paddocks at harvest time has received international recognition.

  • Stored soil moisture critical for summer planting opportunities

    Media Releases

    Image of Dr Jeremy Whish, CSIRO Senior Research Scientist

    Article Date
    17.11.2014
    Region
    North

    Stored soil moisture will be a critical consideration in sorghum planting decisions this season with a spring break continuing to prove elusive across large areas of Queensland and New South Wales.

  • Lessons learned from the 2014 frosts: A grower case study

    News

    Grant Alday

    Article Date
    17.11.2014
    Region
    South

    Like many growers across southern Australia, frost has been yet another hurdle for Grant Alday to overcome in the 2014 growing season.
    Farming in the Victorian Mallee between Sea Lake and Lascelles with his wife Bron, parents David and Jean and a full-time employee, frost has been something Grant has come to expect most seasons. However, it was the severity and extent of the frosts this year which brought parts of the Alday cropping program undone.

  • What to do with a frosted crop

    News

    A paddock with hay and cattle grazing

    Article Date
    17.11.2014
    Region
    South

    Once frost damage has been confirmed, there are a number of options for dealing with a frosted crop, each with advantages and disadvantages. Two of the most popular options are hay and livestock.

  • Risk-based approach best for frost management

    News

    Mick Faulkner inspecting frost damage

    Article Date
    17.11.2014
    Region
    South

    Frost is estimated to cost the grain industry in south-east Australia in excess $100 million a year in direct and indirect losses and for some growers, crops can be completely wiped-out in a night.
    While frost is nothing new in the Australian landscape, many growers reported the frosts of 2014 were more widespread and more severe than others previously experienced. From the Mid North of South Australia through the Victorian Mallee and into southern New South Wales, abnormally cold conditions resulted in multiple frosts in early August.

  • New systems broaden harvest weed control options

    Media Releases

    Image of Michael Walsh testing seed

    Article Date
    14.11.2014
    Region
    West

    With harvest in full swing, many growers are putting into practice harvest weed seed control (HWSC) systems to help tackle weeds – which are at high levels this season.

  • Summer sown serradellas deliver nitrogen benefits

    Media Releases

    Image of Colin and Anna Butcher’s Brookton property in Western Australia

    Article Date
    12.11.2014
    Region
    West

    Opportunities exist for Western Australian growers to sow hard seeded French serradellas in summer, providing nitrogen for crops and valuable autumn feed for livestock.