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  • Central Queensland latest cab off the glyphosate resistance rank

    Media Releases

    Image of glyphosate resistant plants (top) and susceptible plants (bottom) 16 days after treatment (Glyphosate 450 at 1.6L/ha). Photo by Tony Cook.

    Article Date
    27.08.2014
    Region
    North

    Central Queensland farmers now have a new enemy in the battle against herbicide resistant weeds - glyphosate resistant Sweet Summer Grass.

    The discovery was announced this week by the Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group (AGSWG), a collaborative initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable use of glyphosate in Australian agriculture that is supported by a range of industry organisations including the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

  • Decision tools helping growers test the waters

    Media Releases

    Image of Bill Ryan, GRDC western regional panel member

    Article Date
    26.08.2014
    Region
    West

    Water is the input that limits yields the most in Western Australian cropping systems.
    So the key for growers in any year – wet or dry – is to extract maximise value from it. To do this, they need to make sure that other inputs, such as nitrogen, are at compatible levels.

  • Crop diagnosis and response a click away for agronomists

    Media Releases

    CropPro

    Article Date
    20.08.2014
    Region
    South

    A new web-based diagnostic tool to assist agronomists in identifying and managing cropping constraints was unveiled today.

  • Mouse monitoring and plague warning tool to protect crops

    Media Releases

    Peter West (left), MouseAlert project leader, demonstrates the MouseAlert website to Queensland-based vertebrate pest expert Julianne Farrell and Simon Humphrys from the Invasive Animals CRC and the National Mouse Management Working Group.

    Article Date
    19.08.2014
    Region
    South

    As the spring mouse breeding season approaches, grain growers in the southern cropping region are being equipped with a new electronic tool to help them monitor mouse activity and protect their crops.

  • Growers warned to be on alert for aphids

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    18.08.2014
    Region
    North

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has sounded a warning to northern region grain growers to be ‘on alert’ for increases in aphid numbers in the lead up to spring.

    Aphid population development has been high this year following the unusually mild and dry start to the winter season, particularly in faba bean and other early sown crops like canola and cereals which experienced high aphid pressure up until the onset of cold temperatures and frost in early July.

  • GRDC and NSW DPI forge partnership at AgQuip

    Media Releases

    Image of James Clark, GRDC Northern Panel Chair

    Article Date
    18.08.2014
    Region
    North

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) have a common purpose in maximising returns to grain growers and ensuring the region has the research skills and capacity required to take it forward into the future.

  • Drop into GRDC marquee to discuss research needs

    Media Releases

    Image of GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts

    Article Date
    15.08.2014
    Region
    West

    Dowerin, Newdegate and Mingenew field day attendees are invited to drop into the new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) marquee for a cuppa and to chat about their research needs.

  • Fungicide not the solution to black spotting on barley

    Media Releases

    Image of black spot on barley. Photo supplied by DAFF.

    Article Date
    15.08.2014
    Region
    North

    Growers are being warned not to spend valuable dollars on fungicide sprays in an attempt to halt the recent black spotting on barley crops in the northern region.
    Unusual weather patterns over the past two months are largely being blamed for a rise in the incidence of black spots on the leaves of barley crops.

  • Destroy weed seeds with narrow windrow burning

    News

    Burning of a narrow windrow to destroy weed seeds

    Article Date
    15.08.2014
    Region
    South

    Narrow windrow burning could be the answer for grain growers looking for a simple, low cost way of destroying weed seeds after harvest.

  • GRDC and NSW DPI fire up the BBQ for growers at AgQuip

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    14.08.2014
    Region
    North

    Grain growers making the pilgrimage to this year’s Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days at Gunnedah, NSW can get an early start on Wednesday and beat the crowds.