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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.

  • Don't take rain check on summer weed control

    Media Releases

    Image of Andrew Storrie from Agronomo inspecting paddocks in Western Australia

    Article Date
    27.10.2014
    Region
    West

    Research has demonstrated the profitability of controlling summer weeds early, which increases soil water and nutrients available to the next season’s crops, boosting their yields and grain quality.

  • New board appointments for Grains RDC

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    22.10.2014
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, today announced new board members to guide the investment and research efforts of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to generate the best return for grower levies.

  • Build a barrier onfarm against exotic pests and diseases

    Media Releases

    Jim Moran, DEPI

    Article Date
    22.10.2014
    Region
    South

    Grain growers are encouraged to implement rigorous on-farm biosecurity programs to safeguard their livelihoods against the continual threat of exotic pest and disease incursions.

  • Plan now for summer double crops

    Media Releases

    Image of Kelly Becker, GRDC Northern Panellist

    Article Date
    21.10.2014
    Region
    North

    With summer fast approaching, northern grain growers thinking of double cropping their country should be preparing now and addressing questions of soil nutrition, water availability and weed pressure.

  • Soil nutrition workshops planned for CQ

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    16.10.2014
    Region
    North

    Correctly matching soil nutrient needs with fertiliser application can deliver significant production and profitability rewards to growers and will be the focus of an upcoming workshop series in Central Queensland.

  • Checklist for retaining seed at harvest

    Media Releases

    Image of John Sheppard, GRDC Northern Panel member.

    Article Date
    15.10.2014
    Region
    North

    With harvest fast approaching, many grain growers will be considering the option of retaining their own winter crop seed for next year’s planting.

    Before heading down this path, growers electing to store their own seed should consider the following factors to ensure a healthy crop is established next season.

  • Leaf area duration key to yield in HRZ

    Media Releases

    Green leaves.

    Article Date
    15.10.2014
    Region
    South

    Yield can be increased by keeping the crop canopy greener for longer with the use of fungicides, according to research by the Foundation for Arable Research Australia (FAR).

  • Don't let snails spoil grain harvest

    Media Releases

    Snails and harvesters

    Article Date
    15.10.2014
    Region
    South

    The South Australian Research and Development Institute Entomology Unit advises that monitoring snail populations before harvest is recommended to determine the need for header modifications, as movement into crop heads is dependent on weather conditions.