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  • Bill relishes getting back to agricultural roots

    Media Releases

    Image of Bill Ryan, GRDC western regional panellist.

    Article Date
    21.05.2015
    Region
    West

    As a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western regional panellist, Bill Ryan has enjoyed getting back in the field and interacting with growers and industry people throughout Australia.

  • Personal growth comes with Susan's panel service

    Media Releases

    Image of Susan Hall, GRDC western regional panel member.

    Article Date
    20.05.2015
    Region
    West

    Serving as a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western regional panellist in recent years has been a rewarding experience for Western Australian extension specialist Susan Hall.

  • GRDC research queries N losses on northern soils

    Media Releases

    Graeme Schwenke

    Article Date
    18.05.2015
    Region
    North

    Grain growers in Australia’s northern cropping belt could save valuable time and operational costs by rethinking their fertiliser application practices, with research showing that fertiliser nitrogen (N) losses via ammonia volatilisation may not be as high as previously thought.

  • Research aids decisions on fertiliser application

    Media Releases

    Peter McKenzie

    Article Date
    18.05.2015
    Region
    North

    By Peter McKenzie, Agricultural Consulting & Extension Services agronomist, Quirindi, NSW

  • Pulse and oilseed fungal diseases tackled from all angles

    Media Releases

    Canola disease sclerotinia stem rot is being addressed through a suite of research programs being funded by the GRDC. Photo: Kurt Lindbeck. GRDC

    Article Date
    15.05.2015
    Region
    South

    Pulse and oilseed diseases which cost growers in the southern cropping region tens of millions of dollars every year are being tackled head-on through a suite of research programs being funded by the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

  • GRDC puts chickpea growers on ascochyta watch

    Media Releases

    Image of New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) senior plant pathologist Dr Kevin Moore

    Article Date
    14.05.2015
    Region
    North

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is warning chickpea growers to closely monitor crops for ascochyta blight infection this season to minimise the risk of yield loss.

  • Think big when deep sowing wheat

    Media Releases

    Image of wheat emerging out of the soil at Mullewa, WA.

    Article Date
    14.05.2015
    Region
    West

    Research has confirmed the importance of avoiding smaller-sized seed when deep sowing wheat and that some varieties are better suited to the practice than others.

  • Soil suppression leads to nematode egression

    Media Releases

    Image of Dr Nikki Seymour, DAF Senior Soil Microbiologist at the Leslie Research Facility in Toowoomba.

    Article Date
    14.05.2015
    Region
    North

    The battle against root lesion nematodes (RLNs) is going to ground with new research suggesting suppressive soils can provide an effective defence against the parasitic pest which costs Australian grain growers more than $250 million annually.

  • Growers welcome autumn rains but not uninvited pests

    Media Releases

    earwig

    Article Date
    13.05.2015
    Region
    South

    While decent autumn rains have been welcomed by many grain growers in the southern cropping region, they have also heralded the arrival of numerous invertebrate pests.

    Mites, earwigs, fleas, weevils, slugs and snails are appearing in agricultural areas of Victoria and southern New South Wales, according to the PestFacts south-eastern electronic news service which is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

  • GRDC to recruit new northern panel

    Media Releases

    Image of James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair.

    Article Date
    13.05.2015
    Region
    North

    Grain growers and industry personnel across Queensland and New South Wales are being offered an unparalleled opportunity to influence the future direction of northern grains research, with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) announcing it will appoint a new northern panel effective from September 1, 2015.