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  • Superior crop sequences a winner for farm profitability

    Media Releases

    A man smiling while standing with his arms crossed

    Article Date
    08.02.2016
    Region
    North

    Well-managed crop sequences can almost double the profitability of farming operations in the northern grains region.

  • Tiny bugs tackle big crop disease problems

    Media Releases

    Petri dish sample containing microscopic soil-dwelling

    Article Date
    05.02.2016
    Region
    West

    Microscopic soil bacteria with anti-fungal properties are being put to the test as potential biocontrol agents in the war against some of the most costly diseases affecting WA wheat and canola crops.

  • Williamson hits the ground running on second term

    Media Releases

    Young man standing in a field on a sunny day

    Article Date
    04.02.2016
    Region
    North

    Young, university-educated and professionally trained Jack Williamson is amongst a new breed of grain growers with a passion for agriculture and a determination to effect change.

  • Boost crop profitability with soil testing

    Media Releases

    Man sitting in-front of a bush facing the camera

    Article Date
    02.02.2016
    Region
    North

    Northern region grain growers can maximise the yield potential of this winter’s crop and ensure sustainable, long term land management through strategic soil testing.

  • Use the dry to understand subsoil constraints

    Media Releases

    Dr Melissa Fraser in a soil pit at Frances, SA.

    Article Date
    02.02.2016
    Region
    South

    There are few positives to come out of back-to-back dry seasons - such as that experienced by South Australia’s south east - but growers can use the experience to dig deep below the soil surface to understand what is contributing to crops not fulfilling their yield potential.

  • Summer grains set to take centre stage in March

    Media Releases

    a large field of sorghum grass

    Article Date
    01.02.2016
    Region
    North

    The enormous contribution summer grain crops make to the productivity and profitability of Australian farming systems will be in the spotlight in March during the 2016 Australian Summer Grains Conference.

  • Spotlight on septoria management at Riverton workshop

    Media Releases

    A man standing in a class room holding a plant in front of a projector screen

    Article Date
    01.02.2016
    Region
    South

    A Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded workshop in Riverton in March will provide agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers with the latest advice on management of the cereal disease septoria.

  • Canola management the focus of Launceston workshop

    Media Releases

    Man kneeling among potted plants nutrient injection instrument in right hand and a potted plant in left

    Article Date
    01.02.2016
    Region
    South

    A Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded workshop in Launceston in March will provide Tasmania’s agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers with advice and support for improved management of canola for grazing and grain production

  • GRDC Update looks at drivers shaping agriculture

    Media Releases

    Portrait image of Robert Saik

    Article Date
    01.02.2016
    Region
    West

    Canadian-based farm consultant and ‘agrologist’, Robert Saik, is a passionate global advocate for scientists and the vital research and development underpinning agricultural production.

  • Risky business focus at WA farm forums

    Media Releases

    Cam Nicholson kneeling in a open field on a cloudy day

    Article Date
    29.01.2016
    Region
    West

    Managing risk in a farm business should centre on the size and frequency of ‘extremes’, rather than averages, according to farm management consultant Cam Nicholson.