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  • Plan ahead to keep crown rot at bay

    Media Releases

    Article Date
    30.03.2015
    Region
    North

    Crown rot is likely to rear its head once again this year however growers can minimise its impact on yield potential by undertaking a paddock disease assessment prior to planting, selecting appropriate varieties and knowing seed purity.

    Crown rot is caused by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum and is one of the most serious disease threats to winter cereal crops in Australia.

  • Growers encouraged to use MouseAlert ahead of sowing crops

    Media Releases

    Steve Henry weighs a mouse. Photo by Alice Kenney

    Article Date
    26.03.2015
    Region
    South

    Grain growers in the southern cropping region are encouraged to monitor mouse populations and activity using MouseAlert (www.mousealert.org.au) in the lead-up to sowing of this year’s winter crops.

  • Revised ascochyta blight strategy for CQ growers

    Media Releases

    Gordon Cumming

    Article Date
    24.03.2015
    Region
    North

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is encouraging Central Queensland chickpea growers to adhere to revised recommendations for ascochyta blight management this winter as a means of maximising crop yield potential and profitability.

    Pulse Australia’s national development manager Gordon Cumming said the revised strategy focussed on three key areas – diligent farm hygiene practices, the use of locally-sourced commercial quality assured seed, and having an alternative seed sourcing plan if local supplies are unavailable.

  • Break it up for long-term profitability

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    23.03.2015
    Region
    West

    Break crops, which may appear unprofitable alone, can significantly increase economic returns by increasing the yields and quality of subsequent crops.

    This is the consistent finding from research funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) under its long-term Crop Sequence Initiative, which aims to improve understanding of the risks and benefits that come with including a broader range of crop types in the farming system.

  • Tenders sought for GRDC services panel

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    20.03.2015
    Region
    National

    Tenders are invited for an ‘investment services panel’ being established by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to help quicken its response to issues restricting grower profitability.

  • Farmers share successful business strategies in new manual

    Media Releases

    Mike Krause and Nigel Wilhelm

    Article Date
    19.03.2015
    Region
    South

    Farm enterprises located throughout the southern cropping region are profiled in a first-of-its-kind farm business management manual that has just been launched by GRDC.

  • GRDC takes a 'ground up' approach to RD&E

    Media Releases

    Image of Sharon O’Keeffe, GRDC Manager Regional Grower Services

    Article Date
    19.03.2015
    Region
    North

    Issues identification and research prioritisation are core business for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Defining an issue at ground level, whether it is production or profitability focused, is the first step in finding a solution.

  • Southern and central NSW grain growers prep for 2015

    Media Releases

    Image of Chris Blanchard

    Article Date
    19.03.2015
    Region
    South

    Grain growers and their advisers in southern and central New South Wales have been armed with the latest research results and advice on cropping issues at GRDC forums at Wagga Wagga and Corowa recently.

  • Durum wheat growers urged to stay ahead of crown rot risk

    Media Releases

    San Remo Durum Grower of the Year Award 2010 recipient Alwyn Dyer of Kaniva, Victoria

    Article Date
    18.03.2015
    Region
    South

    Growers of durum wheat are being encouraged to test their paddocks for the soil-borne disease crown rot before embarking on this year’s sowing programs.

  • Grains industry prepares for 2015 cropping season

    Media Releases

    Frost on grains crop by Ben Biddulph

    Article Date
    18.03.2015
    Region
    South

    Victorian grain growers and their advisers are being armed with the latest research information and resources to help guide them through the 2015 cropping season.

    Grains industry personnel from across the State have been attending Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grains research Updates where they have been informed of the most recent outcomes and recommendations from the research and development sector.