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  • Local cropping challenges in focus at Parkes grains research Update

    Media Releases

    Image of Neil Fettell

    Article Date
    30.06.2015
    Region
    South

    The battle against herbicide resistance in weeds will be up for discussion at a grains research forum in Parkes next month.

  • More profit from every crop with GRDC Update

    Media Releases

    Image of James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair.

    Article Date
    30.06.2015
    Region
    North

    Growing profitable crops `from the ground up’ will be a key theme at a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update at Jondaryan in August.

  • Controlling ryegrass with Group A herbicides

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    29.06.2015
    Region
    North

    A large and increasing number of growers now have high levels of resistance to all Group A herbicides. This is leading to a major switch to the use of pre-emergent herbicides as the mainstay of many herbicide programs targeted at ryegrass. However, in spite of resistance, many populations of ryegrass can still be controlled by one or more Group A herbicides and many users still rely on post-emergent applications of Group A herbicides to manage escapes in wheat and broadleaf crops.

    To maximise performance of Group A herbicides, there are a number of simple ground rules that need to be followed.

  • Research probes profitability of canola systems

    Media Releases

    Article Date
    29.06.2015
    Region
    West

    As canola production spreads into lower rainfall areas from its traditional high rainfall heartland, an important grower decision is whether to grow hybrid or open pollinated (OP) canola varieties.

  • Are aphids bugging you? Help is available

    Media Releases

    Image of green peach aphids. Photo by A. Weeks

    Article Date
    29.06.2015
    Region
    West

    Resources are available to help Western Australian growers manage aphid infestations on grain crops.

    Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) entomologist Svetlana Micic said a variety of aphid species were present on crops that had been moisture stressed early in the growing season.

  • Campbell Town to host grains research Update

    Media Releases

    Photo of Keith Pengilley

    Article Date
    29.06.2015
    Region
    South

    Issues impacting on the productivity and profitability of Tasmanian farming systems will be the focus of a grains research forum in Campbell Town next month.

  • Local research targets septoria in Bannister* oats

    Media Releases

    Image of a Bannister oats crop at Western Australia

    Article Date
    26.06.2015
    Region
    West

    Using fungicides to control septoria leaf blotch in Bannister* oats may improve crop yields when good spring rain is received, but can’t be relied on to reduce grain staining at the end of the season.

  • Crop into the future with GRDC Updates

    Media Releases

    Image of Sharon O’Keeffe, GRDC manager regional grower services, north.

    Article Date
    24.06.2015
    Region
    North

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will raise the bar on crop productivity next month when some of Australia’s leading grains researchers visit Moree and Coonamble for the annual GRDC Grain Research Updates to equip growers with practical management advice in areas such as soil nutrition, weed control and grain storage.

  • New manual offers advisers a wealth of herbicide knowledge

    Media Releases

    Image of Mark Congreve, ICAN senior consultant.

    Article Date
    23.06.2015
    Region
    North

    A new pre-emergent herbicide manual focusing on herbicide behaviour in soil is providing grains advisers across Queensland and New South Wales with the background science to effectively control problem weeds and tackle the on-going challenge of herbicide resistance.

  • Timely septoria control boosts oat profitability

    Media Releases

    Image of Shauna Stone, GRDC western regional panel member.

    Article Date
    22.06.2015
    Region
    West

    Research has shown that foliar fungicides can significantly reduce the severity of the disease septoria blotch in Bannister oats and applications around the time of flag leaf emergence appear to be most effective.