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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.

  • Wheat v barley as the first cereal following a break

    Media Releases

    Nick Poole at Southern Farming Systems' Westmere trial site.

    Article Date
    17.12.2014
    Region
    South

    High rainfall zone growers should consider growing a malting or feed barley over wheat as the first cereal after the break crop, based on data from National Variety Trials (NVT) in the region and Southern Farming Systems (SFS).

  • Make more from maize with GrowNotes

    Media Releases

    Image of James Clark, GRDC Northern Panel chairman

    Article Date
    16.12.2014
    Region
    North

    Maize growers now have an unparalleled opportunity to boost production and profitability with the release of the online Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Maize GrowNote module www.grdc.com.au/GrowNotes.

  • Get the dirt on soils at Masterclass

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    12.12.2014
    Region
    West

    Grain growers will have the opportunity to ask leading soil specialists these questions and more at a free ‘Soils Masterclass’ on the Campbell family’s property near Gibson, in the Esperance region, starting at 8.45am on February 12.

  • Dial the hotline for grain storage advice

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    11.12.2014
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    A Stored Grain National Information Hotline has been established to support growers with all their grain storage investments and practices. By phoning 1800 weevil (1800 933845), growers will be put in contact with their nearest grain storage specialist.

  • Clay testing vital to hone nutrient management

    Media Releases

    Image of David Hall

    Article Date
    10.12.2014
    Region
    West

    Research is highlighting the importance of testing clay before applying it to paddocks, as its properties can vary significantly and affect nutrient availability and uptake by grain crops.

  • Weed battle moves up a gear with new manual

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    10.12.2014
    Region
    South

    Well established in the northern grains region, feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR) is emerging as a problem for grain growers in the south, especially in the Central West region of New South Wales. To assist growers and their advisers in combating the weed, a new Integrated Weed Management of FTR manual has been published.

  • Bean cautious is crucial to protecting mungbeans and soybeans

    Media Releases

    Image of Etiella larvae in a mungbean pod

    Article Date
    08.12.2014
    Region
    North

    Etiella larvae (Etiella behrii) have infested an estimated 50 percent of mungbean pods in a crop in the Moree region, raising concern this season’s crops will return smaller yields leading into harvest.

  • GRDC wastes no time in researching new fertiliser options

    Media Releases

    Image of Will Martel, GRDC Northern Panellist

    Article Date
    05.12.2014
    Region
    North

    The processing of industrial waste into fertiliser is a concept that has attracted many a keen discussion over the kitchen tables of farming families.