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  • Crop diagnosis and response a click away for agronomists

    Media Releases

    CropPro

    Article Date
    20.08.2014
    Region
    South

    A new web-based diagnostic tool to assist agronomists in identifying and managing cropping constraints was unveiled today.

  • Growers warned to be on alert for aphids

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    18.08.2014
    Region
    North

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has sounded a warning to northern region grain growers to be ‘on alert’ for increases in aphid numbers in the lead up to spring.

    Aphid population development has been high this year following the unusually mild and dry start to the winter season, particularly in faba bean and other early sown crops like canola and cereals which experienced high aphid pressure up until the onset of cold temperatures and frost in early July.

  • Drop into GRDC marquee to discuss research needs

    Media Releases

    Image of GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts

    Article Date
    15.08.2014
    Region
    West

    Dowerin, Newdegate and Mingenew field day attendees are invited to drop into the new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) marquee for a cuppa and to chat about their research needs.

  • Fungicide not the solution to black spotting on barley

    Media Releases

    Image of black spot on barley. Photo supplied by DAFF.

    Article Date
    15.08.2014
    Region
    North

    Growers are being warned not to spend valuable dollars on fungicide sprays in an attempt to halt the recent black spotting on barley crops in the northern region.
    Unusual weather patterns over the past two months are largely being blamed for a rise in the incidence of black spots on the leaves of barley crops.

  • GRDC and NSW DPI fire up the BBQ for growers at AgQuip

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    14.08.2014
    Region
    North

    Grain growers making the pilgrimage to this year’s Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days at Gunnedah, NSW can get an early start on Wednesday and beat the crowds.

  • Crop disease researchers Eureka finalists

    Media Releases

    Image of Professor Richard Oliver from Curtin University's Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM).

    Article Date
    14.08.2014
    Region
    West

    A Curtin University research team is a 2014 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes finalist, recognising its research into diseases of wheat which will contribute to multi-million dollar savings to Australian agriculture.

  • Chickpea growers urged to be on Ascochyta alert

    Media Releases

    Image of Ascochyta patch in PBA HatTrick crop

    Article Date
    13.08.2014
    Region
    North

    Ascochyta blight has reared its head in chickpea crops in parts of northern and north central New South Wales.

  • Check what lies beneath the canola canopy

    Media Releases

    Image of Dusty Severtson, of UWA and DAFWA, in a New Norcia paddock that was one of the 2013 sites for field trials researching the distribution of cabbage aphids. Photo supplied by UWA.

    Article Date
    13.08.2014
    Region
    West

    Researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) are confident earlier detection of some types of aphids is possible if you know where to look.
    Late winter and spring has traditionally been the time to sample canola crops for cabbage and turnip aphids, which can cause widespread damage from feeding on leaves and shoot tips and sucking sap.

  • Get a head start on summer fallow management

    Media Releases

    Image of a tall fleabane and a flaxleaf fleabane.

    Article Date
    13.08.2014
    Region
    West

    Western Australian grain growers can get a head start on summer fallow weed management by controlling fleabane early.
    Andrew Storrie, of Agronomo, said fleabane was a major weed of WA summer fallows, particularly in the State’s southern cropping areas, and normally germinated in late August or early September.

  • Grains challenges opportunities on agenda at Naracoorte forum

    Media Releases

    Jon Midwood, SFS

    Article Date
    12.08.2014
    Region
    South

    Cropping issues of most concern to grain growers in the South-East will be dissected and discussed at a grains research forum in Naracoorte later this month.