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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.

  • Issues identified ‘from the ground up’

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    24.11.2014
    Region
    West

    What are Western Australian grain growers’ top-of-mind grain production issues?

    A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) publication provides a summary of priorities identified by GRDC Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs), which are comprised of growers, advisers and researchers.

  • Tips and tools for grain storage this harvest

    Media Releases

    Image of on-farm grain storage at the Candeloro family farm

    Article Date
    24.11.2014
    Region
    West

    Whether storing harvested grain for future marketing or crop planting, key factors to consider are silo hygiene and aeration, insect and pest control, grain quality and economics.

  • Log in and learn with GRDC weed webinars

    Media Releases

    Image of Mark Congreve, Senior Consultant ICAN.

    Article Date
    21.11.2014
    Region
    North

    The early and effective control of summer weeds is critical if northern growers are to maximise stored soil moisture and nutrients for next season’s crops.

  • Snail control starts in summer

    News

    Man showing damage where snails have attacked a crop

    Article Date
    21.11.2014
    Region
    South

    Monitoring of snails using cameras has shed light onto their movement and feeding behaviours in different weather conditions, which could alter the timing of when growers apply bait.
    A GRDC-supported project by the South Australian Research and Development Institute and the Ag Excellence Alliance on Yorke Peninsula has found that relative humidity, rather than temperature alone, appears to be a key driver in snail movements.

  • Soil disease tests critical ahead of 2015 barley plantings

    Media Releases

    Article Date
    20.11.2014
    Region
    South

    Soil-borne diseases cereal cyst nematode and crown rot have had a significant impact on barley yields, particularly on the lighter, sandy soils of Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales.

  • Chasing more crop per drop

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    18.11.2014
    Region
    North

    As grain growers across Australia’s northern cropping belt are well aware, heat and drought events can occur at any stage during the cropping season and take a substantial toll on crop production and profitability.

  • Ground breaking weeds research awarded

    Media Releases

    Image of Michael Walsh, AHRI researcher

    Article Date
    17.11.2014
    Region
    West

    Pioneering Western Australian research into techniques to control weed seeds in grain paddocks at harvest time has received international recognition.

  • Stored soil moisture critical for summer planting opportunities

    Media Releases

    Image of Dr Jeremy Whish, CSIRO Senior Research Scientist

    Article Date
    17.11.2014
    Region
    North

    Stored soil moisture will be a critical consideration in sorghum planting decisions this season with a spring break continuing to prove elusive across large areas of Queensland and New South Wales.