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  • 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.

  • Soil nutrition workshops planned for CQ

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    16.10.2014
    Region
    North

    Correctly matching soil nutrient needs with fertiliser application can deliver significant production and profitability rewards to growers and will be the focus of an upcoming workshop series in Central Queensland.

  • Checklist for retaining seed at harvest

    Media Releases

    Image of John Sheppard, GRDC Northern Panel member.

    Article Date
    15.10.2014
    Region
    North

    With harvest fast approaching, many grain growers will be considering the option of retaining their own winter crop seed for next year’s planting.

    Before heading down this path, growers electing to store their own seed should consider the following factors to ensure a healthy crop is established next season.

  • Don't let snails spoil grain harvest

    Media Releases

    Snails and harvesters

    Article Date
    15.10.2014
    Region
    South

    The South Australian Research and Development Institute Entomology Unit advises that monitoring snail populations before harvest is recommended to determine the need for header modifications, as movement into crop heads is dependent on weather conditions.

  • Leaf area duration key to yield in HRZ

    Media Releases

    Green leaves.

    Article Date
    15.10.2014
    Region
    South

    Yield can be increased by keeping the crop canopy greener for longer with the use of fungicides, according to research by the Foundation for Arable Research Australia (FAR).

  • CQ growers applauded for R&D adoption

    Media Releases

    Image of northern region panellist Keith Harris at Quirindi.

    Article Date
    13.10.2014
    Region
    North

    Central Queensland growers demonstrated how quickly and effectively they can adapt to agronomy and production challenges during the recent Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel tour.

  • Growers advised to take control of wild radish before it's too late

    Media Releases

    wild radish

    Article Date
    13.10.2014
    Region
    South

    An investigation into the increasing incidence of herbicide resistance in broadleaf weeds in the Victorian Wimmera-Mallee region has delivered fresh insights into the extent of resistance in wild radish and options for its management.

  • Collie farmer congratulated on prestigious Nuffield Scholarship

    Media Releases

    Image of Andrew Freeth, Nuffield Scholarship winner 2014, at his farm in Collie

    Article Date
    09.10.2014
    Region
    North

    Collie district farmer Andrew Freeth is no stranger to taking on new challenges.

    As a fourth generation farmer, he and his family have seen their fair share of fluctuations in seasons, markets and farming practices but have always maintained a keen interest in changing their approach to improve farming productivity and profitability.

  • STB warning bells sound

    Media Releases

    Nick Poole

    Article Date
    09.10.2014
    Region
    South

    Rust has taken a back seat as the primary disease for wheat in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) of south-eastern Australia with Septoria Tritici Blotch (STB) taking the reins as the biggest headache for growers over the last three seasons.

  • Communication a key focus for GRDC

    Media Releases

    Image of Jules Dixon, GRDC northern region panellist.

    Article Date
    08.10.2014
    Region
    North

    Facilitating communication between growers and the research community is a key priority for the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) northern panel.
    It’s important on a number of fronts – it gives growers access to the latest research data and recommendations on industry best practice which, in turn, is critical to boosting yield potential and farm profitability.