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  • Diamondback moth alert for canola crops

    News

    Diamondback Moth in Canola

    Article Date
    15.09.2014
    Region
    South

    While growers have been focused on the threat posed by green peach aphids, diamondback moth (DBM) also has the potential to cause significant losses in canola this season. Moths have been sighted in large numbers through South Australia across rainfall zones, and the September weather forecast could favour the moth’s development.

  • More wheat without adding water

    Media Releases

    2014 Eureka Prize winners, including GRDC's Stuart Kearns

    Article Date
    11.09.2014
    Region
    National

    For their game-changing success developing more water-efficient grain-farming methods, the Water Use Efficiency Initiative team consisting of CSIRO’s John Kirkegaard and James Hunt, and Stuart Kearns of the Grains Research and Development Corporation, have been awarded the Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture.

  • WA grain growing family scoop national award

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    11.09.2014
    Region
    National, West

    Western Australia’s Smith family have been named Grain Growers of the Year at the Kondinin Group-ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards in Melbourne on Wednesday, September 10.
    Hailing from Dumbleyung, the Smiths have been running Kingussie Farming since 1945 with the fourth generation of the family now taking up major management roles in the farm business, and setting up the farm for the next generation.

  • GRDC heads north for spring tour (Southern Queensland)

    Media Releases

    Image of James Clark, GRDC Northern Panel chair

    Article Date
    04.09.2014
    Region
    North

    Cutting edge grain industry research will take centre stage next week when the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel travels to Southern Queensland.

  • Hundreds of growers attend GRDC Updates in SQ

    Media Releases

    Picture of attendees Russell Taylor, St John Kent and Rob Taylor

    Article Date
    03.09.2014
    Region
    North

    Attendance at last week’s Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grain Research Updates suggests that Southern Queensland grain growers are thirsty for knowledge on the latest data on agronomic and varietal trial work to help boost on-farm productivity and profitability.

  • Kimba workshop to discuss frost damage to EP crops

    Media Releases

    Frost, SA 2014

    Article Date
    02.09.2014
    Region
    South

    Eyre Peninsula farm advisers and their grain-growing clients who have been affected by recent severe frosts will gather in Kimba on Friday (September 5) to discuss the situation.

  • GRDC panellists heading out to WA paddocks

    Media Releases

    GRDC Spring Tours taking place in a paddock.

    Article Date
    01.09.2014
    Region
    West

    Western Australian grain growers have the opportunity to directly express their research priorities to key decision makers in coming weeks.

  • Regional crop networks informing new grains research

    Media Releases

    Susan Findlay Tickner, Barry Mudge, Jen Lillecrapp

    Article Date
    01.09.2014
    Region
    South

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN) initiative, launched in 2012, has enhanced the corporation’s appreciation of region-specific challenges faced by growers and its ability to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • Break crops could hold key to tap soil phosphorus reserves

    On Farm Trials

    Three scientists sampling field peas in a crop

    Article Date
    01.09.2014
    Region
    South


    University of Adelaide research, funded by the GRDC, on break crops has demonstrated positive effects on phosphorus uptake and yield in subsequent wheat crops.

    Application of phosphorus fertiliser is commonly required in Australia, however only 10-30% of applied fertiliser is taken up by crops, meaning that a large proportion of the fertiliser costs are lost.

    University research fellow Dr Ashlea Doolette has spent the past three years investigating whether break crops can be used to ‘unlock’ some of the lost P in order to improve phosphorus uptake and grain yields of subsequent wheat crops.

  • Nipping budworm in the bud

    Media Releases

    A budworm on a plant.

    Article Date
    01.09.2014
    Region
    West

    Western Australian growers considering whether to control native budworm can be guided by monitoring crops and using a table which calculates the economic threshold for spraying the late-season pest.