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Ground Cover is a free bi-monthly newspaper published by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. It provides technical information for grain growers, including updates on research, trials, new varieties, farmer activities and case studies.

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  • Ground Cover Issue 118: Sept-Oct 2015

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    Image of grower Stewart Hamilton

    Issue Number
    118

    In this issue....
    • Weed burden wilts under hay enterprise
    • Data harvest - our next agricultural revolution
    • Severe climate swings hastening a move to CTF
    • Enterprise flexibility on the Darling Downs

  • Ground Cover Issue 117: July-August 2015

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    Farmer in a field with some cows

    Issue Number
    117

    In this issue....
    GRDC Joins major global assault on crop weeds
    Nematode-starving linseed ticks all the boxes
    Spring-sown canola widens HRZ options
    Likely dry finish makes stored moisture a priority

  • Ground Cover Issue 116: May-June 2015

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    Image of Craig Reynolds

    Issue Number
    116

    In this issue...
    Double croppers warm to maize expansion
    Climate change driving practise change
    Technology enthusiasts look for resilience
    Breakthrough may provide climate-tailored wheat

  • Ground Cover Issue 115: Mar-Apr 2015

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    Image of a man with prototype bristle crop holders

    Issue Number
    115

    In this issue...
    Dry springs redefining the growing season
    Bristling at his grain losses, Gary invented.... bristles
    Legumes to pump prime wheat performance
    Centre to tackle high cost of fungal diseases

  • Ground Cover Issue 114: Jan-Feb 2015

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    Image of Jasmin Koric with her partner Jay and his brothers Brad and Travis Collins

    Issue Number
    114

    In this issue...
    Faba bean potential as southern rotation option
    Growers seek reslilence in organic option
    Next generation embraces the future
    Stay-green wheat may weaken drought's grip

  • Ground Cover Issue 113: Nov-Dec 2014

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    Photo of man and woman crouching in fron of harvester

    Issue Number
    113

    In this issue...
    Robot army of weed killers in training
    Tighter fallow management gives wheat best chance
    Profit analysis steers business towards barley
    Mystery of regional yield variability solved

  • Ground Cover Issue 112: Sept-Oct 2014

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    Image of a man and some machinery

    Issue Number
    112

    In this issue...
    Ingenuity pushes mainstay crop limits
    Wet start allows time to champion industry's needs
    Canola a tempting scenario for chickpea stalwart
    ‘Zombie’ genes in crop protection discovery

  • Ground Cover Issue 111: July-August 2014

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    Photo of man kneeling in field

    Issue Number
    111

    In this issue...
    Drainage takes water management to new level
    Weather watch guides sclerotinia spraying
    New varieties and rotations rescue lost potential

  • Ground Cover Issue 110: May-June 2014

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    A man standing in a paddock

    Issue Number
    110

    In this issue...
    New DNA markers tap further into wheat's genetic diversity;
    Infrastructure investment lifts business acumen;
    Nitrogen trials deliver 10-tonne yields in HRZ barley.

  • Ground Cover Issue 109: Mar-Apr 2014

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    Photo of man with barley

    Issue Number
    109

    In this issue...
    Growers and researchers team with brewers for fresher beer
    Experiments start to make sense of early sowing strategies
    New methods to harness genetic diversity rais hopes for frost tolerance.