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  • Nitrogen fixation conference

    Nitrogen fixation conference

    Registrations are now open for the 17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference which will be held in South Australia from September 28 to October 2 this year. The conference will bring together Australian and international delegates with an ...

  • GRDC to gather with research partners starting with a national roadshow of workshops to help Australian grain growers be more profitable and sustainable

    GRDC to gather with research partners starting with a national roadshow of workshops to help Australian grain growers be more profitable and sustainable

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hoping to further enhance communication and collaboration with its research partners, starting with a national roadshow of workshops. In conjunction with the GRDC, the research community ...

  • DAFWA researcher wins Seed of Light award

    DAFWA researcher wins Seed of Light award

    The winner of the 2014 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western region Seed of Light award is Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) research officer Ben Biddulph. The presentation of the award – made annually to someone ...

  • Adding nitrogen to chickpeas is a double hit

    Adding nitrogen to chickpeas is a double hit

    Growers considering adding nitrogen to chickpeas to boost yield should save their money, according to the results of recent trial research. Trials by the Northern Grower Alliance and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation found ...

  • Grain storage advice for growers in central grainbelt

    Grain storage advice for growers in central grainbelt

    Central grainbelt growers keen to improve their on-farm grain storage systems are invited to attend local workshops in April. Grain storage expert Ben White, of the Kondinin Group, will present and take questions at the following events supported ...

  • Crown rot `elite wheat` closer to reality

    Crown rot `elite wheat` closer to reality

    Researchers may be close to developing high-yielding “elite wheats” with increased resistance to crown rot, a disease which costs the industry close to $100 million a year. Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland in ...

  • Don’t be caught out by exceeding pesticide MRLs

    Don’t be caught out by exceeding pesticide MRLs

    Growers of pulse crops selling to export markets should be wary of being caught out by exceeding pesticide MRLs (Maximum Residue Limits) set in the countries buying their produce, according to Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and ...

  • Project aims to tame wild radish impact in cropping regions

    Project aims to tame wild radish impact in cropping regions

    Wild radish and its resistance to herbicides is under scrutiny in Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee cropping region. A Grains Research and Development Corporation “fast track project”, instigated by the GRDC’s southern Regional ...

  • Agricultural consultant rounds out GRDC panel

    Agricultural consultant rounds out GRDC panel

    Well known agronomic and agribusiness consultant Chris Wilkins brings over 20 years’ experience in the Western Australian grains industry to his new role with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Hailing from Badgingarra in ...

  • Management skills driving successful farm businesses

    Management skills driving successful farm businesses

    Managing farm finances in good seasons is central to the success of farm businesses in poorer seasons, according to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). To support growers through seasons both good and bad, the GRDC has ...

  • Australian Growers directed to certified laboratories

    Australian Growers directed to certified laboratories

    Grain growers are encouraged to make sure that the soil testing laboratory they use in coming months is certified to conduct the test they require. This is one of the messages contained in a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) ...

  • In-crop nitrogen key to summer sorghum yields

    In-crop nitrogen key to summer sorghum yields

    With the summer cropping season on our doorstep, growers are weighing up their planting options against the market, seasonal conditions and gross margin calculations. For many the summer cropping rotation will include sorghum and maximising crop ...

  • Harvest`s hottest hits

    Harvest`s hottest hits

    Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin. An audio compact disc featuring some of the hottest cropping topics has been released by the Grains ...

  • Apply now for new grain leaders course - Australia

    Apply now for new grain leaders course - Australia

    Grain growers and industry professionals in the southern cropping region have until December 9 to apply for participation in a two-day Resilient Grain Leaders workshop. The workshop, to be held in Bendigo (Victoria) on March 13-14, is a new Grains ...

  • Weed control wheely important

    Weed control wheely important

    Using additional wheel track nozzles is the most useful thing growers can do to improve coverage in the sprayer’s wheel tracks when summer fallow spraying with non-residual, knockdown herbicides. Information that can help Western Australian ...

  • The burning issue of combine harvester fires

    The burning issue of combine harvester fires

    Preventative and precautionary measures are essential in reducing the potential for combine harvester fires, according to a Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded investigation into the issue. A spate of harvester fires last season on ...

  • Using rotation crops to improve soil quality

    Using rotation crops to improve soil quality

    Soil quality issues are being researched within two crop rotation experiments that started in 1994 at Narrabri. They compare several crop rotations that include or exclude legume phases. The data presented here relate to the most recent 2-year ...

  • SA growers advised to monitor crops as stem rust emerges

    SA growers advised to monitor crops as stem rust emerges

    South Australian grain producers are encouraged to closely monitor wheat crops following the emergence of both stem and leaf rust on the West Coast and in the Lower North. Stem rust has been found in an area of about 16 kilometres in diameter near ...

  • Agribusiness crop updates to reach broader audience

    Agribusiness crop updates to reach broader audience

    The Department of Agriculture and Food and the Grains Research and Development Corporation have formed an alliance to ensure the State’s Agribusiness Crop Updates continue over the next three years. The alliance has contracted the Grains Industry ...

  • SA growers advised to monitor crops as stripe rust emerges

    SA growers advised to monitor crops as stripe rust emerges

    South Australian grain producers are encouraged to closely monitor wheat crops following the first reports of stripe rust for the season. ‘Hot spots’ of stripe rust have been found in several paddocks of Wyalkatchem wheat near Balaklava and Dublin ...