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Peer-to-peer learning propelled lentil leap

15 May 2022

Making the decision to try out a new crop like lentil is never easy, but Mannum grower, Matt Starick, says local knowledge he got from talking with other growers in...

Crops

Early acidity management essential for pulse success

14 May 2022

Soil acidity is an increasing issue across South Australia’s cropping zone. Prompt amelioration is necessary to prevent the development of...

Agronomy

Prize to test novel frost intervention feasibility

13 May 2022

Mitigating frost in cropping systems is complex, but there may be a new tool available in the future through some creative thinking on behalf of...

Weeds, Pests and Diseases Fungicide timing essential for chocolate spot
Agronomy

‘Measure to manage’ nitrogen expenditure in HRZ

11 May 2022

Grain growers in the southern cropping region’s high rainfall zone (HRZ) are urged to undertake critical deep nitrogen soil testing...

Innovation

Innovators turn straw into renewable ammonia

10 May 2022

Increasing fertiliser prices and lack of security of supply, together with a need to use more sustainable resources, have been the catalyst for two innovative companies to consider ways to produce hydrogen from crop straw. HydGene Renewables and Wildfire Energy have been supported by the Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative to develop their proof-of-concept technologies that have the...

Crops

Putting a value on legume legacies

09 May 2022

Researchers have estimated the lasting impacts of legumes on canola

Innovation

Windrowing an aid to harvest logistics

08 May 2022

A small on-farm trial compared direct heading of canola versus windrowing at Breil Jackson’s property near Nyngan, New South Wales

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