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How to prioritise soil constraint amelioration

22 Jan 2022

The choice of strategy for soil amelioration depends on each grower's budget, equipment and experience with the various processes. Some ameliorations are largely variable costs (wetters, moisture retainers) but others,...

Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Stripe rust incursions create huge challenges

21 Jan 2022

The impact of exotic cereal rust incursions was on full display in eastern Australia during the 2021 season, especially across...


New pre-breeding co-investment to tackle sorghum lodging

20 Jan 2022

A new $11.6 million, five-and-a-half-year joint investment is aiming to address lodging in sorghum.

Grower Stories

Dunlop’s disc system allows for good moisture retention at sowing and fast sowing speeds

19 Jan 2022

With a long-term goal of moisture conservation, the Dunlop brothers retain high cereal stubble loads using a stripper front on...


Versatile vetch builds system agility

18 Jan 2022

In the past 30 years vetch has become an established part of Australia’s cropping landscape, especially in dryland mallee areas such as south-eastern Western Australia around Esperance, all across South Australia, in Victoria’s Mallee and central regions, and in New South Wales’ Riverina and central west cropping zones. Grower Charlie Williams, owner of one of Victoria’s biggest hay and stockfeed...


Study looks at safety of GM omega-3 canola

16 Jan 2022

Scientists from Australia and the US have published a study in the Frontiers of Nutrition journal on the food and...

Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Sentinels boost region-specific pest and disease monitoring

15 Jan 2022

The iMapPESTS team successfully deployed its new and improved mobile surveillance unit, Sentinel 5, to Tamworth Agricultural Institute (TAI) in...

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