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Machinery decisions start with the maths

04 Mar 2021

A simple Excel spreadsheet is a useful tool to calculate the return on assets before investing in machinery

Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Disease-resistant oats support bright future for crop

03 Mar 2021

Growing demand from health-conscious consumers is leading to improved economic returns to growers and an increase in the area sown...


Shining the light on a northern region research extension star

02 Mar 2021

GRDC awarded CSIRO scientist Dr Lindsay Bell the 2021 GRDC Seed of Light Award for his groundbreaking work across Queensland and NSW.

Weeds, Pests and Diseases Finding strategies to preserve disease resistance
Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Weigh up canola Blackleg risk before sowing

01 Mar 2021

Plant pathologists are encouraging canola growers to think about their Blackleg risks and how crops will be protected ahead of...

Weeds, Pests and Diseases New tool measures disease resistance impact

SNB resistance a case study in genetic fluidity

26 Feb 2021

Advanced analysis is helping to deploy newly discovered disease resistance genes against Septoria nodorum blotch (SNB) to achieve beneficial levels of protection under paddock conditions

Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Accurate diagnosis essential for disease control

25 Feb 2021

The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ cereal diagnostic service ensures accurate in-crop identification of diseases and other abiotic constraints. The...

Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Overcoming durum’s Achilles heel

24 Feb 2021

Durum wheat often commands a premium price, but its vulnerability to crown rot can make it a more risky option...

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