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Author: Clarisa Collis

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  • Pathology expert reflects on distinguished career
    Pathology expert reflects on distinguished career
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 22 Apr 2022

    One of Australia’s most respected cereal disease experts has retired from a distinguished career spanning four decades.

  • Fire spurs farm business regeneration
    Fire spurs farm business regeneration
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 20 Apr 2022

    The largest fire in the history of Kangaroo Island has led to restoration and renewal in the Stanton family’s farm business off the coast of South Australia.

  • Research seeks out perfect paddock marriage
    Research seeks out perfect paddock marriage
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 29 Mar 2022

    Observation of local trials at the Rutherglen Research Institute has prompted north-east Victorian grower Ashley Fraser to rethink the potential for intercropping in his family's farm business at Rutherglen. The district trials tested the productivity and profitability of four companion crops, each combining two crop species.

  • Paddock companions show profitable potential
    Paddock companions show profitable potential
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 25 Mar 2022

    Victorian growers Ashley Fraser from Rutherglen and Tom Briggs from Norong relate their on-farm experiences growing different types of companion crops in the state's north-east. Both growers were spectators of local intercropping trials at the Rutherglen Research Institute as part of the Victorian Grains Innovation Partnership.

  • 3D mapping profiles soil-based constraints
    3D mapping profiles soil-based constraints
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 13 Feb 2022

    The link between crop performance and soil-based constraints is emerging from a new 3D mapping strategy that aims to guide and prioritise on-farm soil amelioration works.

  • On-farm tool blends sensor technologies
    On-farm tool blends sensor technologies
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 02 Feb 2022

    Scientists are developing new on-farm systems combining sensor technologies that enable growers to determine both the market class and quality grade of pulses and cereals defined by Grain Trade Australia standards.

  • On-farm amelioration concept shifts into top gear
    On-farm amelioration concept shifts into top gear
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 01 Feb 2022

    South Australian grower Rob Pocock plans to use a new 'plough and sow' machine as part of a holistic program that aims to lift soil performance on his family's mixed farm at Lameroo.

  • Multi-function amelioration concept revs into reality
    Multi-function amelioration concept revs into reality
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 26 Jan 2022

    South Australian grower Rob Pocock came up with the concept for a prototype 'plough and sow' machine, which has become a reality through GRDC-invested research led by Mallee Sustainable Farming in partnership with the University of South Australia and Adelaide-based machinery manufacturer John Shearer.

  • Sustainability in agribusiness landscape explored
    Sustainability in agribusiness landscape explored
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 29 Oct 2021

    High-profile grains industry leaders – GrainCorp chief executive Robert Spurway and Allied Pinnacle chief executive Rob Rogers – explored sustainability in the agribusiness landscape as part of a ‘chief executives in conversation’ presentation at the 2021 Australian Grains Industry Conference.

  • Fire fright leads to emergency lift
    Fire fright leads to emergency lift
    Author: Clarisa Collis, 19 Oct 2021

    Fire safety is top of mind for South Australian grower Michael Treloar this season after lightning sparked a small – but frightening – paddock fire on his Cummins property about two weeks into harvest in November 2020. Michael, who is also a GRDC southern panelist, urges growers across the country to prioritise workplace, health and safety during this year's harvest.

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