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  • Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene
    Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 22 Jan 2021

    Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative scientists have identified one of the genes that enables annual ryegrass to detoxify and become resistant to different herbicides

  • Trainee program future-proofing grains science
    Trainee program future-proofing grains science
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 19 Jan 2021

    An on-the-job training initiative is helping to upskill early career scientists in grains research

  • Pre-sowing hygiene to protect next season’s crops
    Pre-sowing hygiene to protect next season’s crops
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 18 Jan 2021

    Crop disease expert issues reminder to lower disease risk

  • Disease check urged before planting 2021 chickpeas
    Disease check urged before planting 2021 chickpeas
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 11 Jan 2021

    A leading plant pathologist is urging chickpea growers to assess the risk of Ascochyta blight in paddocks and seed before sowing their 2021 crops

  • High yield push at Wallendbeen
    High yield push at Wallendbeen
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 17 Dec 2020

    A trial site has been set up at Wallendbeen, New South Wales, to try and find out what it takes to push wheat and canola yields to new highs

  • Vetch trialled as a dual-purpose break crop
    Vetch trialled as a dual-purpose break crop
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 26 Nov 2020

    Difficult-to-manage sodic and dispersive soils make growing high-value pulse crops a challenge for the Allen family, but vetch is showing promise on soils less prone to transient waterlogging

  • Above-average season a test for sodic soils
    Above-average season a test for sodic soils
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 25 Nov 2020

    Highly alkaline sodic and dispersive subsoils are a significant production constraint for Peter and Robert Allen, but trials exploring the deep placement of amendments are finally starting to show promise as a tactic to improve crop water use and grain yields

  • Weed size matters
    Weed size matters
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 16 Nov 2020

    To improve control rates, weed management specialists recommend targeting weeds when they are small

  • Fortified wheats show promise on sodic soils
    Fortified wheats show promise on sodic soils
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 13 Nov 2020

    Pre-breeders have developed advanced wheat lines with tolerance to some of the physical and chemical stresses found in areas with alkaline and dispersive subsoils

  • Satellite data diagnosing soil constraints
    Satellite data diagnosing soil constraints
    Author: Nicole Baxter, 21 Sep 2020

    With soil constraints estimated to cost Australian grain growers more than $1.5 billion in lost production every year, researchers at the University of Queensland are using satellites to help stem this loss

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