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Author: Rebecca Thyer

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  • Workshops help growers begin PA journey
    Workshops help growers begin PA journey
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 22 Jul 2021

    Knowing where to start is often the hardest part for those considering precision agriculture, which GRDC-supported workshops are aimed at addressing

  • Peanut breeding stalwart heads to the mountains
    Peanut breeding stalwart heads to the mountains
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 20 Jul 2021

    After 35 years in peanut breeding, Dr Graeme Wright looks back at career highlights as he helps his team transition to the next stage

  • Peanut breeding enters new era
    Peanut breeding enters new era
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 19 Jul 2021

    With new tools, a new team and a new project, peanut breeding is entering a new phase as it transitions away from GRDC support

  • Aphid’s early arrival linked to virus severity
    Aphid’s early arrival linked to virus severity
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 15 Jul 2021

    Faba beans faced a severe viral epidemic last year with the early arrival of aphids, pressing researchers to further explore control options

  • Statistics help decipher ‘noisy’ agronomic trials
    Statistics help decipher ‘noisy’ agronomic trials
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 12 Jul 2021

    A game changing statistical model is under development to tease out the influence that different environmental characteristics have on trials which could lead to a better understanding of agronomic management across changing seasons.

  • Call to redefine soil constraints
    Call to redefine soil constraints
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 06 Jul 2021

    Referring to physically dispersive soils as sodic soils is leading to ineffective and uneconomical testing and management strategies

  • Lesson learned as soil tests beat costly assumptions
    Lesson learned as soil tests beat costly assumptions
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 05 Jul 2021

    Northern New South Wales grower Jack Pearlman saved more than $50,000 by checking if gypsum would address perceived sodicity issues before applying it

  • Ripper idea to engineer soil fix
    Ripper idea to engineer soil fix
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 02 Jul 2021

    Dreaming big, researchers and a machinery manufacturer have developed a ripper that can ameliorate soils at depth, an important part of a transformational soils project

  • Weed biology provides control pointers
    Weed biology provides control pointers
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 25 May 2021

    A better understanding of weed biology for major and emerging weed species in the northern region may better inform control and management options

  • Slow nitrogen tomorrow’s gain
    Slow nitrogen tomorrow’s gain
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 22 May 2021

    Research is showing that nitrogen’s slower movement through northern soils has particular benefits, including being available for crops in following seasons, but it comes with some potential management changes

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