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Author: Rebecca Thyer

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  • Herbicide tolerant soybeans launched
    Herbicide tolerant soybeans launched
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 08 Oct 2020

    Three new herbicide-tolerant soybean varieties have been launched that widen the crops’ growing range.

  • Integration roadmap for Top End grain
    Integration roadmap for Top End grain
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 04 Oct 2020

    Northern Australia has long been touted for its agriculture potential. A situational analysis on broadacre cropping agrees, finding that this potential is best realised if integrated with other enterprises.

  • Increase in PAW dramatically increases yields
    Increase in PAW dramatically increases yields
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 03 Oct 2020

    Cover cropping can dramatically increase the following crop’s yield, support plant-available water (PAW) and increase net PAW accumulation

  • Turning water into grain – lesson from Texas
    Turning water into grain – lesson from Texas
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 01 Oct 2020

    Central Queensland growers Luke and Sophie Bradley are used to “turning over” some grain, despite the dry conditions.

  • Knowledge door opens on a slice of cake
    Knowledge door opens on a slice of cake
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 30 Sep 2020

    Water variability led this Central Queensland grower to explore how precision agriculture can help tailor management strategies to suit different areas

  • Widespread acidic soils impede legume potential
    Widespread acidic soils impede legume potential
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 29 Sep 2020

    A survey of 300 commercial paddocks in the northern region has shown that acidic soils may be affecting potential legume production

  • Existing soil-landscape data can predict PAWC
    Existing soil-landscape data can predict PAWC
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 24 Sep 2020

    Researchers are working to correlate readily available soil-landscape data to plant-available water capacity, creating a way for growers to use that information to inform cropping and management decisions.

  • Chickpeas’ chilling tolerance tested to broaden sowing times
    Chickpeas’ chilling tolerance tested to broaden sowing times
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 23 Sep 2020

    Sowing chickpeas earlier than recommended can reduce the risk of terminal drought. However, just how early needs to be balanced against chickpeas’ sensitivity to cold temperatures.

  • Time is right to strengthen engagement with India
    Time is right to strengthen engagement with India
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 23 Aug 2020

    Australia’s relationship with India has the potential to move beyond technical market access discussions to include grain management and logistics

  • ‘Greenness’ indicates tolerance in wheat varieties
    ‘Greenness’ indicates tolerance in wheat varieties
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 14 Aug 2020

    Tools that measure a crop’s ‘greenness’ could help breeding programs to select wheat varieties tolerant to the root lesion nematode, Pratylenchus thornei. Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland have been testing a Greenseeker® to measure the normalised difference vegetation index of wheat varieties that range in tolerance to P. thornei.

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