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  • National program for chickpea breeding launched
    National program for chickpea breeding launched
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 04 Jan 2021

    A five-year breeding program has been launched, boosting breeding capacity in traditional areas while expanding chickpeas’ geographic reach

  • ‘Tweaks’ to planting date to lift climate resilience
    ‘Tweaks’ to planting date to lift climate resilience
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 23 Dec 2020

    In a bid to respond to climate change and close the yield gap, growers and researchers across the northern region are exploring the benefits and challenges of changing planting dates.

  • Playing the waiting game on fall armyworm
    Playing the waiting game on fall armyworm
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 21 Dec 2020

    With maize, fall armyworm’s preferred food source, being harvested, many are now wondering – what will this invasive pest target next?

  • Chickpea harvest losses reduced with a little air
    Chickpea harvest losses reduced with a little air
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 18 Nov 2020

    Modifying headers to include air assist can reduce chickpea harvest losses by up to 90kg/ha in low-yielding seasons

  • Herbicide tolerant soybeans released
    Herbicide tolerant soybeans released
    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

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