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  • 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.

  • Sowing sorghum in spring offers growers farming system benefits
    Sowing sorghum in spring offers growers farming system benefits
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 09 Aug 2020

    Sowing sorghum in spring may not be the ‘risky business’ that many Central Queensland growers expect. Instead, cooler conditions improve yields and bring farming system benefits.

  • Consumer preference builds sorghum market
    Consumer preference builds sorghum market
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 07 Aug 2020

    Researchers are working to better understand sorghum consumption and broaden the potential for this key northern grain in Chinese, Indian and Australian markets.

  • Temporary grain storage tips
    Temporary grain storage tips
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 04 Aug 2020

    Strong crop plantings across much of Australia for winter season 2020 mean growers might need to consider temporary storage for their grain harvest.

  • FAW’s genetics and insecticide sensitivities explored to develop pest management plans
    FAW’s genetics and insecticide sensitivities explored to develop pest management plans
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 01 Aug 2020

    In other parts of the world fall armyworm has developed resistance to commonly used insecticides, making management more difficult. In a GRDC-invested, CSIRO-led project, researchers aim to better understand this pest’s genetic make-up and insecticide sensitivities to develop effective pest management plans.

  • Researchers work to better understand FAW and identify RD&E further priorities
    Researchers work to better understand FAW and identify RD&E further priorities
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 31 Jul 2020

    GRDC has invested in cesar to lead a project investigating FAW biology, spread and establishment potential, and options for improving industry capability to manage the pest now, and into the future.

  • Pathologist helping solve disease puzzle
    Pathologist helping solve disease puzzle
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 11 Jul 2020

    Plant pathologist Araz Solman aims to better understand mungbean diseases.

  • Collaborations help mungbean research punch above its weight
    Collaborations help mungbean research punch above its weight
    Author: Rebecca Thyer, 15 Jun 2020

    An integrated multi-disciplinary approach to breeding, agronomy and entomology, led by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and mungbean breeder Col Douglas is helping this ‘niche’ crop punch above its weight. It is an approach that is allowing the research sector to build capacity, while accessing research expertise for mungbean improvement beyond what would be possible based solely on Australian public sector research investment.

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