Author: Rebecca Thyer68 results found:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author: Rebecca Thyer, 11 Jul 2020
Plant pathologist Araz Solman aims to better understand mungbean diseases.
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.