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issue 148 september october 2020

This page shows the articles in issue 148 september october 2020 of GroundCover. As articles are developed and published online, the list below will grow until all articles are available.

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  • Versatile vetch a winner for Murray Plains mixed farmer
    Versatile vetch a winner for Murray Plains mixed farmer
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 05 Oct 2020

    Vetch is highly versatile and can be grown for grazing, hay, green or brown manure, or grain production. South Australian grower Adrian Bormann says vetch is also reliable and can handle a wide range of soil types.

  • Valuable learnings from wheat phenology research
    Valuable learnings from wheat phenology research
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

    Central Queensland wheat growers can reap a significant yield benefit by identifying the ideal target flowering window for a region and adapting sowing date for particular varieties accordingly.

  • Digging deeper to understand crop performance
    Digging deeper to understand crop performance
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 29 Aug 2020

    South Australian Research and Development Institute principal scientist in soil biology and molecular diagnostics Alan McKay says mid to late winter is an ideal time to examine crop roots to assess the presence and impact of soil-borne diseases. Dr McKay says uneven crop growth can be caused by a number of factors including drought, soil structure or toxicity issues, nutrient deficiencies or soil-borne disease.

  • Growers urged to consider nitrogen strategies in early sown oats
    Growers urged to consider nitrogen strategies in early sown oats
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 28 Aug 2020

    Early results from a GRDC investment show that targeted nitrogen management strategies can help optimise both grain yield and quality for early sown oats in the western region. The research is investigating agronomy practices and international varieties that may have a fit for early sowing in WA.

  • Ripping combination aims to remediate sands
    Ripping combination aims to remediate sands
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 25 Aug 2020

    Deep ripping combined with liquid nutrient injection could be the recipe needed to remediate Tristan Baldock’s Mallee-type sands by 2029.

  • On-farm trials highlight hyper-yield potential
    On-farm trials highlight hyper-yield potential
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 24 Aug 2020

    Findings from the hyper-yielding cereals project, including on-farm trials, have seen the Clutterbuck family adopt new high-performance wheat and barley cultivars on their property at Hagley in north-central Tasmania. The Clutterbucks - James, Sarah, Peter and Helen - hosted trials at 'Summerhill Farms' from 2016 to 2019 to test the research findings from experimental plot trials as part of the project.

  • Time is right to strengthen engagement with India
    Time is right to strengthen engagement with India
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 23 Aug 2020

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

  • A spring in their step
    A spring in their step
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 22 Aug 2020

    Each year, GroundCoverTM follows a group of growers from across Australia as they manage the cropping season. After a mixed winter, growers are looking for favourable conditions to ensure crops fulfil their promise.

  • New benchmarks lift yield aspirations
    New benchmarks lift yield aspirations
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 21 Aug 2020

    The hyper yielding cereals project led by the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) Australia, in collaboration with Southern Farming Systems, has identified new high performance cereal cultivars and agronomic strategies to lift the productivity and profitability of irrigated feed wheat and barley crops in Tasmania.

  • Gene discovery raises waterlogging hope
    Gene discovery raises waterlogging hope
    Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 20 Aug 2020

    Long-term research at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture could see Australian growers access barley cultivars containing a new gene for waterlogging tolerance in the next three years.

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