issue 148 september october 2020
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Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 19 Aug 2020
The extended drought in the eastern states of Australia resulted in shortages of quality stock feed in many regional areas, particularly entering the summer of 2018 and early 2019. Graziers and grain merchants in NSW were often prepared to go to great lengths in an attempt to source high-protein feed to meet the short fall, including importing lupin grain from interstate.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 18 Aug 2020
A new ethos emphasising simplification and intensification has led to major change in the Seears family’s mixed-farming operation at Lucindale, South Australia.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 17 Aug 2020
Environmental benefits and an efficiency boost for agriculture are just two advantages touted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark after they discovered an important plant gene that could help plants work better with the fungi at their roots to absorb phosphorus.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 16 Aug 2020
Farm management experts say succession planning should be taken seriously to avoid problems in the future.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 15 Aug 2020
More Australian producers than ever before have implemented biosecurity practices to protect their properties from diseases, pests and weeds.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 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.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 13 Aug 2020
Results from trials across southern and Western Australia have reassured growers that farm input decisions have little impact on the susceptibility of wheat crops to reproductive frost.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 12 Aug 2020
Mixed farmer Pat O’Connor and his family have switched 20 per cent of their canola program at Harden, NSW, to the dual-purpose variety Hyola® 970CL.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 11 Aug 2020
A one-year feasibility study has explored alternative options that growers could use to manage their crop’s development – especially flowering time – in order to maximise yields. The research has been one focus of the strategic partnership between GRDC and the South Australian Research and Development Institute.
Issue 148, September-October 2020 - 10 Aug 2020
Three decades of teamwork between innovative grower members of the Harden Murrumburrah Landcare Group, CSIRO scientists and the O’Connor family highlight the value of putting the collective clout of many minds together to solve on-farm challenges.