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issue 150 january february 2021

This page shows the articles in issue 150 january february 2021 of GroundCover. As articles are developed and published online, the list below will grow until all articles are available.

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  • New tool aligns climate models with on-farm decision making
    New tool aligns climate models with on-farm decision making
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 27 Mar 2021

    The AgScore project puts different seasonal climate systems under the microscope to better understand which models might offer skilful forecasts up to six months into the future. The project asks ‘How good is the forecast?’ not just in terms of rainfall, but the potential to use the model data to forecast yield and other productivity metrics related to on-farm decision making.

  • Survey explores plant-based meat perceptions
    Survey explores plant-based meat perceptions
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 23 Mar 2021

    A Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council audit has recorded a nine-fold increase in meat-alternative products in Australia since 2015. The study explored the perceptions and attitudes of consumers and nutrition professionals to plant protein and plant-based meat alternatives in Australia.

  • Sensing advances to lift crop trials to a new level
    Sensing advances to lift crop trials to a new level
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 22 Feb 2021

    Summary: Australia has joined with the European Union to facilitate the application of remote sensing, imaging and data processing technologies to the benefit of Australia’s grain industries

  • Green bridge management a key for farm biosecurity
    Green bridge management a key for farm biosecurity
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 17 Feb 2021

    There are many good reasons for controlling the green bridge between crops, including preventing the early build-up of pests and diseases, preserving soil moisture and nutrients and reducing the weed seedbank.

  • Report reveals common safety issues
    Report reveals common safety issues
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 01 Feb 2021

    New work, health and safety profiling has provided a multi-sector overview of the hazards common to different agricultural sectors and evidence-based recommendations to guide future collaborative research, development and extension investments with the best chance of success

  • Overcoming phosphorus stress in south-eastern Australia
    Overcoming phosphorus stress in south-eastern Australia
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 28 Jan 2021

    Phosphorus fertiliser is one of the most important and often limiting nutrients in agricultural production. A new project is testing the potential to improve crop nutrient uptake by dual banding phosphorus so it is co-located with moisture in the deeper soil layers.

  • Bridge to wild relatives may break barley’s yield ceiling
    Bridge to wild relatives may break barley’s yield ceiling
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 27 Jan 2021

    A step change in barley’s yield potential in both favourable and drought-affected seasons is being masterminded by South Australian researchers through an ingenious use of genetic diversity sourced from barley’s wild relatives

  • Narrow row spacings set up ‘opportunity enterprise’
    Narrow row spacings set up ‘opportunity enterprise’
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 26 Jan 2021

    The transition to narrower crop row spacings has led to higher yield potential, reduced in-crop weed pressure and increased plant biomass on Richard Konzag's property at Mallala in South Australia's Lower North region.

  • Focus on legume crops’ nitrogen fixation in sandy soils
    Focus on legume crops’ nitrogen fixation in sandy soils
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 25 Jan 2021

    Growers with sandy soils could improve the ability of legume crops to fix nitrogen by addressing some factors unique to their soil type. Good nodulation is key to ensuring nitrogen fixation takes place; however, one South Australian agronomist and his team believe growers can make a few extra changes to enhance the nitrogen fixation process.

  • Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene
    Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene
    Issue 150, January-February 2021 - 22 Jan 2021

    Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative scientists have identified one of the genes that enables annual ryegrass to detoxify and become resistant to different herbicides

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