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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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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