issue 151 march april 2021
This page shows the articles in issue 151 march april 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 151, March-April 2021 - 24 Mar 2021
A long-term trial undertaken by the Western Australian No-Tillage Farmers Association has not only provided significant insights for growers into the principles of conservation agriculture practices, but also added to the international science base and trained future systems-thinking scientists.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 22 Mar 2021
South Australian grower Scott Crettenden has developed a lime sand mine on one of his properties near Karkoo which is helping tackle widespread, increasing soil acidification on the Eyre Peninsula.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 20 Mar 2021
New research published in the journal Diversity and Distributions has found that most wild sorghum species are found in northern and western Australia and Queensland. Five species are found in Africa and Asia and one is found in the Americas.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
An important part of keeping one step ahead of ever-changing fungal rust pathogens has been to monitor the pathotypes that occur in Australia and to determine their impact on current and yet-to-be-released cultivars. This approach has been particularly successful in meeting the challenges posed by new rust pathotypes that arise locally via, for example, random mutation.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 17 Mar 2021
As Gary Lang’s highest profit earner and with reasonable frost resistance, oats have become a regular part of his cropping rotation at Wickepin in Western Australia. This drives Gary’s keen interest in GRDC’s announcement of a comprehensive boost to oat improvement.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 16 Mar 2021
A GRDC-supported project aims to improve oat agronomy and evaluate domestically and internationally sourced germplasm. The project comes as Australia boosts its international oats markets.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 15 Mar 2021
The aim and sole purpose of sealable silos is to ensure that successful fumigations to control insects. There is no other purpose or time a silo should be sealed.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
Demonstration sites over two seasons across Western Australia have shown that little consistent evidence that crop varieties respond differently to nutrition strategies. However, results were highly variable and season and location specific highlighting the importance for growers to consider adjusting their fertiliser strategy throughout the year to increase yield or improve grain quality, and ensure inputs are not wasted by the crop.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 09 Mar 2021
Webinars presented by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre have presented to South-East Asian buyers the benefits of using Australian feed grains for pig production. The most recent webinars targeted buyers in the Philippines and Thailand.
Issue 151, March-April 2021 - 08 Mar 2021
Climate change is reducing sorghum’s yield potential, but there is still room to reduce the yield gap through adapted agronomic practices that counteract this decline