issue 166, september october 2023
This page shows the articles in issue 166, september october 2023 of GroundCover. As articles are developed and published online, the list below will grow until all articles are available.
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Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-23T09:00:00+10:00
Have you considered variable-rate cropping? Three experts outline its benefits
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-22T09:00:00+10:00
After participating in the Australian Rural Leadership Program, Simon Gabb reflects on what he learned.
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-21T09:00:00+10:00
Through the adoption of tall standing stubble, Dylan Hirsch is exploring the potential to retain more moisture in his medium to low cropping system at Latham in Western Australia. Changes are complex not only agronomically but also requiring modified equipment.
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-18T09:00:00+10:00
New cropping equipment is improving seeding and harvesting efficiencies but growers in Western Australia are asking questions as to what the implications are for retaining residue in the form of tall standing stubble through their adoption. A series of trials are underway through the GRDC’s National Grower Network in Western Australia to unpack the pros and cons of tall stubble.
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-17T09:00:00+10:00
Soil compaction is a complicated problem and, despite many decades of research, there are still a lot of unknowns. De-compaction by deep ripping is a proven and profitable solution on many soil types so it is being widely used, but re-compaction in the years after ripping and knowing if, when and how to deep rip again are emerging issues.
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-16T09:00:00+10:00
Soil amelioration strategies prove beneficial following an investment push to improve productivity on Australia’s large swathe of sodic soils
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-15T09:00:00+10:00
Australia’s grains industry has a 99.2 per cent compliance rate with national maximum residue limits based on thousands of samples tested for chemical residues in both domestic and export markets. In 2021-22, more than 6500 samples were submitted for testing from bulk export terminals, container export packers, oilseed crushers, feed mills, flour mills, feedlots and food processors.
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-14T09:00:00+10:00
Herbicide resistant weeds are continually evolving in farming systems and new management solutions are being sought. Associate Professor Todd Gaines from Colorado State University in the USA is investigating molecular based strategies that could precisely target problem weeds. He is sharing his learnings with the Australian industry whilst on sabbatical at the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative.
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-11T09:00:00+10:00
At the culmination of every cropping season, time is of the essence to bring crops into the bins. Taking time before harvest to build harvester know-how and assess and benchmark grain losses during harvest can win extra returns.
Issue 166, September-October 2023 - 2023-08-10T09:00:00+10:00
Fungal species produce an overwhelming diversity of bioactive substances that can be beneficial or detrimental to those exposed to them. Hera Nguyen from the University of Western Australia is using novel genome mining technology to hunt for fungal molecules that could provide new modes of action as herbicides for application in the grain industry.