issue 167 november december 2023
This page shows the articles in issue 167 november december 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 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-28T09:00:00+11:00
Farming an expansive property at Tammin in Western Australia, Brad Jones is a pioneer in the adoption of precision ag tools. Using a problem-solving approach to adopting the tools, Brad generously shares his learning with his peers. Most recently illustrated with a demonstration of his newly purchased SwarmFarm bot ‘Vinnie’ at the September Symposium of the Society of Precision Agricultura Australasia.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-27T09:00:00+11:00
Peer-to-peer learning can be a powerful means of building knowledge and capacity and was on show in the form of a variety of activities at the September 2023 Australasian Precision Agriculture Symposium.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-20T09:00:00+11:00
Bio-economic modellers are working with a major Western Australian farming systems project to determine how growers can profitably achieve low-emission crop rotations for the low and medium rainfall regions.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-17T09:00:00+11:00
A series of major farming systems trials in Western Australia are taking a participatory approach in garnering baseline information to rethink aspects of cropping rotations. The data generated will be used by modellers to determine lower greenhouse gas emission cropping systems for growers in low and medium-rainfall regions.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-16T09:00:00+11:00
Wild chickpea relatives collected from south-east Türkiye (Turkey) are helping researchers develop new root lesion nematode-resistant chickpea varieties.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-15T09:00:00+11:00
Understanding why pigeon peas are so susceptible to Helicoverpa armigera is the first step in building crop defences and boosting summer crop options for northern growers. Research scientist Trevor Volp is building a greater understanding of this behaviour and identifying potential crop defence traits.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-14T09:00:00+11:00
Grain maize proved to be the highest-yielding irrigated crop in research trials but, as a summer crop, it also uses the most irrigation water.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-13T09:00:00+11:00
Nitrogen use efficiency research has shown there is a high degree of inbuilt fertility in irrigated soils.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-10T09:00:00+11:00
Enterprise diversity, via earthmoving and contracting, has helped ride out quiet times for the Jackson brothers, a northern NSW farming family. Capturing the development of a new 1000-hectare block for their YouTube channel has also helped bring a new audience to grain growing. However, with the new farm needing work, they need to take a step back from contracting for a while.
Issue 167, November-December 2023 - 2023-11-09T09:00:00+11:00
Efforts are made to monitor the pathotypes (strains, races) of cereal rust pathogens that occur in many of the world’s cereal growing regions. Growers can only reap the full benefit of this work if it underpins resistance pre-breeding, breeding and post-release management of cereal varieties.