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  • Overcoming phosphorus stress in south-eastern Australia
    Overcoming phosphorus stress in south-eastern Australia
    Region: National, 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
    Region: National, 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

  • Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene
    Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene
    Region: National, 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

  • Research highlights summer adaption of annual ryegrass
    Research highlights summer adaption of annual ryegrass
    Region: National, 21 Jan 2021

    Recent research is investigating whether annual ryegrass as a weed is adapting to Australia's climatic conditions and becoming more productive in the warmer months.

  • Annual legumes to build soil nitrogen for crops
    Annual legumes to build soil nitrogen for crops
    Region: National, 20 Jan 2021

    Establishing vigorous legume pastures to boost nitrogen for the subsequent crop can be challenging in the mixed-farming regions of Australia, but will soon be simpler with new management techniques and improved annual hardseeded pasture legume species.

  • Trainee program future-proofing grains science
    Trainee program future-proofing grains science
    Region: National, 19 Jan 2021

    An on-the-job training initiative is helping to upskill early career scientists in grains research

  • Pre-sowing hygiene to protect next season’s crops
    Pre-sowing hygiene to protect next season’s crops
    Region: National, 18 Jan 2021

    Crop disease expert issues reminder to lower disease risk

  • GRDC boosts nutrient knowledge
    GRDC boosts nutrient knowledge
    Region: National, 15 Jan 2021

    Together with using novel technologies to learn about soil function, a comprehensive approach is being taken by GRDC to upgrade current knowledge and practices to optimise nutrient use efficiency. This includes improving soil sampling, and learning more about fertiliser placement and soil nutrient cycling to inform upgraded fertiliser recommendations.

  • Cutting-edge technology to investigate root behaviour
    Cutting-edge technology to investigate root behaviour
    Region: National, 14 Jan 2021

    The Australian Synchrotron has been enlisted to provide insights into plant root-soil relationships and better inform nutrient management decisions, particularly for constrained soils.

  • GRDC praises move to import fall armyworm virus
    GRDC praises move to import fall armyworm virus
    Region: National, 13 Jan 2021

    Allowing the importation of a biological control will form as part of research into fall armyworm control options.

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