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  • National Grower Network: listening, learning and responding
    National Grower Network: listening, learning and responding
    Region: National, 20 Oct 2021

    GRDC has announced the National Grower Network will replace the Regional Cropping Solutions Network and Grower Solutions Group model as a consistent approach to identifying priority grain industry issues. The new approach started in July and will take 12 months to transition across the regions.

  • Fire fright leads to emergency lift
    Fire fright leads to emergency lift
    Region: National, 19 Oct 2021

    Fire safety is top of mind for South Australian grower Michael Treloar this season after lightning sparked a small – but frightening – paddock fire on his Cummins property about two weeks into harvest in November 2020. Michael, who is also a GRDC southern panelist, urges growers across the country to prioritise workplace, health and safety during this year's harvest.

  • Prevention is better than cure
    Prevention is better than cure
    Region: National, 18 Oct 2021

    Early detection and prevention are key components of a biosecurity plan that is designed to reduce the likelihood and impact of devastating pests, diseases and weeds entering farms. The Invasive Plants and Animals Policy Framework identifies the four key aspects of the Victorian Government’s overall approach to managing the different stages of an invasive species.

  • Pantry Blitz a biosecurity success for WA grains industry
    Pantry Blitz a biosecurity success for WA grains industry
    Region: National, 17 Oct 2021

    Demonstrating the absence of exotic pests is vital to continue growing the local grain industry and maintaining access to export markets. The latest ‘Pantry Blitz’, an annual biosecurity surveillance project that focuses on various invasive stored product pests, has revealed no new exotic pests this year.

  • Monitoring is key to prevent leaf rust losses
    Monitoring is key to prevent leaf rust losses
    Region: National, 16 Oct 2021

    Pests and diseases cut global wheat production by 21.5 per cent. Leaf rust has long been considered the most damaging rust pathogen of wheat overall.

  • Successful grain storage starts pre-harvest
    Successful grain storage starts pre-harvest
    Region: National, 11 Oct 2021

    GRDC grain storage expert Chris Warrick encourages growers to start maintenance and check storage facilities to prepare for a successful 2021 harvest. He notes growers are increasingly choosing on-farm storage and are focusing on improved capacity.

  • Annual forum to shed light on resistance issues
    Annual forum to shed light on resistance issues
    Region: National, 09 Oct 2021

    Hosted by the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and co-supported by GRDC, the 2021 Crop Protection Forum will be held in Tasmania later this month.

  • Carbon capture? There’s an app for that
    Carbon capture? There’s an app for that
    Region: National, 07 Oct 2021

    By simplifying the collection of soil samples via a mobile app, this ag-tech start-up is helping growers and agronomists better visualise soil health, paving the way for carbon sequestration

  • Innovation helps push snacks into Hong Kong market
    Innovation helps push snacks into Hong Kong market
    Region: National, 06 Oct 2021

    Pulse-based snacks were a natural extension for a family with a long history of growing chickpeas, although launching in a pandemic adds some challenges

  • Lightening the record-keeping load
    Lightening the record-keeping load
    Region: National, 04 Oct 2021

    Software developed on-farm is helping to ease the pain of task management – moving records from dusty, top-drawer diaries to easily collected cloud-based files

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