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  • Expanding the opportunities for pulse weed control
    Expanding the opportunities for pulse weed control
    Region: National, 16 May 2022

    New novel herbicide tolerance traits are eagerly anticipated to help manage challenging issues such as volunteer vetch in lentil and field pea crops. Potential new lentil varieties will add a second tolerance to existing imidazoline tolerance.

  • Early acidity management essential for pulse success
    Early acidity management essential for pulse success
    Region: National, 14 May 2022

    Soil acidity is an increasing issue across South Australia’s cropping zone. Prompt amelioration is necessary to prevent the development of sub-surface acidity which that limits the growth of pulse and legume crops.

  • Innovators turn straw into renewable ammonia
    Innovators turn straw into renewable ammonia
    Region: National, 10 May 2022

    Increasing fertiliser prices and lack of security of supply, together with a need to use more sustainable resources, have been the catalyst for two innovative companies to consider ways to produce hydrogen from crop straw. HydGene Renewables and Wildfire Energy have been supported by the Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative to develop their proof-of-concept technologies that have the potential to be used on-farm, in sustainable circular economies.

  • Windrowing an aid to harvest logistics
    Windrowing an aid to harvest logistics
    Region: National, 08 May 2022

    A small on-farm trial compared direct heading of canola versus windrowing at Breil Jackson’s property near Nyngan, New South Wales

  • Bacteria versus fungus – fighting Ascochyta carryover on stubble
    Bacteria versus fungus – fighting Ascochyta carryover on stubble
    Region: National, 07 May 2022

    A new approach to managing Ascochyta blight in chickpeas aims to reduce the disease build up outside of the cropping season. As part of this approach, researchers at CSIRO are evaluating microbial inoculants with the ability to control Ascochyta rabiei.

  • New tool helps grain growers preserve beneficial insects on-farm
    New tool helps grain growers preserve beneficial insects on-farm
    Region: National, 04 May 2022

    This new tool will help preserve beneficial insects in the Australian grains industry such as parasitoid wasps which help control grain aphids.

  • Irrigated faba beans break the 7t barrier
    Irrigated faba beans break the 7t barrier
    Region: National, 03 May 2022

    Irrigation provides the opportunity to produce hyper- yielding crops, with faba bean crops already exceeding seven tonnes per hectare. But higher biomass can be risky for disease and lodging, demonstrating the need to carefully manage these intensely grown crops.

  • Sprouted wheat a viable option for animal feed
    Sprouted wheat a viable option for animal feed
    Region: National, 01 May 2022

    International feed grain buyers are receiving advice on how to incorporate sprouted wheat into animal rations, after a wet Australian harvest in some areas in 2021-22 resulted in sprouted crops. The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre supported Australian grain traders and international customers with technical information on the use of sprouted wheat for animal feed.

  • New dietary fibre analysis technique introduced
    New dietary fibre analysis technique introduced
    Region: National, 29 Apr 2022

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand is set to add a new method of analysis to the Food Standards Code. The rapid integrated dietary fibre method (RIDFM), submitted by the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, has taken three years to come to fruition.

  • Fit-for-purpose research targets pulse profitability
    Fit-for-purpose research targets pulse profitability
    Region: National, 28 Apr 2022

    A maturing pulse agronomy program aspires to shift pulses from risky to rewarding to increase the area and productivity of pulses in the cropping system. New investments are targeting local research and extension needs in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

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