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  • Existing soil-landscape data can predict PAWC
    Existing soil-landscape data can predict PAWC
    Region: North, 24 Sep 2020

    Researchers are working to correlate readily available soil-landscape data to plant-available water capacity, creating a way for growers to use that information to inform cropping and management decisions.

  • Chickpeas’ chilling tolerance tested to broaden sowing times
    Chickpeas’ chilling tolerance tested to broaden sowing times
    Region: North, 23 Sep 2020

    Sowing chickpeas earlier than recommended can reduce the risk of terminal drought. However, just how early needs to be balanced against chickpeas’ sensitivity to cold temperatures.

  • Satellite data diagnosing soil constraints
    Satellite data diagnosing soil constraints
    Region: North, 21 Sep 2020

    With soil constraints estimated to cost Australian grain growers more than $1.5 billion in lost production every year, researchers at the University of Queensland are using satellites to help stem this loss

  • Rust reports spark calls for monitoring
    Rust reports spark calls for monitoring
    Region: North, 04 Sep 2020

    Reports of early infections of stripe rust in some Victorian wheat crops have prompted calls from experts for growers to review their variety ratings.

  • Valuable learnings from wheat phenology research
    Valuable learnings from wheat phenology research
    Region: North, 31 Aug 2020

    Central Queensland wheat growers can reap a significant yield benefit by identifying the ideal target flowering window for a region and adapting sowing date for particular varieties accordingly.

  • ‘Greenness’ indicates tolerance in wheat varieties
    ‘Greenness’ indicates tolerance in wheat varieties
    Region: North, 14 Aug 2020

    Tools that measure a crop’s ‘greenness’ could help breeding programs to select wheat varieties tolerant to the root lesion nematode, Pratylenchus thornei. Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland have been testing a Greenseeker® to measure the normalised difference vegetation index of wheat varieties that range in tolerance to P. thornei.

  • Grain-and-graze canola proves a ‘game changer’
    Grain-and-graze canola proves a ‘game changer’
    Region: North, 12 Aug 2020

    Mixed farmer Pat O’Connor and his family have switched 20 per cent of their canola program at Harden, NSW, to the dual-purpose variety Hyola® 970CL.

  • Sowing sorghum in spring offers growers farming system benefits
    Sowing sorghum in spring offers growers farming system benefits
    Region: North, 09 Aug 2020

    Sowing sorghum in spring may not be the ‘risky business’ that many Central Queensland growers expect. Instead, cooler conditions improve yields and bring farming system benefits.

  • Consumer preference builds sorghum market
    Consumer preference builds sorghum market
    Region: North, 07 Aug 2020

    Researchers are working to better understand sorghum consumption and broaden the potential for this key northern grain in Chinese, Indian and Australian markets.

  • Genomics come of age
    Genomics come of age
    Region: North, 16 Jul 2020

    New genomic tools allow valuable traits to be extracted from the mungbean gene pool.

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