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  • Common and curious pests unmasked
    Common and curious pests unmasked
    Region: South, 20 Sep 2020

    University of Melbourne postgraduate student Josh Douglas has helped demystify the factors contributing to pest outbreaks and crop damage that could help guide management options for growers. Dr Douglas examined four insect species as part of his PhD thesis, co-invested by GRDC and CSIRO, from 2014 –19. These pest species included the Portuguese millipede, a species of slater called the common pill-bug, redlegged earth mite and blue oat mite.

  • Have a say in grains research through Grower Network
    Have a say in grains research through Grower Network
    Region: South, 12 Sep 2020

    Grain growers in the southern cropping region are invited to provide GRDC with ideas to advance their industry.

  • DNA research to improve inoculation decisions
    DNA research to improve inoculation decisions
    Region: South, 06 Sep 2020

    A South Australian project will save southern region grain growers time and money when it comes to inoculating their legume crops. The project involved scientists developing an innovative method of quantifying rhizobia in soil using a high-throughput DNA test.

  • ‘Seeing is believing’: growers invited to push crop yield boundaries
    ‘Seeing is believing’: growers invited to push crop yield boundaries
    Region: South, 03 Sep 2020

    GRDC’s new Hyper Yielding Crops initiative is now under way and growers are encouraged to become involved for their own benefit and that of their peers.

  • New resource to address SA soil acidification
    New resource to address SA soil acidification
    Region: South, 01 Sep 2020

    South Australian grain growers are being equipped to better manage soil acidification in their farming systems.

  • Ripping combination aims to remediate sands
    Ripping combination aims to remediate sands
    Region: South, 25 Aug 2020

    Deep ripping combined with liquid nutrient injection could be the recipe needed to remediate Tristan Baldock’s Mallee-type sands by 2029.

  • On-farm trials highlight hyper-yield potential
    On-farm trials highlight hyper-yield potential
    Region: South, 24 Aug 2020

    Findings from the hyper-yielding cereals project, including on-farm trials, have seen the Clutterbuck family adopt new high-performance wheat and barley cultivars on their property at Hagley in north-central Tasmania. The Clutterbucks - James, Sarah, Peter and Helen - hosted trials at 'Summerhill Farms' from 2016 to 2019 to test the research findings from experimental plot trials as part of the project.

  • Simple but intensive model lifts farm production
    Simple but intensive model lifts farm production
    Region: South, 18 Aug 2020

    A new ethos emphasising simplification and intensification has led to major change in the Seears family’s mixed-farming operation at Lucindale, South Australia.

  • Manipulating flowering could reduce wheat yield gap
    Manipulating flowering could reduce wheat yield gap
    Region: South, 11 Aug 2020

    A one-year feasibility study has explored alternative options that growers could use to manage their crop’s development – especially flowering time – in order to maximise yields. The research has been one focus of the strategic partnership between GRDC and the South Australian Research and Development Institute.

  • Grower Andrew Weidemann given AM in Queen's birthday honours
    Grower Andrew Weidemann given AM in Queen's birthday honours
    Region: South, 27 Jun 2020

    Victorian grower and industry leader Andrew Weidemann has been recognised in this year's Queen's birthday honours.

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