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  • Irrigation and drainage investment help maximise HRZ yields
    Irrigation and drainage investment help maximise HRZ yields
    Region: South, 07 Sep 2021

    Managing waterlogging has become one of the keys to combining grain growing with more-traditional vegetable production on the Cole family’s farm at Cressy, Tasmania. Draining wet paddocks allows for a more-flexible farming regime in northern Tasmania, where cereals can more than pay their way alongside crops such as potatoes and peas.

  • New research to focus on major wheat disease
    New research to focus on major wheat disease
    Region: South, 01 Sep 2021

    A wet winter in southern Australia has seen an increase in the prevalence of the region’s most significant wheat disease, Septoria Tritici Blotch.

  • Correct harvester set-up yields results: GRDC workshops
    Correct harvester set-up yields results: GRDC workshops
    Region: South, 01 Sep 2021

    Forums had been developed in response to industry concerns, to reduce losses and streamline operations at harvest.

  • Cold, wet winter causes rise in canola disease
    Cold, wet winter causes rise in canola disease
    Region: South, 22 Aug 2021

    Oilseed disease expert Steve Marcroft is encouraging growers to monitor crops after reports of severe blackleg infection in canola.

  • Mallee on high alert for mouse outbreak this season
    Mallee on high alert for mouse outbreak this season
    Region: South, 11 Aug 2021

    Grain growers in Victoria’s Mallee region are being urged to check for signs of mouse activity and crop damage and apply bait where necessary to help drive down numbers before spring.

  • Benefits of precision seed placement
    Benefits of precision seed placement
    Region: South, 10 Aug 2021

    Paddock and grower surveys have been used to understand growers’ use of precision sowing techniques with a focus on field-based trials in the southern and western regions. Potential benefits have been identified to improve crop stand uniformity with reduced plant density and for cost savings for expensive seed.

  • Risk management means weeds management for SA grower
    Risk management means weeds management for SA grower
    Region: South, 07 Aug 2021

    Andrew runs the family’s mixed farming enterprise. He says the wild radish problem turned a lot of people away from growing pulses in the region, but that is now changing due to new chemistry and new techniques.

  • Monitoring needed to improve wheat aphid knowledge
    Monitoring needed to improve wheat aphid knowledge
    Region: South, 24 Jul 2021

    Researchers are racing to build their knowledge of Russian wheat aphid in southern Australia’s winter cropping cycle. GRDC investment has allowed a team from Cesar Australia and the South Australian Research and Development Institute to assess the behaviour and damage potential of RWA in southern Australia.

  • Novel agronomy enhanced by innovative extension
    Novel agronomy enhanced by innovative extension
    Region: South, 14 Jul 2021

    A novel means of 'resetting' wheat development is being explored to manipulate flowering time. In concert with the research, innovative methods of extending the information to growers are being tested.

  • New benchmark for spring-sown barley
    New benchmark for spring-sown barley
    Region: South, 07 Jul 2021

    Experimental trials have shown the potential for spring-sown barley to yield more than 10 tonnes per hectare in Tasmania. This is the finding of a national trial program spanning five states as part of the GRDC-invested hyper-yielding crops (HYC) project, led by Field Applied Research (FAR) Australia.

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