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  • New residue management practice delivers
    New residue management practice delivers
    Region: West, 15 May 2021

    Cropping in the higher rainfall regions of Western Australia brings its challenges in respect to residue management, but the Heggatons near Kojonup are fine-tuning their practice with many benefits including improved water use efficiency.

  • Trials to dive deep into moisture-seeking wheats
    Trials to dive deep into moisture-seeking wheats
    Region: West, 20 Apr 2021

    The development of ‘long coleoptile’ genetics that allows wheat to access moisture deep in the soil has attracted strong interest from growers looking to maximise yields in a warming and drying climate.

  • Oats to be supercharged as GRDC ups the ante
    Oats to be supercharged as GRDC ups the ante
    Region: West, 17 Mar 2021

    As Gary Lang’s highest profit earner and with reasonable frost resistance, oats have become a regular part of his cropping rotation at Wickepin in Western Australia. This drives Gary’s keen interest in GRDC’s announcement of a comprehensive boost to oat improvement.

  • Moves to secure oats’ food status
    Moves to secure oats’ food status
    Region: West, 16 Mar 2021

    A GRDC-supported project aims to improve oat agronomy and evaluate domestically and internationally sourced germplasm. The project comes as Australia boosts its international oats markets.

  • Yardstick projects provide feedback on nutrition
    Yardstick projects provide feedback on nutrition
    Region: West, 12 Mar 2021

    Demonstration sites over two seasons across Western Australia have shown that little consistent evidence that crop varieties respond differently to nutrition strategies. However, results were highly variable and season and location specific highlighting the importance for growers to consider adjusting their fertiliser strategy throughout the year to increase yield or improve grain quality, and ensure inputs are not wasted by the crop.

  • Structure seeding programs to minimise frost risk
    Structure seeding programs to minimise frost risk
    Region: West, 11 Mar 2021

    ConsultAg consultant Garren Knell cautioned growers not to enter the 2021 cropping season with a false sense of security about frost after experiencing minimal frost damage in 2020.

  • Read up on golden rules for growing canola
    Read up on golden rules for growing canola
    Region: West, 05 Mar 2021

    Grain growers in WA's low rainfall zone have access to a new publication to assist them to maximise the potential of canola – the 'Golden rules for canola in the low-rainfall zone'.

  • Industry ‘shining lights’ honoured at grains event
    Industry ‘shining lights’ honoured at grains event
    Region: West, 22 Feb 2021

    During WA's premier grains research forum, global herbicide resistance expert Stephen Powles was awarded the rarely presented GRDC Seed of Gold award.

  • Latest grains research goes to regional WA
    Latest grains research goes to regional WA
    Region: West, 01 Feb 2021

    WA growers can learn about the latest research and innovations at the upcoming Regional Grains Research Updates in March.

  • WA grain industry plans a carbon neutral future
    WA grain industry plans a carbon neutral future
    Region: West, 28 Jan 2021

    The Update will cover the science of storing carbon in WA grainbelt soils, the obligation to store carbon for either 25 or 100 years, and the on-farm practicalities of adopting the initiative.

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