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  • Multi-skilled team gets the edge on climate
    Northern, 03 Aug 2021
    Multi-skilled team gets the edge on climate

    A mix of tertiary qualifications and off-farm experience together with the latest crop genetics and precision planting techniques are being used by the Watson and Swift families to inform their cropping management practices in the volatile rainfall area near Parkes, NSW.

  • Peanut breeding stalwart heads to the mountains
    Northern, 20 Jul 2021
    Peanut breeding stalwart heads to the mountains

    After 35 years in peanut breeding, Dr Graeme Wright looks back at career highlights as he helps his team transition to the next stage

  • Peanut breeding enters new era
    Northern, 19 Jul 2021
    Peanut breeding enters new era

    With new tools, a new team and a new project, peanut breeding is entering a new phase as it transitions away from GRDC support

  • Lesson learned as soil tests beat costly assumptions
    Northern, 05 Jul 2021
    Lesson learned as soil tests beat costly assumptions

    Northern New South Wales grower Jack Pearlman saved more than $50,000 by checking if gypsum would address perceived sodicity issues before applying it

  • Weed biology provides control pointers
    Northern, 25 May 2021
    Weed biology provides control pointers

    A better understanding of weed biology for major and emerging weed species in the northern region may better inform control and management options

  • Slow nitrogen tomorrow’s gain
    Northern, 22 May 2021
    Slow nitrogen tomorrow’s gain

    Research is showing that nitrogen’s slower movement through northern soils has particular benefits, including being available for crops in following seasons, but it comes with some potential management changes

  • Growers buoyed by optimistic start to season 2021
    Northern, 27 Apr 2021
    Growers buoyed by optimistic start to season 2021

    Widespread rainfall has created promising conditions for cropping across much of Australia. In the second instalment of a regular series, Melissa Marino talks to growers from grain growing states about the start to their season.

  • Time efficiency gain from ‘strip and disc’ system
    Northern, 22 Apr 2021
    Time efficiency gain from ‘strip and disc’ system

    Paul and Robyn Buerckner say the ‘strip and disc’ farming system has improved timeliness at harvest and at sowing

  • Probe guides soil water estimates and urea decisions
    Northern, 21 Apr 2021
    Probe guides soil water estimates and urea decisions

    Having data on available soil moisture has helped to guide for topdressing decisions.

  • ‘Lucky’ Phil urges powerline safety
    Northern, 13 Apr 2021
    ‘Lucky’ Phil urges powerline safety

    Queensland grower Phillip Crocker has implemented measures to improve electric powerline safety following a spate of incidents on his family’s farm at Muckadilla.

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