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  • Study measures faba bean link to system profitability
    Industry Insights, 12 Jul 2024
    Study measures faba bean link to system profitability

    Adding faba beans to canola/wheat rotations lifted returns and lowered risk in two southern New South Wales farming systems experiments

  • Genetically modified New Zealand clover being trialled in Australia
    Industry Insights, 10 Jul 2024
    Genetically modified New Zealand clover being trialled in Australia

    The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia is an industry initiative established to increase public awareness of, and encourage informed debate and decision-making about, gene technology.

  • Australia growers to benefit from miller support
    Industry Insights, 02 Jul 2024
    Australia growers to benefit from miller support

    All flour millers want their mills to be running at their best to get the most value from the wheat they use. Millers need to hone their mill settings for multiple flour output targets, including flour yield and flour specifications for products such as bread and noodles.

  • WeedSmart’s innovative industry partnership works
    Industry Insights, 26 Jun 2024
    WeedSmart’s innovative industry partnership works

    When growers implement the WeedSmart Big 6 management practices, the resulting low weed environment allows them to make business decisions that are no longer dictated by weed pressure.

  • Genetics and AI approaches to power-up pulses
    Industry Insights, 25 Jun 2024
    Genetics and AI approaches to power-up pulses

    A major new collaborative international research project is set to boost crop yields for chickpea, lentil, and faba bean growers in Australia. With a total investment of $11.02 million, including $6.1 million from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the project is titled "Achieving Improved Genetic Gain for Yield in Chickpea, Faba Bean, and Lentil Using Genetic Diversity" and is led by Murdoch University. This initiative will provide Australian pulse breeders with access to cutting-edge knowledge, tools, technologies, and novel sources of germplasm. By enhancing the genetic diversity in pulse cultivars, the project aims to drive significant yield gains, making crops more productive over the next decade.

  • Networks enrich teaching and expand opportunities for agricultural college students
    Industry Insights, 20 Jun 2024
    Networks enrich teaching and expand opportunities for agricultural college students

    Networks are an essential part of building a career path. To this end, Morawa Agricultural College has established a sound foundation of networks for their students to benefit from. Integrated into the curriculum, the business links spark interest and provide inspiration for future careers. Laconik, a tech start-up run by Dr Darren Hughes, a college alumni is just one example involved with the college.

  • Inaugural focus session provides a taste of careers in grains
    Industry Insights, 13 Jun 2024
    Inaugural focus session provides a taste of careers in grains

    As the job market becomes increasingly more competitive, and especially in Western Australia where grains and mining recruitment compete, industry bodies are exploring means to attract graduates to their sectors. This was the thinking behind an inaugural ‘careers in grains’ focus session chaired by GRDC director Bob Nixon at the February GRDC Updates in Perth. Tertiary and postgraduate students were supported by the Mt Burdett Foundation to attend both the session and the first day of the Updates.

  • Project targets chickpea expansion into acid soils
    Industry Insights, 11 Jun 2024
    Project targets chickpea expansion into acid soils

    Since acid sensitivity prevents chickpea cultivation on large swathes of grain growing regions, a project that screened for acid-tolerant germplasm and rhizobia will deliver substantial benefits to growers when chickpea varieties with acid soil tolerance are released

  • New researchers given experience to present at the Perth GRDC Updates in a ‘snapshot’ session
    Industry Insights, 06 Jun 2024
    New researchers given experience to present at the Perth GRDC Updates in a ‘snapshot’ session

    A novel ‘snapshot’ session at the Perth GRDC Updates gave seventeen early-career scientists the opportunity to hone their communication and presentation skills in an industry context.

  • The nitrogen rate decision problem
    Industry Insights, 05 Jun 2024
    The nitrogen rate decision problem

    Innovative approaches to the way nitrogen application rates are determined could deliver substantial benefits to grain growers as research work enters the commercialisation phase

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