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  • The next generation: our bridge to the future
    Industry Insights, 27 Nov 2021
    The next generation: our bridge to the future

    GRDC has a proud history of investing in the next generation of young PhD and postdoctorate students to build research capacity in the Australian grains industry. The students come from different environments and educational backgrounds, and many are already having an impact as early career researchers in the grains sector.

  • Survey shows farmers viewed as responsible stewards
    Industry Insights, 23 Nov 2021
    Survey shows farmers viewed as responsible stewards

    Study highlights community perceptions of Australian agriculture.

  • Horsham – an industry capacity-building incubator
    Industry Insights, 21 Nov 2021
    Horsham – an industry capacity-building incubator

    By investing with specialist research providers, GRDC is able to create environments where the next generation of grains scientists can be nurtured. Grains Innovation Park, at Horsham, is host to such an investment with Agriculture Victoria and has six PhD students hard at work on priority industry issues.

  • No time for complacency when resistance is on the rise
    Industry Insights, 17 Nov 2021
    No time for complacency when resistance is on the rise

    Agronomists, researchers, growers and industry members participated in a one-day forum with a focus on fungicide, herbicide and pesticide resistance facing Australian cropping systems.

  • GRDC to invest $25m in next frontier for grains research
    Industry Insights, 12 Nov 2021
    GRDC to invest $25m in next frontier for grains research

    GRDC is planning to invest in the order of $25 million in an analytics investment platform which will set up Australian grains research, development and extension (RD&E) – and Australian grain growers – for the future.

  • Our grain industry’s talent quest
    Industry Insights, 12 Nov 2021
    Our grain industry’s talent quest

    To deliver world-class grains research, development and extension, the Australian grains industry needs to attract and nurture requisite talent. GRDC is achieving this through the Grains RD&E Capacity & Ability Framework. The November-December 2021 GroundCover™ Supplement celebrates 30 talented research scientists in whom GRDC invests.

  • Fungicide resistance awareness in the spotlight
    Industry Insights, 10 Nov 2021
    Fungicide resistance awareness in the spotlight

    Grain growers and advisers are invited to take part in a national Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN) survey to gauge awareness of fungicide resistance issues and management.

  • Future looks bright for Australian oats
    Industry Insights, 08 Nov 2021
    Future looks bright for Australian oats

    Health concerns and heightened consumer interest in the benefits of natural and wholegrain foods will help underpin future demand for healthy, clean Australian oats. Australia is tipped to remain a key global supplier of oats, with an excellent reputation across export markets.

  • CSIRO part of wheat stem rust gene breakthrough
    Industry Insights, 31 Oct 2021
    CSIRO part of wheat stem rust gene breakthrough

    A team of scientists has identified a promising resistance gene that could help fight the devastating stem rust fungus that attacks wheat crops and threatens global food security. The researchers also identified a gene in the fungus that triggers this resistance in the host plant. Together, these discoveries provide a pathway to help wheat growers defend against the disease.

  • Sustainability in agribusiness landscape explored
    Industry Insights, 29 Oct 2021
    Sustainability in agribusiness landscape explored

    High-profile grains industry leaders – GrainCorp chief executive Robert Spurway and Allied Pinnacle chief executive Rob Rogers – explored sustainability in the agribusiness landscape as part of a ‘chief executives in conversation’ presentation at the 2021 Australian Grains Industry Conference.

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