Grains Research and Development

GroundCover Issue 127: March-April 2017

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  • Soil health checks keep profit potential alive

    Ground Cover

    Photo of David Wolfenden

    Article Date
    16.03.2017
    Region
    North
    Author(s)
    Nicole Baxter

    Southern NSW grower David Wolfenden shares some of the lessons learned on his decades-long journey to tie improved soil health to income health

  • Grazing management the key to successful dual-purpose crops

    Ground Cover

    Photo of Dr John Kirkegaard

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    North
    Author(s)
    Bob Freebairn

    Dual-purpose cropping trials for the northern region show that grazing stubbles, and winter crops during their winter growing period, can lead to similar or even better grain yields than farming without livestock.

  • Wheat and maize research receives China boost

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    Grains

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    Overseas, West
    Author(s)
    Gio Braidotti

    A leading publicly funded maize and wheat research organisation – the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) – has signed an agreement with China’s Henan Agricultural University (HAU) to open a major new research centre in China’s Yellow River Valley in Henan Province.

  • Trials help plains growers improve fallow efficiency

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    Photo of brothers David (left) and Peter Ricardo

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    North
    Author(s)
    Liz Wells

    Trials in northern NSW and southern Queensland are evaluating the effect of different stubble loads in lifting ground cover above 100 per cent to boost fallow efficiency and planting opportunities

  • Industry snapshot

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    Photo of Dr Hugh Dove

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    National, Overseas, South

    US slashes wheat; Mice alert; Big data study; Soybean electronics; Researcher honoured

  • Agronomist a worthy recipient

    Ground Cover

    Grains

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    North

    Prominent southern NSW agronomist Barry Haskins has been recognised for his invaluable contribution to northern grains research, being awarded the 2017 Seed of Light Award by the GRDC.

  • The serious business of profitable farming

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    Photo of Dr Angelo Loi, DAFWA, Jason Stokes (centre) and CSBP Fertilisers area manager Stuart Wakelam

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    West
    Author(s)
    Brad Collis

    A flexible and studied approach to technology and enterprise mix is Jason Stokes’s formula for building and sustaining a profitable farm business

  • Lime puts faba beans on the agenda in WA

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    Photo of Brad Wood (left) and John Blake

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    West
    Author(s)
    Nicole Baxter

    A primary focus for mixed farmers Brad and Jeremy Wood is improving their soils, with increased lime investments viewed as a priority for lifting production, crop diversity and returns

  • Double-cropping to absorb seasonal shocks

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    Photo of Murgon, Queensland, grower Adam McVeigh

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    North, Overseas

    Nuffield Scholar and southern Queensland grower Adam McVeigh is combining zero-till with double cropping by using centre-pivot irrigation to lift income and better withstand drought and flood risk.

  • 2017 crop nutrition top-of-mind after big harvests

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    Photo of Victorian grower Stewart Hamilton

    Article Date
    06.03.2017
    Region
    North, Overseas, South, West
    Author(s)
    Sarah Clarry

    Each year, GroundCoverTM follows a group of growers from across Australia as they manage the winter cropping season, opening a window to professional growers at work as they plan and adjust to a season’s challenges and opportunities. In this first instalment of the 2017 series,
    we introduce the year’s participants.