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  • Bean fly outbreak in CQ and NQ mungbean crops

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    30.11.2016
    Region
    North

    A wetter than average spring is believed to have contributed to increased insect pressure across the state with outbreaks of the potentially destructive bean fly impacting emerging mungbean crops in Central and Northern Queensland.

  • Now's the time to harvest weed seeds for resistance testing

    Media Releases

    Peter Boutsalis

    Article Date
    30.11.2016
    Region
    South

    Harvest is an opportune time for grain growers to collect weed seeds for testing the herbicide resistance status of weeds growing on their properties.

  • Pest beetle outbreak in Burdekin mungbean crops

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    29.11.2016
    Region
    North

    Burdekin mungbean growers are being advised to be vigilant about pest control after outbreaks of red-shouldered leaf beetles were detected in crops throughout the region.

  • 'Come clean, go clean' during harvest 2016

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    28.11.2016
    Region
    North

    Growers using contractors this harvest are reminded to have effective ‘come clean, go clean’ protocols on-farm to reduce the spread of pests and weeds.

  • Research probes deep ripping timing and methods

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    28.11.2016
    Region
    West

    Opportunities may exist for growers to deep rip compacted soils in coming months – in wet or dry conditions – and research is finetuning information about how they can achieve best results.

  • Tillage is back for weed management, but not as we knew it

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    24.11.2016
    Region
    North

    Herbicide-only, no-till systems have encouraged the proliferation of certain weeds, and continuing to exclusively use no-till will support their evolution.

  • Growers focused on reducing harvester fire risk

    Media Releases

    Harvest Photo - Evan Collis

    Article Date
    23.11.2016
    Region
    South

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and fire safety experts are supporting grain growers in the southern cropping region in their efforts to minimise the risk of harvester fires.

  • Registrations open for GRDC Farm Business Updates

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    22.11.2016

    Registrations are now open for Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Updates which will be held in Western Australia in 2017.

  • Nuffield Scholar aims to turn water into cash flow

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    22.11.2016
    Region
    North

    Drought and flooding rain, which in turn caused devastating crop losses, were the catalyst for Dalby cotton grain grower Adam McVeigh investigating the viability of a farming program focused on double cropping under overhead irrigation.

  • Green peach aphid confirmed resistant to another insecticide

    Media Releases

    Green peach aphids, photo A Weeks

    Article Date
    16.11.2016
    Region
    National

    Resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides has for the first time been confirmed in Australian populations of green peach aphid (GPA), a serious broadacre cropping pest.