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  • Know N status to capitalise on winter season

    Media Releases

    Image of Mike Bell

    Article Date
    26.04.2017
    Region
    North

    Knowing the nitrogen (N) status of paddocks will be critical if grain growers are to fully capitalise on the wet start to autumn across parts of the cropping belt in northern New South Wales and Queensland.

  • Don’t drop the guard on cereal cyst nematode

    Media Releases

    CCN on barley

    Article Date
    24.04.2017
    Region
    South

    Southern region grain growers are being reminded that the threat from cereal cyst nematode (CCN) still exists, despite resistant cereal varieties and non-host crop rotations controlling this pest in the past.

  • GRDC videos place growers on the front foot with crown rot

    Media Releases

    Know more video series thumbnail

    Article Date
    24.04.2017
    Region
    North

    `Stay vigilant’ is the message being sounded to wheat growers across New South Wales and Queensland looking to minimise the threat of crown rot infection this season.

  • Why location is critical when using soil moisture probes

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    19.04.2017
    Region
    National

    A soil moisture probe might have been a temporarily, unnecessary tool in parts of New South Wales and Queensland recently given rain events, but knowing the moisture levels in paddocks is critical ahead of winter planting and irrigation planning.

  • Time of sowing still key driver of dryland yield

    Media Releases

    Image of Rick Graham

    Article Date
    18.04.2017
    Region
    North

    Understanding the key factors driving crop yield has reaffirmed time of sowing (TOS) as the main driver, endorsing the long-held practice of planting cereal crops within their optimum sowing window to maximise potential.

  • Insecticide preservation central to WA RLEM strategy

    Media Releases

    Redlegged earth mites on a plant in a field.

    Article Date
    13.04.2017
    Region
    West

    A redlegged earth mites resistance management strategy aimed at WA growers aims to conserve the effectiveness of limited insecticide options available.

  • Bait snails now before their numbers multiply

    Media Releases

    Helen DeGraaf

    Article Date
    13.04.2017
    Region
    South

    As moist autumn conditions trigger snail activity in cropping regions, growers are being encouraged to bait before the pests begin reproducing.

  • Be on guard against 'looming threat' silver grass

    Media Releases

    Silvergrass weed growing in a trial herbicide plot.

    Article Date
    12.04.2017
    Region
    West

    Western Australian growers with mixed farming systems are urged to be particularly vigilant in preventing the development of triazine (Group C) resistance in the weed silver grass (Vulpia spp.).

  • New knowledge emerging from Russian wheat aphid research

    Media Releases

    Lauren Du Fall and Greg Baker

    Article Date
    12.04.2017
    Region
    South

    Less than a year after Russian wheat aphid (RWA) was first detected in Australian cereal crops, considerable new knowledge is emerging from Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research investments activated in the wake of the pest’s discovery.

  • Westmar crop and pasture nutrition field day

    Media Releases

    Image of Phillip Coggan

    Article Date
    11.04.2017
    Region
    North

    Southern Queensland grain growers keen to know more about how, when and where they should apply nutrients to their soil are invited to an on-farm field day on April 20.