Grains Research and Development

Date: 18.09.2013

Cropping in the digital age in GroundCover

Author: Michael Thomson

Everything farmers need to know about cropping in the digital age, and how to tackle the problem weeds Feathertop Rhodes Grass and Flaxleaf Fleabane, is provided in three comprehensive inserts included with the latest edition of GroundCover.

GroundCover is published by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to provide technical information to farmers, including updates on research, trials, new varieties, and farmer activities.

In the latest edition the 24-page insert, Cropping in the Digital Age, contains detailed information on some of the digital tools available to farmers, such as virtual modelling, long-term climate data, and online tools for managing risk.

There is also a detailed explanation of Apps for grain growers, to help farmers sift through the many support tools for smart phones that have flooded onto the market.

In addition, two GRDC fact sheets on Feathertop Rhodes Grass and Flaxleaf Fleabane provide vital weed management information in the lead-up to summer planting.

The fact sheets contain advice on how best to reduce the weeds’ impact on farm, using the most up-to-date research and techniques.

GroundCover is also available online at www.grdc.com.au.

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Contact Details

Contact

Michael Thomson, Cox Inall Communications
07 4927 0805,
0408 819 666
michaelt@coxinall.com.au

GRDC Project Code NGA0002, UQ00062

Region North