Grains Research and Development

Over the Fence

GRDC Over The Fence is a multimedia package of short video and written article that lets the growers do the talking. Leading growers from across Australia tell the stories of their farms – what their challenges and constraints are and how they use GRDC-funded research to tackle them.

Lean over the fence today and see what’s happening on Australian farms.

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  • The Plozza Plow is one-way to solve non-wetting

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    09.11.2016
    Region
    West

    Eneabba farming brothers Ben and Sean Plozza have developed a new concept to help Western Australian grain growers alleviate severe non-wetting soil issues.

  • Probing interest in digital ag delivers results at Mingenew

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    21.09.2016
    Region
    West

    Dry years and an analytical business brain was all the encouragement Western Australian grower Darrin Lee needed to investigate the advantages of digital technology in agriculture and how it could help him better manage his 6500 hectare mixed cropping and sheep enterprise near Mingenew.

  • Innovation proves to be a long lasting winner for WA farmer

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    26.07.2016
    Region
    West

    When Mingenew farmer Stuart Smart first started experimenting with mouldboard ploughing seven years ago in an attempt to overcome ongoing non-wetting soil and weed issues, he couldn’t have predicted the level of success to come.

  • VRT & legume rotations deliver yield boost & input cost cut

    Media Releases

    Portrait of Andy Chambers

    Article Date
    17.05.2016
    Region
    West

    The crop yields of Ravensthorpe grain grower Andy Chambers have been boosted by up to two tonnes per hectare, thanks to his adoption of Variable Rate Technology (VRT).

  • Tackling weed resistance with Bisurella Clover

    Media Releases

    Article Date
    19.10.2015
    Region
    West

    Weeds in cereal crops can be a costly problem for growers to manage, but by adopting clover pasture as part of a crop rotation, growers have the potential to manage this problem with the benefit of increasing their yield and reducing their fertiliser costs.

  • Irrigation investment pays in herbicide resistant weed fight

    Media Releases

    Image of grower James Barlow standing next to a tractor

    Article Date
    25.09.2015
    Region
    North

    An investment in irrigation infrastructure is paving the way for greater summer and winter crop rotation, and in turn access to a wider group of chemicals, as Gunnedah farmer James Barlow battles herbicide resistant weeds.

  • Break crops pay dividends in dry times at Bellata

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    10.09.2015
    Region
    North

    The inclusion of break crops into the rotation of Bellata farmers Bruce and Nicky Kirkby is paying multiple dividends, with reduced disease pressure, additional soil nitrogen and shorter fallow periods.

  • Modified one-way plough delivers value in non-wetting fight

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    03.09.2015
    Region
    West

    The potential for cheap but effective treatment of non-wetting soils through a modified one-way plough has motivated Badgingarra farmers Graham and Helen Lethlean to combat the problem which is reducing their cereal yields by 30 per cent each year.

  • Spading pays off for Moora grower

    Media Releases

    Grains

    Article Date
    22.08.2015
    Region
    West

    Grower and agronomist Erin Cahill says spading has been invaluable in returning non-wetting soils to productivity on his farm west of Moora in Western Australia’s Central Midlands district.

  • Gas and liquid fertiliser drives yield gains at Tulloona

    Media Releases

    Image of Phil Bardsley, Tulloona, NSW.

    Article Date
    10.08.2015
    Region
    North

    The adoption of gas and liquid fertilisers has boosted wheat yields by more than half a tonne per hectare for Taloona farmer, Phil Bardsley.