Grains Research and Development

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Issue 61 - Summer 2011

  • 5 minutes with panel member Keith Harris
  • High moisture grain, insect pests and safe storage
  • Glyphosate resistant Johnson grass?
  • Changes to MRL's in stored grain
  • Want to learn about PA?
  • Dimethoate permit for mungbeans comes with conditions
  • Innovative collaboration means better research
  • February/March northern Grains Research Updates - add them to your diary!

Issue 60 - Spring 2011

  • Care with cereal fungicide MRL's this season
  • Re-thinking farm management is needed for problem weeds
  • Atrazine resistance in wild radish in WA a wakeup call for the north
  • Desiccating Crystal mungbeans - tips to get it right
  • New herbicide trial results on NVT website
  • New fact sheet and website on End Point Royalites (EPR)
  • New mouse control fact sheet
  • New northern region  yellow spot fact sheet
  • Call for Tenders GRDC investment plan 2012-13(Open and Multi-stage tenders)
  • Diary Dates

Issue 59 - Winter 2011

  • Barley leaf rust - lessons from 2010
  • Floods and beneficial fungi - issuese for summer crop rotation
  • Is safflower an option?
  • Selecting for resistance - number of seasons or number of sprays? Some basics!
  • WeedSeeker permit allows flexibility in NSW fallows
  • 2011 - a bad year for stored grain insects
  • Dates for coming GRDC Updates for your diary

Issue 58 - Winter 2011

  • The Sweep Net insect identification and IPM support service
  • First Australian glyphosate resistant broadleaf weed confirmed
  • Glyphosate resistant Windmill grass foiling weed-free fallows
  • Stubble, sowing date, and break crops the topics for new fact sheets
  • Applications for the Australian Rural Leadership (ARLP) now open
  • Plant Health Australia Launches Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT)
  • On-line exotic pest identification tool
  • Dates for coming GRDC Updates for your diary

Issue 57 - Summer 2011

  • N contribution from chickpea with different amounts of biomass
  • Fungicide resistance in cereals - what's the risk?
  • On-line crop calibration soil test database
  • New fact sheet on Phomopsis in sunflowers
  • Fleabane likes to be on top
  • What you didn't learn at Uni!
  • Dates for February/March 2011 Northern GRDC Grains Research Updates for your diary

Issue 56 (Enewsletter 2) - October 2010

  •  Patterns of resistance in wild oats to Group A herbicides
  • Seed testing for resistance
  • Tillage in no-till fallows - one step forward three steps back?
  • Seed bank dormancy - 2010 seed to hang about longer than usual
  • Fallow options or barnyard grass should not include Group A

Issue 55 - Summer 2010

  • Fumigating in a silo bag with phosphine?
  • Wheat variety choice - critical when nematodes present
  • Encouraging the 'good guys' in your soil
  • Flag leaf contribution to yield is lower in a dry finish
  • Resistance to paraquat discovered in ryegrass
  • UNE pest ID service takes wing
  • Safe mouse management
  • Succession planning factsheet
  • Dates for the February/March 2011 Northern GRDC Grains Research Updates for your diary

Issue 54 (Enewsletter  1) - August 2010

  • Summer crop selection important for nematode management
  • Helicoverpa management in chickpeas
  • Making it easier to pick a pasture
  • Fast facts on-line
  • August/September northern GRDC Updates - put them in your diary now!
  • Google maps now on NVT website
  • Locust warning due to improved soil moisture
  • Southern Qld farming systems final results field day
  • Promote your event on enhanced GRDC website
  • Northern region diary dates

Issue 53 - Winter 2010

  • Have you heard the buzz?
  • MCPA - first herbicide to be assessed under the APVMA's new spray drift regulatory program
  • An Australian standard for sealed silos
  • Large response from nematode sessions at the Updates
  • GRDC workshop helps advisers drive adoption
  • Agricultural Consultants - boost your skills
  • August/September GRDC Updates - dates for your diary

Issue 52 - Autumn 2010

  • Chickpeas and P
  • Managing paddock variability / PA workshops
  • Black layer is still best indicator for pre harvest spray out in sorghum
  • Market potential strong for mid-oleic canola's in Australia
  • Thrips damage and tip necrosis in faba beans

Issue 51 - Summer 2009-10

  • New threshold for Helicoverpa in vegetative soybeans
  • Potential for higher Helicoverpa thresholds in flowering mungbeans
  • New mungbean management guide
  • beat sheet not showing all pod sucking bugs in soybeans
  • High level phosphine resistance is widespread - management critical for clean grain
  • HatTrick and other variety guides on line
  • Visual quality charts for pulses on-line

Issue 46 - Summer 2008  

  • New thresholds for Helicoverpa in mungbeans
  • Rutherglen bugs – on the threshold?
  • Sorghum desiccation water savings confirmed
  • ‘If soil carbon is included in emissions trading, how will it work?’
  • Biosecurity online
  • Updates now online
  • Diary dates

 

Issue 45 - Spring 2008 (599KB, PDF)

  • New guide to Feathertops Rhodes grass
  • New mungbean varieties
  • Multiple fumigations breeds resistance
  • Wheat classification moves to GRDC
  • An environmental plan for grains
  • New irrigated grains manual
  • Interested in soil carbon
  • Diary dates

Issue 44 - Winter 2008 (626KB, PDF)

  • Air Induction (AI) nozzles are different
  • Using satellite imagery to measure crop variance
  • Chickpea mould false alarm
  • Go early on net blotch
  • Top ten tips for crop productivity
  • Safflower: unexploited potential and world adaptability
  • WATERpak – for irrigated grains
  • Diary Dates

Issue 43 - Winter 2008 (755KB, PDF)

  • The economics of precision
  • Nematodes survive the drought
  • Big choice on summer crops at Dalby Update
  • Business Management Updates provide the questions
  • Crown-rot and yield
  • Subsoil constraints cost northern region growers $112 million annually
  • Pestlinks – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information on the web

Issue 42 - Autumn 2008 (807KB, PDF)

  • Carbon trading and the science behind it
  • Carbon emissions and storage – what is the effect of farming system?
  • Changes to herbicide classification
  • Alpha line on disease resistance
  • IWM workshop for advisers
  • IPM Blog – “The Beat Sheet”
  • Diary Dates

Issue 41 - Summer 2008 (782KB, PDF)  

  • Australian feed grains supply chain
  • Premium grains for livestock – quality pays
  • Managing insects in grain sorghum – IPM
  • Want to become a GRDC regional panel member
  • Diary Dates

Issue 40 - December 2007 (478KB, PDF)

  • Sorghum row spacing, fallow cover and soil water accumulation
  • How aggressive should my cropping system be?
  • Sorghum rust and yield loss in Southern Queensland
  • Developments in soil biology – inoculants
  • Dealing with a diminishing workforce
  • Handout on managing sodic subsoils online

Issue 39 - September 2007 (257KB, PDF)

  • Benchmarking sunflowers in NNSW & SQLD
  • Improving reliability in rainfed corn
  • Additional phosphorus required?
  • Millet cover crops to augment VAM
  • Chickpea Heliothis thresholds
  • Latest on rust
  • Diary Dates

Issue 38 - August/September 2007 (416KB, PDF)

  • How dependent are crops on stored soil water?
  • Rusts – be vigilant for swift response
  • Word swap at WTO - implications for grains industry
  • Advice on guidance systems
  • New legume inoculant formulations
  • Certified mungbean agronomy courses
  • Diary dates

Issue 37 - July 2007 (462KB, PDF)

  • Wild oats resistance options
  • Kit tackles chemical runoff
  • Ready – Set Grow! Emerald farming systems forum and Update
  • Diary Dates

Issue 36 - May 2007 (153KB, PDF)

  • Glyphosate resistant barnyard grass
  • Maintain vigilance on stripe rust in 07
  • Diary Dates

Issue 35 - February 2007 (151KB, PDF)

  • Double knockdown on fleabane
  • Diary Dates

Issue 34 - December 2006  (832KB, PDF)

  • Green Vegetable Bug Adult Equivalent (GVBAEQ) – a new way to determine sucking pest thresholds
  • Keep up to date with what's new on GRDC's website
  • Diary Dates

Issue 33- November 2006 (174KB, PDF)

  • Short term cover crops improve fallow efficiency
  • Scientist says “GMOs could benefit Australia”
  • Diary Dates

Issue 32 - September 2006 (151KB, PDF)

  • Wheat streak mosaic virus under scrutiny
  • PestFacts – a free service targeting insect & mite pests
  • Diary Dates