Grains Research and Development

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Issue 15 - February 2012 (1247KB)

  • New phone app makes paddock weed ID a cinch
  • Persuasion key to adoption
  • Management-resistant weeds the next challenge
  • Glyphosate-resistant brome found
  • Wizard a 'magic wand' for advisers
  • Adviser interrogation for better fertiliser decisions

Issue 14 - November 2011 (936KB)

  • GRDC Souther Adviser Updates explore flexible farming systems
  • Pressure on harvest capacity
  • Mice still threaten
  • Identify inversions to reduce drift risk
  • Knock twice for problem weeds
  • Grains Course on offer
  • Local voices connect RD&E strategy
  • GRDC southern regional cropping solutions network facilitators
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Issue 13 - October 2011 (296KB)

  • 2012 Adviser Updates - on course
  • Harvest hygiene important in mouse control
  • Maxi benefits from mini robots
  • A Southern role for summer crops?
  • New WUE benchmark a reference point, not target
  • No toxicity from white grain
  • GRDC 2012-2013 Investment Plan deadline looming
  • Seed Destructor - moves east
  • 'Tough' herbicide resistance types explode in South Australia & Victoria

Issue 12 - August 2011 (810KB)

  • Canola windrowing - time critical
  • New-look Southern Panel
  • Mouse website valuable resource
  • International barley seminar for Adelaide
  • Achieving the potential of dual-purpose crops
  • Competitive edge for crop sequencing project
  • Use it or store it - the carbon quandary

Issue 11 - June 2011 (303KB)

  • Chairman seeking more interaction
  • Objective review of objective measurement
  • Potential in carbon-rich plants
  • Dogs barking a dry winter
  • Potential high, but management needed
  • Drift reduction incentive needed - Gooden
  • Nematode to tackle snails
  • new P test soon

Issue 10 - April 2011 (785KB)

  • Now is not the time for mansions
  • Demand high for Disease Management Workshops
  • Innovative Farm Business Update in SA
  • How to turn mud into money
  • Tackling the stubble challenge
  • Caution on boom height
  • Need to re-visit the Delta T 'rules'
  • Time to re-calibrate spray technology
  • Record to be sure
  • Flexible 'drought' varieties
  • Finding the target
  • Beware the little things

Issue 9 - January 2011 (810KB)

  • Update focus on moisture potential
  • New RLEM-resistant clovers
  • No panic on P supply
  • Bringing it all together
  • Biosecurity training on line
  • Weather damage challenge for advisers
  • Challenge for seed savers
  • Storing weather-damaged seed
  • Moisture reference
  • Focus on weed spray risks
  • Search for grains passion
  • Sustainability makes sense

Issue 8 - October 2010 (710KB)

  • Farming to potential - leading edge programs for 2011
  • Modelling the buffer science
  • More aphid resistance
  • Seed destruction 'imperative'
  • 'Minor use' program entering the big league
  • Caution on silo bags
  • Rhizoctonia lower with ammonium N
  • Suppressive soils

Issue 7 - September 2010 (761KB)

  • New home, new feature, for NSW Update 
  • Locust Alert
  • November date for inaugural Farm Business Update
  • Aphid monitoring key to virus management 
  • Fungicide challenges for pulse growers
  • Stem rust ‘concern’
  • Crop topping dos and don’ts
  • Basics key to glyphosate success
  • New project targets nutrient efficiency
  • Fenceline control critical

Issue 6 - August 2010 (685KB)

  • Triple threat makes monitoring critical
  • Stripe rust
  • Pressure points to resistance issues
  • Disease risk from 'retained' seed
  • Give and take
  • Mustards on the move
  • SA missing out on GM canola
  • Autumn rainfall trending below average
  • DIY diary
  • Label review

Issue 5 - June 2010 (691KB)

  • Advice to match the moisture
  • Looking back to see how far
  • Multiple options to counter mice
  • New grain, pasture vetches near release
  • Search for 'waterlogging' gene
  • Seed destructor trials this year
  • Gas-tight sealed storages essential
  • Power of persuasion workshops
  • Natural organisms reducing root disease levels

Issue 4 - April 2010 (683KB)

  • 'Exciting' focus on wheat
  • Strong outlook for demand, prices
  • Virulent new blue-green aphid in SA
  • Yield or profit?
  • GRDC focus on business too
  • Pulse man 'Seed of Light' recipient
  • Barley grass a crop weed
  • Many elements to carbon equation
  • 'Nano-biology' focus for new project
  • Rain makes 'green bridge' control critical
  • Weed manual available
  • Moisture, seed vigour critical
  • Seeking a competitive edge
  • New course offer

Issue 3 - February 2010 (687KB)

  • Carbon, nitrogen focus for Updates
  • Free bonus pasture event
  • 'Green bridge' a major issue
  • Potential fungicide resistance
  • New blackleg risk management tool
  • No shortcuts with hybrids
  • IWM workshops
  • NVT 'going Google'

Issue 2 - December 2009 (674KB)

  • Update Issues will influence future decisions
  • Livestock not WSMV vector
  • Disease suppression a priority for new soil biology initiative
  • New tool to assess chemical impacts
  • Brochures support new pulses
  • Forces mobilising to tackle virus threat
  • How much pasture?
  • Probing foliar P

Issue 1 - October 2009 (641KB)

  • 2010 Updates - key issues emerging
  • Consider the goodies
  • Delayed sowing and wild radish control
  • Crown rot options
  • Business management training for advisers
  • Brome grass management
  • Sustainable aphid management
  • Managing glyphosate resistance
  • Summer weed control economics
  • Driving Agronomy
  • Seed of Light for CSIRO scientist

 

Issue 53 - Winter 2008 (271KB, PDF)

  • No Doubt On Cost-Effectiveness
  • Good news on N volatilisation
  • Barley Disease Puts Focus On Crop Rotation
  • Plumbing The Depths Of Root Penetration 
  • ‘Be proactive’ on stripe rust
  • Multiple influences on germination
  • Growers ‘on track’ to tackle climate change
  • Managing The Market Environment

Issue 52 - Winter 2008 (607KB, PDF)

  • Australia ‘well placed’ to face new stem rust strain
  • Facing up to the challenges
  • Knowledge is power
  • Rotation can reduce Pythium impact
  • Narrow window for Cercospora control
  • Clearer picture from new P test
  • If you must do it, do it right
  • Email ‘heads up’
  • Ten tonne yield = ‘exciting future’ for irrigated wheat
  • Pestlinks resource
  • Gene technology workshop
  • PA symposium

 
Issue 51 - Autumn 2008 (270KB, PDF)

  • Scene set for GM canola production
  • SA ‘validation’ for blackspot model
  • Time for vigilance
  • Don’t ‘use up’ trifluralin
  • Beware the green bridge
  • No surprises in root disease results
  • Benefits from using rhizobia ‘every year’
  • New fact sheets for mixed farmers
  • IPM option ‘for those who want it’
  • Nuffield scholarships
  • Costs, prices lifting GPS benefits

Issue 50 - Summer 2008 (271KB, PDF)

  • 2008 Updates in review
  • No need for market fear
  • Expect market volatility
  • No water, no crop
  • Take control early
  • Questions raised on breeding objectives
  • Alpha line on rust
  • Changes to herbicide mode of action groups
  • Early sowing pays off
  • Diary dates

Issue 49 - Summer 2008 (148KB, PDF)

  • New low-risk farm guide
  • Risk management challenge
  • GM canola – warning
  • Variation in nutrient carry-over
  • What about N?
  • Make or break options
  • Summer moisture critical
  • Cost cutting considerations
  • Predicta B ‘back home’

Issue 48 - November 2007 (295KB, PDF)

  • Complex influences on weather patterns
  • Website built to work
  • Juncea canola gaining momentum
  • Canola hay – a new dimension
  • New triticale stripe rust
  • NUE cereals could halve nitrogen bills
  • Risk management focus for 2008 Updates
  • New phosphine resistance challenge
  • Victorian Update moving