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  • Nitrous oxide emissions in the Grains Industry: Research on tillage trials

    Publications

    NANORP cover image

    Date
    30.06.2016
    Region
    National

    Nitrogenous fertiliser is a major, consistent investment in crop growth that Australian grain growers make in order to meet yield targets.

  • Nitrous oxide emissions in the Grains Industry: Nitrogen fertiliser losses from soil

    Resources

    NANORP fact sheet cover image

    Date
    30.06.2016
    Region
    National

    Agriculture is responsible for an estimated 85 per cent of Australia’s emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas with almost 300 times the potency of carbon dioxide.

  • Keeping sorghum safe

    GRDC Magazine cover

    Date
    07.04.2016
    Region
    North

    Keeping sorghum safe when using metolachlor-based herbicides. To reduce seedling injuries, applying Concep® II seed safener is an essential step for growers.

  • Canola nutrition and sulfur

    GRDC publication cover image

    Date
    07.04.2016
    Region
    North

    Growers can reconsider routinely adding sulfur to canola where there is good soil fertility and plant roots can access subsoil sulfur reserves.

  • Sunflower nutrition

    GRDC Magazine cover

    Date
    01.03.2016
    GRDC Project Code
    PAL 00019
    Region
    North, South

    Crop nutrition is a vital management consideration for profitable sunflower production. Getting the right
    balance and supply of nutrients will maximise sunflower yield and oil quality.

  • Using climate and weather data objectively

    Cover of the Climate modelling fact sheet

    Date
    01.03.2016
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Environment / Climate / Land Mgt

    Climate and weather forecasting continue to improve as the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) develops and refines new technology and modelling. Growers and advisers can consult a range of information to interpret emerging trends that can help with seasonal planning and decision-making.

  • Strategic tillage in no-till systems

    GRDC Magazine cover

    Date
    01.03.2016
    Region
    North, South

    No-till farming systems that include minimal soil disturbance and stubble retention offer a wide range of economic, environmental and soil quality advantages compared to conventional tillage systems. However, there is growing evidence that strict no-till is unsustainable due to implications from the lack of soil disturbance.

  • Rhizoctonia

    Resources

    A magazine cover page

    Date
    24.02.2016
    Region
    South, West

    Tips and Tactics for managing Rhizoctonia Root rot. Root rot is caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG8, a fungus that grows on crop residues and soil organic matter. Management of Rhizoctonia requires an integrated approach to reduce inoculum and control infection and impact on yield.

  • Wheat Rust - Northern, Southern and Western Regions

    Resources

    A GRDC magazine cover page

    Date
    24.02.2016
    Region
    North, South, West

    Stripe rust, Stem rust and Leaf rust. Tips and Tactics for addressing these fungal diseases.

  • Crown rot in winter cereals

    Tips and Tactics crown rot magazine cover image

    Date
    09.02.2016
    Region
    North, South, West

    Rotations, observations and testing key to crown rot control. Three top tips to stop crown rot: rotate crops, observe plants for browning at the base of tillers and test
    stubble and soil.