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Ground Cover is a free bi-monthly newspaper published by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. It provides technical information for grain growers, including updates on research, trials, new varieties, farmer activities and case studies.

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  • Ground Cover Issue 124: September-October 2016

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    In this issue:

    - Patience shows value of nutrient deep-banding
    - Trials fine-tune deep-ripping economics
    - Grain with a history takes root in the Apple Isle

  • Ground Cover Issue 123: July-August 2016

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    In this issue...

    - Strategic tillage renews on-farm profit potential
    - Managing costs the priority in a dry Mallee
    - Deep ripping setting new productivity benchmarks.

  • Ground Cover Issue 122: May-June 2016

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    In this issue...

    - Genetics continuum keeps the profit margin open
    - Allen's life quest to nurture living soils
    - Farm storage puts a price tag on efficiency

  • Ground Cover Issue 121: Mar-Apr 2016

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    In this issue...

    - Risk strategy brings out the chess player
    - National trial measures early sowing impact
    - Global campaign to make 2016 a turning point for pulses

  • Ground Cover Issue 120: Jan-Feb 2016

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    In this issue..

    - Two bread wheat genes identified that have pre-harvesting sprouting resistance
    - Australia leads global effort to break wheat yield ceiling
    - Faba beans find a southern home
    - Profit per hectare - a scale of determination

  • Ground Cover Issue 119: Nov-Dec 2015

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    In this issue....
    • Safflower's new oil trade potential
    • Paddock science solves soil puzzle
    • Haymakers meet expanding markets
    • The multiplier effect of collaboration

  • Ground Cover Issue 118: Sept-Oct 2015

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    Image of grower Stewart Hamilton

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    In this issue....
    • Weed burden wilts under hay enterprise
    • Data harvest - our next agricultural revolution
    • Severe climate swings hastening a move to CTF
    • Enterprise flexibility on the Darling Downs

  • Ground Cover Issue 117: July-August 2015

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    In this issue....
    GRDC Joins major global assault on crop weeds
    Nematode-starving linseed ticks all the boxes
    Spring-sown canola widens HRZ options
    Likely dry finish makes stored moisture a priority

  • Ground Cover Issue 116: May-June 2015

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    In this issue...
    Double croppers warm to maize expansion
    Climate change driving practise change
    Technology enthusiasts look for resilience
    Breakthrough may provide climate-tailored wheat

  • Ground Cover Issue 115: Mar-Apr 2015

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    In this issue...
    Dry springs redefining the growing season
    Bristling at his grain losses, Gary invented.... bristles
    Legumes to pump prime wheat performance
    Centre to tackle high cost of fungal diseases