Factsheets

  • Pythium Root Rot

    21 Aug 2016

    The impact of Pythium can be felt throughout the growing season, not just at crop emergence, resulting in yield reductions in cereal, brassica and pulse crops and in pastures. Research has now identified that crop rotation can have a big influence on the pathogen and disease expression.

  • Farm Financial Tool: Cash Flow Budget Fact Sheet

    21 Aug 2016

    How do I know if my business has adequate funds?Maintaining strong control of the cash flow means planning (estimating) and monitoring the cash flow. Many farmers and banks would say cash flow is KING and that is why a cash flow budget is so important!

  • 2017 Tips and Tactics: Reducing Herbicide Damage

    8 Apr 2017

    Tips and tactics on identifying suitable conditions for spraying and reducing off-target drift from summer fallow spraying in cotton crops.

  • Blackleg Management Guide, 2017 Autumn Variety Ratings

    8 Apr 2017

    Blackleg can cause severe yield loss, but can be successfully managed. Use this guide to determine whether you are in a high-risk situation and what practices you can change to reduce or prevent yield loss from blackleg. Follow the four steps, in sequence, below.

  • Tips and Tactics: Cereal Cyst Nematode, 2017

    8 Apr 2017

    This Tips and Tactics focuses on Rotations and resistant varieties vital for controlling cereal cyst nematode (CCN).

  • Irrigated Wheat: Disease Management in Irrigated Wheat

    10 Jul 2017

    Good disease management has an important role in maximising yield and quality in irrigated wheat crops.

  • Tips and Tactics: Legumes and Nitrogen Fixation

    19 Jul 2017

    For the current legume crop to gain nitrogen (N), and to increase soil N for future rotations, legumes need to be adequately nodulated by root nodule bacteria (rhizobia).

  • Crown rot in winter cereals

    21 Aug 2016

    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 teststubble and soil.

  • Resistance Management Strategy For Diamondback Moth In Australian Canola

    24 Jul 2017

    Canola can tolerate considerable leaf damage before causing yield loss, however severe infestations can cause complete defoliation and yield losses of up to 80 per cent in canola.

  • Resistance Management Strategy for the Green Peach Aphid in Australia Grains

    21 Aug 2016

    In Australia, the green peach aphid (GPA), Myzus persicae, primarily attacks canola and pulse crops, as well as being a common pest in horticulture. This fact sheet outlines the resistance management strategy for GPA.

  • Sunflower nutrition

    21 Aug 2016

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

  • Key Financial Ratios

    21 Aug 2016

    Understanding your key financial ratios helps manage your farm business sustainability.As farm businesses become more sophisticated and owners strive ever harder to improve profitability and create wealth, the move beyond simple measures of physical production to whole business analysis is gaining momentum. The use of financial ratio and benchmark analysis has become increasingly popular with progressive farm business operators in recent years.

  • Peanut off-flavours

    21 Aug 2016

    In 2008, earthy, musty off-flavours were detected in peanuts in North Queensland, which led to over $1 million of product downgrades. The problem has not been recorded, or studied, anywhere else in the world except North Queensland. GRDC-funded research has discovered the major cause of this off-flavour contamination. The GRDC has developed guidelines for a number of pre-harvest and post-harvest practices to minimise the risk.

  • Precision Agriculture

    21 Aug 2016

    How to put precision agriculture into practice Precision agriculture (PA), also known as site-specific farming, is about doing the right thing, in the right place, in the right way, at the right time.

  • Fertiliser Toxicity

    21 Aug 2016

    Care with fertiliser and seed placement:Increased row spacing and zero-till seeding can result in more fertiliser being placed in the seeding row, causing damage to emerging seedlings. This risk can be reduced by increasing the spread of seed and fertiliser in the row, reducing in-furrow fertiliser rates or separating seed and fertiliser bands.

  • Root-Lesion Nematodes

    21 Aug 2016

    Growing resistant crops and tolerant wheat varieties is the key for management of root-lesion nematodes (RLN).

  • Farm advisory boards

    21 Aug 2016

    Advisory boards can strengthen accountability to lift productivity and profitability without compromising traditional farm ownership autonomy. They can also reduce stress upon individual growers and their immediate families by sharing and consolidating the process of strategic and tactical decisions.

  • Keeping sorghum safe

    21 Aug 2016

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

  • Spray water quality

    21 Aug 2016

    Water quality for spraying operations

  • Time Of Sowing - South

    21 Aug 2016

    The optimal sowing time for wheat is a compromise. Sowing too early increases the risk of frost damage and haying-off, while sowing too late increases the chance of grain filling during increasingly hot and dry conditions. By understanding the factors that influence time of flowering, better decisions on what to sow and when can be made.