GroundCover™ Articles

January–February 2018

Current issue: #132

In this issue:

  • Shaping the future through capacity building
  • Record yields mark new era for cropping outpost
  • Change in the wind for definition of 'GM'
  • Trials establish new framework for soil pH management
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  • From GroundCover issue #132

    Training vital for agriculture

    The AgSkilled training initiative provides benefits to growers who want to keep their skills up to date

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    A pint with a pulse

    A lentil beer produced in SA by AGT Foods Australia and Lobethal Bierhaus has proven popular with consumers

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    How should we set benchmark yields in the future?

    Who grows Australia’s highest wheat yields? The search is on

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    Yield potential rises in the high-rainfall zone

    Research covering farm management practices, soil nutrition and plant biology is helping to lift high-rainfall zone grain yields to their full potential

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    New AHRI head

    Dr Hugh Beckie has been appointed director of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative, replacing Stephen Powles

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    Virtual fencing

    Virtual fencing for spatial grazing of sheep could potentially unlock profitability gains and practical benefits for southern mixed farmers.

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    GRDC recognised

    GRDC investments have been recognised with the CSIRO 2017 Chairman's Medal for Science Excellence. The 2016 medal for work on Kebari™ barley also recognised the GRDC’s value partnering with CSIRO

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    Infrastructure investments

    The GRDC has announced new investments into grains research facilities and infrastructure in SA and WA as part of a $15 million program to improve Australia's grains research capacity

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    Legume consumption lift

    A Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council study has shown that fewer Australians are limiting their grain food intake, and whole legume consumption is increasing

  • From GroundCover issue #132

    Sustainable farming champion

    CSIRO researcher Dr John Kirkegaard has been awarded the 2017 Farrer Memorial Trust Medal to commend his significant research achievements and his contribution to grain production