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The GRDC has launched a set of crop information modules, the GRDC GrowNotes.
East-coast grain growers have reported positive experiences growing GM canola and cited effective weed control as the primary reason for including GM varieties in their cropping programs. This was the finding of a survey of more than 1300 growers
The Gene Scene: Global expansion in GM crops
The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of Ausbiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers’ Federation. ABCA has been established to help shape a new era for Australian agriculture by
Despite a popular perception that Australian agriculture is facing an ‘age crisis’, a recent study has found that Australia has a younger farming population compared with all but one other developed country – New Zealand.
The higher the concentration of the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) in a plant, the more it can resist glyphosate. Some plants can duplicate the gene responsible for producing the EPSPS enzyme, meaning they will produce
Ground Cover writer Catherine Norwood has been in South-East Asia interviewing traders and processors about the changing dynamics in this fast-developing grains market.
The genetics of brewing better beer
Genetic analysis shows that malting barley grown under Australian conditions requires a finer balance between malting quality and pre-harvest sprouting tolerance than its Canadian counterparts
Cropping intensity link uncovered
GRDC-supported PhD student Mechelle Owen has built up one of the most comprehensive pictures of the spread of herbicide resistance over the past decade.
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New food science centre, Pulse and oilseed appointment, Farm optimism, Canopy management, Correction for May/June edition (#110)
The GRDC’s capacity to increase investment in strategic, longer-term investments in grains research, development and extension was among the issues discussed at the most recent consultative meeting between GRDC management and Grain Producers