GroundCover™ Articles

September-October 2017

Current issue: #130

In this issue:

  • Sorghum and cotton measured on the profit scales
  • Research hub part of new strategic R&D investment
  • Precision seeding shows yield lift potential
  • Dry season brings long-term soil rehab into its own
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  • From GroundCover issue #130

    The new face of breeding

    The GRDC invests across a broad range of new and proven existing technologies. Read about six of the most innovative selected as topics for discussion at the Perth research Update. 

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Time of sowing 'game-changer'

    Research is giving a family on the Liverpool Plains in northern NSW the confidence to plant their crops earlier to lift yields. Here's why.

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Online trials data pool

    A GRDC investment, Online Farm Trials (OFT) (www.farmtrials.com.au), has been set up to allow users to view, analyse and export grains research information.

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Precision seeding with an on-farm design

    Fan-forced, the power behind this entrepreneurial innovator is on-farm, local and kind of a big deal. Meet Steve Lanyon and his bulk handling seeding system.

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Multi-pronged effort turns around problem soils

    Tony’s eastern wheatbelt sandplain country that has never previously grown canola achieved yields of up to two tonnes per hectare after undergoing the four-part program and a favourable season in 2016

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Sorghum and cotton measured on the profit scales

    Sorghum was once the main summer crop planted on David and Gordon Brownhill’s 8000-hectare farm near Spring Ridge in northern NSW. This year the two brothers are turning more of their land to cotton.

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    GRDC Updates attract a crowd

    GRDC senior regional manager (north) Jan Edwards says the annual Farm Business Updates are designed to offer practical, relevant advice and information to those in the grains business.

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Keep watch for CMV this spring

    Keep watch for CMV this spring

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Aussies short on grain-based fibre

    Australians are eating just half the cereal fibre needed for good health, according to a study presented at the Dietitians Association of Australia’s national conference.

  • From GroundCover issue #130

    Precision seeding shows yield lift potential

    Vic grower Steve Lanyon says his New Year resolution is to plant his entire 2018 cropping program, comprising maize, canola, faba beans, barley and wheat, using a new precision approach to seeding.