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Current issue: #136

In this issue:

  • Millet shows its worth as a versatile cover crop
  • New knowledge rises from waterlogging
  • Promising results from multi-pronged soil work
  • Safflower set for 2019 comeback as a new 'green' oil
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  • From GroundCover issue #136

    Vetch on the radar

    Vetch on the radar

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    Barley disease step-up

    The next phase of a long-running research program to improve disease resistance in barley has begun in Western Australia.

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    New Southern Panel chair

    Victorian grower John Bennett, from Lawloit, steps into his new role as chair of the GRDC Southern Panel.

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    New weeds resistance head

    Saskatchewan grain grower and respected Canadian weeds researcher Professor Hugh Beckie is the new head of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI).

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    Trials cut through soil constraints

    Trials in Western Australia’s Great Southern region are looking at a range of strategies to overcome yield-limiting soil constraints

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    New knowledge rises from waterlogging

    For southern grower and agronomist Jim Zwar, new knowledge drawn from wheat trials on his property has informed a rethink of his long-term strategy for tackling waterlogging on ‘texture-contrast’ soils.

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    Western panel on the road

    The GRDC’s Western Panel hit the road in late July to hear first-hand growers’ thoughts on research and extension needs and opportunities.

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    Trials validate plough’s prowess

    Four-hectare trials of Plozza ploughing have been implemented at ‘Mentara Park’, north of Meningie in South Australia.

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    Award boosts legume inoculation

    An Australian company has won an innovation award for world-first technology to rapidly assess the root nodules of legume crops for the presence of fertilising rhizobial bacteria

  • From GroundCover issue #136

    New research to better understand waterlogging

    New research is helping to untangle the riddle of waterlogging losses, widespread on texture-contrast (duplex) soils.