Ground Cover Issue 101: Nov-Dec 2012

Feature Articles

  • Duck biosecurity aids grain growers
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    Duck biosecurity aids grain growers

    Victorian grain growers Dave and Jenny Morrison have found that the biosecurity practices required for their diversification into raising ducks...

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  • Seed of Light shines from the south
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    Seed of Light shines from the south

    A South Australian-based senior scientist has taken out the 2012 GRDC Southern Region Seed of Light Award for outstanding achievement...

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  • How NVT works
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    How NVT works

    NVT is a national program providing comparative crop variety testing using standardised trial management and data generation, collection and dissemination....

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  • At a site near you
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    At a site near you

    NVT Online is a unique resource providing growers with all the information about current and emerging varieties in one place....

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    Biomass boost

    Improving green feed supply continuity in mixed-farming systems is one of the issues being addressed in a Grain & Graze 2 project.

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    NVT tests barley varieties

    More than 40 barley varieties are being trialled for commercial release at National Variety Trial (NVT) sites from northern New South Wales to central Queensland.

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    'More crop per drop' in practice

    Available water is the biggest limitation to grain yields across the globe and new research shows Australia is not unique in having a significant gap between actual and achievable crop production per unit of water consumption.

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    Nutty idea to make sandy paddocks pay

    While some growers have turned to claying or mouldboard ploughing to lift production on unproductive white sands, one family has taken a crop diversification approach

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    Growing support for gene technology

    The gene scene: The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is an industry initiative established to increase public awareness of, and encourage informed debate and decision-making about, gene technology. The organisation is supported

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    Variety choice at a touch

    2011 saw the launch of the CropMate VarietyChooser app for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

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    Grain foods: the fibre of health

    A 2012 study of 300 preschoolers in Adelaide shows that four out of every five children need more fibre in their diets.

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    Raising the stakes for grazing grain

    The increasing interest in dual purpose cereals is reflected in 55 new grazing cereals varieties being trialled across New South Wales.

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    Future office explored

    Grain growers in southern New South Wales were given a glimpse of the future farm office at the NSW Partners in Grain (PinG) Tech Expos in July. The expos featured ABC Radio regular ‘the Gadget Guy’ Peter Blasina, who revealed some of the

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    New Phosphorus measurement tested

    Soil phosphorus can be taken up by wheat roots directly or through beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). But how much phosphorus can the mycorrhizal fungi provide? Does crop rotation make a difference?