GroundCover™ Issue: 21
Frank Panizza of Southern Cross, WA/ 6,500 hectares, wheat, oats and canola: extension of trials outside of traditional areas and more work into ways of limiting frost damage.
Steve Lander of 'Glenelg', Grenfell, NSW/ 1,600 hectares including share-farming wheat, triticale, barley and canola: development of granular chemicals with better ability than sprayed chemicals to penetrate stubble.
Michael Bradfield of Iowa', Caroona, NSW/ 1,050 hectares of wheat, barley and sorghum: better wheat varieties with higher protein.
Barry Scholz of'Earl's Ridge', Henty, NSW/ 700 hectares of wheat, triticale, canola and lupins: more work on acid soils, non-chemical weed control and glyphosate-resistant canola and lupin varieties.
Trevor Cliff of Kimba, SA/1,600 hectares of durum wheat, lupins, peas, barley and oats: development of legumes adapted to drier climates and continuing release of wheat varieties which live up to their promise in trials.
Brian Wilson of 'Briandra', Lismore, Vic/grazing plus 300 hectares mixed crops: work on waterlogging, winter wheats, canola and legume varieties for wet areas.
Richard Jamieson of 'Bolac Plains', Woorndoo, Vic/350 hectares wheat, canola: establishment of cropping programs for high-rainfall areas.
Nev Ronnfeldt ofiWyoming', Darling Downs, Qld/400 hectares of grain sorghum, 400 hectares of winter crop wheat and barley, 320 hectares dryland cotton: research into the potential wider role of rotary harrows in pre-planting (soil preparation and replacement of press wheels) and in post-planting (crop establishment and weed control).