By Brad CollisGrowers across the country will soon be able to compare every step of their operations throughout the season...
Dr Michael Walsh (left), from the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI), is wrestling with the discovery of wild radish...
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Dr Michael Walsh (left), from the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI), is wrestling with the discovery of wild radish populations with resistance to three key herbicide groups.This resistance threatens to put an end to
A long-running campaign promoting the pleasures of pulses has been launched into cyberspace, with a new website showcasing recipes and the latest research into the health benefits of a diet rich in peas, beans and lentils.The Passion for Pulses
By Eammon ConaghanAustralia’s needy crops are involved in a subterranean arm wrestle with soil – for access to the phosphorus that underpins cell division and energy production during plant development.So far, soil is winning and Australian dirt
Knowledge accumulated during 40 years of sorghum breeding by Queensland’s Department of Primary Industries is underpinning attempts to unlock the genetic codes of two sorghum characteristics with potential benefits to all of the world’s major
South Australian grower Malcolm Sargent (left) checks out some of the gadgetry inside the Fletcher aircraft used to survey his property as part a national aerial surveying program aimed at showing how Precision Agriculture (PA) technology can help
By Bernie ReppelHeard of the “square cloud” theory? It’s the one sometimes used to explain why certain farmers get such good yields. They must get more rain than anyone else, because their farms always look greener than their neighbours’
By Eammon ConaghanThe nation’s weeds assault has taken another turn for the worse with the arrival of a small-flowered mallow (Malva parviflora) – and it brings with it a natural resistance to glyphosate herbicides.You may not have heard of
One of the Strategy’s observations that is likely to be vigorously debated is its call for a new peak industry body. It reports “a widespread view” that existing representative bodies do not meet the requirements of a peak body
By Trish GriffithsWith nearly one million Australians estimated to have diabetes, chances are that you, or someone you know, has the condition (although about 50 percent of people are unaware they have it). Nearly one-in-four people has the disease
By Alec NicolThe greenhouse gas focus in Australia is increasingly turning to agriculture – as part of the problem and as part of the answer.The Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting (CRCGA) has identified the grain, cotton and