GroundCover™ 132: January - February 2018
Record yields mark new era for cropping outpost
Improved weed control and better nutrition are enabling growers in Queenland's Maranoa region to increase their Prime Hard wheat yields...
Change in the wind for definition of 'GM'
As technological advances blur the distinction between conventional and gene-modified organisms, Australian 'genetic engineering' regulations are under review....
Business analysis a priority
Craig Ruchs tells how GRDC projects and qualitative surveys of grain growers across its three regions are identifying key profit...
The profit driver framework
The GRDC project ‘The integration of technical data and profit drivers for more informed decisions’ highlights that there is a...
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Training vital for agriculture
The AgSkilled training initiative provides benefits to growers who want to keep their skills up to date
A pint with a pulse
A lentil beer produced in SA by AGT Foods Australia and Lobethal Bierhaus has proven popular with consumers
How should we set benchmark yields in the future?
Who grows Australia’s highest wheat yields? The search is on
Yield potential rises in the high-rainfall zone
Research covering farm management practices, soil nutrition and plant biology is helping to lift high-rainfall zone grain yields to their full potential
New AHRI head
Dr Hugh Beckie has been appointed director of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative, replacing Stephen Powles
GRDC investments have been recognised with the CSIRO 2017 Chairman's Medal for Science Excellence. The 2016 medal for work on Kebari™ barley also recognised the GRDC’s value partnering with CSIRO
Young agronomists recognised
Dr Felicity Harris and Dr Matthew Harrison were named 2017 Young Agronomists of the Year at teh 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Sustainable farming champion
CSIRO researcher Dr John Kirkegaard has been awarded the 2017 Farrer Memorial Trust Medal to commend his significant research achievements and his contribution to grain production
Legume consumption lift
A Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council study has shown that fewer Australians are limiting their grain food intake, and whole legume consumption is increasing
Driverless tractor pulls a crowd
Australian growers appear keen to embrace autonomous machinery, including driverless tractors