GroundCover™ 132: January - February 2018

Feature Articles

  • Record yields mark new era for cropping outpost
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    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...

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  • Change in the wind for definition of 'GM'
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    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....

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  • Business analysis a priority
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    Business analysis a priority

    Craig Ruchs tells how GRDC projects and qualitative surveys of grain growers across its three regions are identifying key profit...

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  • The profit driver framework
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    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

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    A pint with a pulse

    A lentil beer produced in SA by AGT Foods Australia and Lobethal Bierhaus has proven popular with consumers

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    How should we set benchmark yields in the future?

    Who grows Australia’s highest wheat yields? The search is on

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    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

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    New AHRI head

    Dr Hugh Beckie has been appointed director of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative, replacing Stephen Powles

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    GRDC recognised

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Driverless tractor pulls a crowd

    Australian growers appear keen to embrace autonomous machinery, including driverless tractors