GroundCover™ 133: March - April 2018

Feature Articles

  • Chickpeas hold their place despite weather and tariffs
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    Chickpeas hold their place despite weather and tariffs

    Chickpea will remain in the cropping mix on Roger and Fabien Todd’s 7000-hectare farm north of Condobolin, NSW, despite the...

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  • Light 'trick' to speed delivery of new crop varieties
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    Light 'trick' to speed delivery of new crop varieties

    The ability to cycle crop species through six generations in one year has captured the world’s imagination, as researchers and...

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  • Flexibility is the key to efficient and profitable crop sequences
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    Flexibility is the key to efficient and profitable crop sequences

    The GRDC is investing in research to understand the practices most suited to maximising profitability from and efficiency in crop...

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  • Fallow time drives WUE and risk in the north
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    Fallow time drives WUE and risk in the north

    An APSIM model benchmarking WUE across crop sequences in three Queensland locations has shown time in fallow is a critical...

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    Collaborative ethos

    John Gladigau says the transition to collaborative farming has meant adopting a “new cultural attitude” that places emphasis on the human relationships that bind together the corporate strands of the Bulla Burra model.

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    Rust research makes headlines

    The isolation of gene AvrSr50 will make it possible to monitor changes in stem rust populations and to anticipate likely resistance breakdown

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    Recognising the professional

    A new study suggests extension professionals may need to proceed with caution if their aim is to empower growers about integrated weed management (IWM) and integrated pest management (IPM)

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    Trials investigate rhizoctonia management

    L andmark agronomist Andrew McMahen is working with SARDI soil biology and diagnostics research leader Dr Alan McKay to investigate an integrated systems approach to Rhizoctonia management.

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    Legume innovation behind consumption drive

    Legume innovation behind consumption drive

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    Business profit drivers unmasked

    A GRDC-funded study looks at the main profit drivers in farms ranking in the top 20 per cent of grains businesses in the southern region

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    Warning on uncertified seed

    Plant Health Australia cautions growers on sowing uncertified seed which can introduce weeds and crop diseases to a property

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    Speed breeding could fast-track drought tolerance

    Combining genomic and phenotypic selection through a speed breeding program known as SpeedGS has the potential to ramp up the rate at which desirable traits can be introduced to wheat varieties

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    Summer surveys unmask troublesome weeds

    Summer weed surveys conducted by WA DPIRD highlight the most common species affecting WA growers at this time of the year and show significant variability between seasons

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    Course offers on-farm spray gear help

    Hands-on training that includes on-farm visits to fine-tune growers’ spray equipment is assisting growers in New South Wales manage chemical application processes and reduce spray-drift risk