GroundCover™ Issue 127: March-April 2017

Feature Articles

  • Industry snapshot
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    Industry snapshot

    US slashes wheat; Mice alert; Big data study; Soybean electronics; Researcher honoured...

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  • New southern RCSNs gear up
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    New southern RCSNs gear up

    Members of the GRDC’s new-look southern Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) have hit the ground running following the first combined...

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  • Dry soils and early drought
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    Dry soils and early drought

    The trend towards declining early winter rainfall is especially noticeable in Western Australia, where it has been a steady trend...

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  • Quality a key to profitability
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    Quality a key to profitability

    Grain-quality defects such as late maturity alpha-amylase (LMA) and black point have a genetic bass, allowing the incidence risk to...

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    Soil health checks keep profit potential alive

    Southern NSW grower David Wolfenden shares some of the lessons learned on his decades-long journey to tie improved soil health to income health

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    Agronomist a worthy recipient

    Prominent southern NSW agronomist Barry Haskins has been recognised for his invaluable contribution to northern grains research, being awarded the 2017 Seed of Light Award by the GRDC.

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    Crown rot resistance enters breeding pipeline

    A phase of pre-breeding research has recently been completed that will allow germplasm with enhanced crown rot tolerance and resistance to be delivered to commercial breeding companies this year.

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    Trials building a catalogue of IWM options

    Ongoing trials by Southern Farming Systems (SFS) are reinforcing the need for integrated weed management (IWM) strategies, particularly against ryegrass.

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    Researchers pursuing scarab control

    GRDC-funded research is endeavouring to develop more-effective control of scarabs across the northern cropping belt. Scarab damage to establishing crops has previously been reported from Queensland’s Darling Downs to the Liverpool Plains,

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    Trials show nitrogen rates the key

    Fifteen research trials by the GRDC-funded Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) over the past three years found that the rate of nitrogen – not timing or application methods – was consistently the dominant factor affecting wheat yield, grain quality

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    Industry snapshot

    US slashes wheat; Mice alert; Big data study; Soybean electronics; Researcher honoured

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    Stubble retention challenge

    Stubble retention has well-documented benefits, including nutrient recycling, reduced erosion and improved rainfall infiltration. But it also comes with many challenges, particularly in the southern high-rainfall zone (HRZ). Overcoming these has

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    Wheat and maize research receives China boost

    A leading publicly funded maize and wheat research organisation – the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) – has signed an agreement with China’s Henan Agricultural University (HAU) to open a major new research centre in

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    New southern RCSNs gear up

    Members of the GRDC’s new-look southern Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) have hit the ground running following the first combined meeting in February.