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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Get your game face on for tackling rusts in 2017

    Poor volunteer control at the start of 2016 was an important piece of the puzzle that enabled wheat leaf rust to reduce profits from wheat crops across Australia in 2016.