GroundCover™ 129: July-August 2017

Feature Articles

  • On-farm trials push dual-purpose crop program
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    On-farm trials push dual-purpose crop program

    On-farm trials recast dual-purpose cropping into more profitable practice on Bradley family’s 1020-hectare mixed-farming operation....

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  • Genetic map points the way to advanced new barley
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    Genetic map points the way to advanced new barley

    Scientists have unravelled the genetic secrets of the barley plant, allowing them to understand which genes control barley’s adaptability to a...

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  • How Grain & Graze transformed mixed farming
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    How Grain & Graze transformed mixed farming

    Grain & Graze was the first national collaboration on mixed farming in Australia....

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  • A visual guide to estimating stubble value to livestock
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    A visual guide to estimating stubble value to livestock

    Crop stubbles are a useful source of feed after harvest when green pasture is scarce, and grazing helps to reduce...

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    Growers explain tactics to save soil moisture

    Growers in the Kwinana East Port Zone are using a wide range of practical tactics to conserve and use soil moisture in response to increasingly fluctuating rainfall and variable soil types.

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    Need to think 'dual-purpose harvest'

    Cuballing grower Roger Newman says the key take-home message from his first harvest with the integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) is the need to harvest with a different attitude

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    Tasmania's long start

    Alex farms with his parents Tom & Amanda, whom says sporadic, rainfall, total of 110mm for the year, called for a staggered approach to their seeding operation over more than four months.

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    2017 Horizon Scholarship winners

    The five GRDC-sponsored scholars for 2017 are Matthew Burge and Zac Gallagher of Queensland, Matthew Hyde of Western Australia, Tahlia Noonan of Victoria and Emily Sinderberry of NSW.

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    Plant biosecurity research initiative

    Australia’s plant biosecurity has been strengthened after Plant Health Australia & the nation’s 7 plant R&D Corporations, including the GRDC, announced a new research partnership.

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    Kaleidoscope of weather patterns launches season

    ‘Warm and dry’ characterised the season start across large swathes of southern and western Australia – and climate models predict this will continue. It was a different story in the north.

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    Seed set for the future

    Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture technical officer Rebecca Fish seeds six canola lines into a trial site at Cressy, Tasmania, as part of research to optimise grain yields in the high-rainfall zone.

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    Vigilance a proven difference

    Vigilant monitoring played a major role in the detection of lupin anthracnose, detected during routine crop inspections by an agronomist.

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    Market mix also a disease strategy

    Stuart Gall: minimising disease risk requires a disciplined approach to rotations.

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    Genetic map points the way to advanced new barley

    Scientists have unravelled the genetic secrets of the barley plant, allowing them to understand which genes control barley’s adaptability to a range of climatic challenges and environmental stresses