GroundCover™ 130: September - October 2017

Feature Articles

  • Sorghum and cotton measured on the profit scales
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    Sorghum and cotton measured on the profit scales

    Sorghum was once the main summer crop planted on David and Gordon Brownhill’s 8000-hectare farm near Spring Ridge in northern...

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  • Research hub part of new strategic R&D investment
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    Research hub part of new strategic R&D investment

    The GRDC invested $3m in WA to create a new crop-research hub with state-of-the art facilities as part of a...

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  • Combining expertise to curb soil-borne disease
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    Combining expertise to curb soil-borne disease

    Identifying the need for a strong and coordinated approach to develop better management options for soil-borne diseases, the GRDC commissioned...

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  • The tool that puts a handle on soil pathogens
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    The tool that puts a handle on soil pathogens

    Growers and agronomists use the PreDicta® B DNA test to identify disease risk before planting and also to monitor disease...

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    GRDC Updates attract a crowd

    GRDC senior regional manager (north) Jan Edwards says the annual Farm Business Updates are designed to offer practical, relevant advice and information to those in the grains business.

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    Aussies short on grain-based fibre

    Australians are eating just half the cereal fibre needed for good health, according to a study presented at the Dietitians Association of Australia’s national conference.

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    Online trials data pool

    A GRDC investment, Online Farm Trials (OFT) (www.farmtrials.com.au), has been set up to allow users to view, analyse and export grains research information.

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    Keep watch for CMV this spring

    Keep watch for CMV this spring

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    A plan that will define our industry's future

    We have to grasp the opportunities and, in many instances, create them to shape a future that meets our needs as commercial growers, and those too of our rural economies and communities.

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    Precision seeding shows yield lift potential

    Vic grower Steve Lanyon says his New Year resolution is to plant his entire 2018 cropping program, comprising maize, canola, faba beans, barley and wheat, using a new precision approach to seeding.

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    Research hub part of new strategic R&D investment

    The GRDC invested $3m in WA to create a new crop-research hub with state-of-the art facilities as part of a wider $15m national infrastructure investment to build Australia’s grains research capacity.

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    Extra feed from summer-sown winter barley

    Following good rainfall in January 2016, Josh was keen to get sowing, but being unable to source a suitable winter canola variety in time he turned to ‘plan B’ and sowed winter barley instead.

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    Vary tactics to beat resistant ryegrass

    Vary tactics to beat resistant ryegrass

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    Sorghum and cotton measured on the profit scales

    Sorghum was once the main summer crop planted on David and Gordon Brownhill’s 8000-hectare farm near Spring Ridge in northern NSW. This year the two brothers are turning more of their land to cotton.