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Mind the gap to maximise mungbean yields

Neil Lyon, 29 March 2017

Row spacings have been confirmed as a key determinant of yield in pulse crops with Queensland research showing grain production is maximised when rows are closer together.

Crop scientists encouraged to apply for scholarships

Grain Central, 27 March 2017

NSW Department of Primary Industries is calling for the next generation of crop researchers to apply for a scholarship to support and encourage them to expand their studies and international networks.

Fungicide resistance discovery calls for urgent action

Grain Central, 22 March 2017

Australian grain growers are being advised to implement effective integrated disease management strategies following the discovery of resistance to strobilurin fungicides in wheat powdery mildew (WPM).

Farming groups and University collaborate to value-add research efforts

Grain Central, 15 March 2017

A new agreement between Charles Sturt University (CSU), Wagga Wagga, NSW, and seven farming systems groups will foster research, development and extension opportunities to benefit farmers, businesses and agricultural students.

What triggered the Rutherglen bug invasion this summer?

Neil Lyon, 10 March 2017

Just what caused the virtual plague of Rutherglen bugs that invaded northern cropping areas in unprecedented numbers over summer has had scientists searching for answers.

Sowing timeliness critical to yield success

Neil Lyon, 09 March 2017

The long-held adage that timely sowing is a key determinant of crops reaching their full yield potential has been proven once again in trials in northern NSW where crops sown late consistently suffered significant yield penalties.

Scientists discover dark matter of bread wheat genome

Grain Central, 09 March 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA) have identified 21,000 new genes in bread wheat.

How can crop stubble help mobilise soil nutrients?

Grain Central, 07 March 2017

Managing stubble as a nutrient bank in rotations can improved nutrient availability in soil for following crops, according to the latest results from a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded research project.

GRDC annual report highlights transformation process

Grain Central, 06 March 2017

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released its annual report for 2015-16, highlighting the process of transformation the organisation has been undertaking over the past 18 months.

Durums outshine bread wheat varieties in South Australian trials

Grain Central, 03 March 2017

Durum wheat varieties have achieved gross margins of up to $1100 a hectare more than common bread wheat varieties in South Australian Grain Industry Trust funded trials in the past two years.