Cropping

Dormant barley grass an issue for Eyre Peninsula

The level of seed dormancy in barley grass populations on SA’s Eyre Peninsula is the highest in the low rainfall regions of southern Australia, making it a particularly challenging weed for growers to control…Read More

Grain Central, September 23, 2020

National herbicide resistance survey in weeds to begin

Charles Sturt University will lead a team of researchers in a national survey to determine the resistance status of major cropping weeds in Australia…Read More

Grain Central, September 23, 2020

New imi-tolerant sunflower set to expand growing area

Australia’s first imidazolinone-tolerant sunflower variety has been released by Barenbrug Australia, with the new technology expected to broaden traditional sunflower regions in the country…Read More

Grain Central, September 22, 2020

HWSC an option to manage wild radish

Grain growers are being encouraged to implement a multi-faceted integrated weed management strategy which includes harvest weed seed control (HWSC) in order to gain the upper hand on wild radish…Read More

Grain Central, September 22, 2020

Second virus suspected in faba bean disease outbreak

The bean yellow mosaic virus outbreak that has hit faba bean crops in recent weeks, particularly in north west New South Wales, may be being amplified by the presence of a second virus…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 21, 2020

Weevils spell trouble for Paterson’s curse

Producers could save money and boost weed control this spring thanks to a population boom in biocontrol agents, including crown and root weevils which can kill Paterson’s curse…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2020

Scientists solve 70-year mystery of the origins of oat disease

Researchers have uncovered the genetic origin of an oat disease that reached epidemic proportions in the United States in the 1940s…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Fungal diseases challenge eastern cereal crops in wet year

As a long-awaited seasonal turnaround continues, NSW growers are on high alert for the development of cereal fungal diseases such as spot form net blotch, scald, powdery mildew and rust…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

AGT releases new wheats, barley for northern region

Plant breeding company, Australian Grain Technologies (AGT), is releasing four, new, APH-classified wheat varieties for the northern region this season, as well as its first barley variety…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 17, 2020

Net blotch resistance to SDHI fungicide discovered in WA barley

The first instance of SDHI fungicide resistance in spot form of net blotch (SFNB) in barley crops has been discovered in the Western Australian grainbelt…Read More

Grain Central, September 16, 2020

Growers weigh up late season nitrogen application options

Good rainfall and wet soils across many parts of NSW this season have left grain growers evaluating their options for applying additional late nitrogen (N)…Read More

Grain Central, September 15, 2020

Researchers discover trifluralin resistance can be reversed

AHRI researchers have accidentally discovered that trifluralin resistance can be reversed. Could this changes herbicide resistance forever?..Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, September 15, 2020

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