Cropping

Grain option produces 4.4t/ha wheat crop for Liverpool Plains grower

It was the decision to let a crop of Lancer wheat go through to grain, despite attractive prices for hay, that saw north west NSW grower, Andrew Campbell, harvest a 4.4t/ha crop in a tough season last year…Read More

Grain Central, April 3, 2020

Research breakthrough boosts sorghum protein content

Queensland researchers have used gene editing to lift the protein content of sorghum to 15 to 16 per cent, up from the usual nine to 10 per cent…Read More

Larissa Mullot, Public affairs officer, Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA), April 3, 2020

Fall armyworm spreads to northern WA

The invasive pest fall armyworm has been found in northern Western Australia, following detections in Queensland and the Northern Territory…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2020

Sowing date remains viable frost management option

Planting date is still one of the most cost-effective tools to help Qld and NSW grain growers bolster crop yield potential by better managing both frost and heat stress during the grain-fill period…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2020

Spontaneous mutation and its implications for herbicide resistance

A paper providing empirical data on the rate of de novo mutation for herbicide resistance in plant populations represents a starting point to further evaluate the rate of spontaneous herbicide resistance in weed species…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, April 1, 2020

Forecast rain prompts hopes for big early canola planting

Planting of Australia’s 2020/21 canola crop is accelerating across New South Wales and Victoria this week ahead of 10-60 millimetres of rain forecast for coming days…Read More

Liz Wells, March 31, 2020

Researchers discover novel chemistry to protect crops from fungal disease

Scientists from the University of Exeter have identified a novel inhibitor that has the potential to protect wheat from Septoria tritici blotch and rice from blast disease…Read More

Grain Central, March 31, 2020

Australia sets sights on domestic sesame industry

Northern Australia is being targeted as a potential growing region for sesame production, offering farmers a new crop opportunity to capitalise on increased global demand for sesame seed and sesame oil…Read More

Grain Central, March 27, 2020

Manage grazing to protect groundcover in the Mallee

Mixed farmers in the Mallee regions of Victoria and South Australia can take some simple steps to ensure optimal groundcover management and safe grazing of livestock following the recent rains…Read More

Grain Central, March 27, 2020

Cotton conference shelved due to COVID-19

The 2020 Australian Conference scheduled to be held on the Gold Coast on August 4-6 won’t go ahead as planned due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 upheaval…Read More

Grain Central, March 25, 2020

Murray–Darling water plans progress, NSW lags

The accreditation of Murray-Darling water resource plans (WRP) continues apace with 33 WRP areas in total. New South Wales continues to lag behind…Read More

Grain Central, March 24, 2020

Weeds explosion keeps the pressure on herbicide supplies

Herbicide supplies remain tight as growers work through spraying programs to get on top of a surge in weeds triggered by widespread rains throughout eastern Australia in recent weeks…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 20, 2020

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