Cropping

How can I set up my summer crops to help manage weeds?

Growers are actively planning for summer cropping and being more proactive with weed control leading up to planting…Read More

Belinda Chase, Agronomist, Dalby Rural Supplies, September 16, 2021

Can mixing wheat varieties in the same paddock stave off crop failure?

Researchers in the US have found that growing several varieties of wheat together in the same crop offers disease and insect protection…Read More

Grain Central, September 15, 2021

Intercropping raises the bar for SA farming family

A farming family on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is trying their hand at intercropping for the first time this season in a bid to maximise production in a paddock with soil and harvesting issues…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 13, 2021

Monola gaining acceptance as alternative to canola

Speciality crops of Monola meeting the specified oil content are attracting a premium of $100 a tonne above the price of canola while achieving similar yields…Read More

Grain Central, September 9, 2021

Post-frost check for damage in WA crops

Western Australian grain growers with crops exposed to recent cold temperatures are reminded to check for signs of frost damage…Read More

Grain Central, September 6, 2021

Research to focus on combating Septoria disease in wheat

A wet winter in southern Australia has seen an increase in the prevalence of the region’s most significant wheat disease, Septoria Tritici Blotch (STB)…Read More

Grain Central, September 3, 2021

Cropping intensity key to determining profitability

A long-running farming systems project in the northern farming zone is showing that a grower’s approach to cropping intensity can be a key factor in determining profitability…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 1, 2021

Chaff carts: dual benefit of weed control and feed for livestock

Baled chaff collected at harvest as a weed control measure is providing a cheap energy source for sheep in confinement paddocks…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, August 30, 2021

NSW winter crop heads into spring with its tail up

Despite a wet winter that has created waterlogging issues, farmers in NSW are on track to produce an above average winter crop this year…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 27, 2021

Kangaroo Island’s GM-free crops bedevilled by wet winter

Waterlogging has been a challenge for grain growers this winter on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island where crops are grown under the island’s GM-free status…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 25, 2021

Cold, wet winter causes rise in canola disease

A cold, wet winter has led to reports of severe blackleg infection in canola in South Australia, across Victoria and into southern New South Wales…Read More

Grain Central, August 23, 2021

New research investigates characteristics of fast-growing wheat

A Charles Sturt University PhD student will compare modern fast-growing wheat varieties to understand the characteristics needed in wheats that can be sown to help farmers in south eastern Australia adjust to a changing climate…Read More

Grain Central, August 23, 2021

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