Cropping

Riverine Plains study explores carbon trading potential

The Riverine Plains farming systems group has completed a project looking into the viability and practicality of increasing soil carbon for trading through the Australian Government’s Emission Reduction Fund…Read More

Grain Central, April 9, 2021

Search is on for alternatives to glyphosate

A new, two-year project in Western Australia will delve into potential herbicides other than glyphosate to control summer weeds and for pre-cropping knockdown treatments…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

New fertiliser targets yield gains in high rainfall zone

The move to enhanced efficiency fertilisers such as eNpower from Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is gathering pace in higher rainfall zones…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

Researchers confirm sought-after synergies between herbicides: AHRI

“I leverage synergies” “I monetise leveraged synergies” “I initiate synergy monetisation strategies” Never ask a marketing executive what they do for a living! But if a weed researcher such as..Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, April 6, 2021

Wet, mild season puts NSW growers on alert for root, foliar diseases

The improved seasonal conditions which helped deliver bumper crops in southern NSW in 2020 could become a double-edged sword this year unless growers remain vigilant on crop disease management…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2021

How can I ensure my complex tank mix is compatible and will spray out?

Growers applying herbicides are increasingly using complex tank mixes – but the efficiency gains of this practice can easily come unstuck if taking short-cuts results in not being able to spray the brew out…Read More

Stephen Pettenon, FMC technical services specialist, March 31, 2021

New test developed to identify fall armyworm

A new in-field molecular test to detect the damaging crop pest, fall armyworm, has been developed to help protect production and profitability…Read More

Grain Central, March 25, 2021

Rain, strong prices boost outlook for big canola area

Amid strong global oilseed prices, canola area is set to spike this year as growers plant early into moisture, and seed supplies for some varieties are already tight…Read More

Liz Wells, March 24, 2021

Experts to outline strategies for managing blackleg in canola

Canola growers and advisers have been seeking advice on what to do to best manage the disease blackleg, particularly around whether to apply foliar fungicides early in the season…Read More

Grain Central, March 24, 2021

Top-end cotton gin set to be up and running in 2022

The potential to develop a thriving cotton industry in Australia’s north has been given a boost with a new gin near Katherine set to be operational in 2022. ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2021

Scientists show drought-tolerant crops need skin in the game

The development of crops that can survive long heat waves and drought may be a step closer with scientists finding a way to precisely measure a plant’s water loss through its skin…Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2021

Advances in satellite imagery unlock new era in crop management

Satellite imagery now has the capacity to provide farmers with time-critical data on crop performance and can even pre-empt problems long before they become apparent to the naked eye…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 19, 2021

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