Anapurna wheat shows potential to climb beyond 10t/ha

A new winter wheat from Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is primed to establish itself in the high-rainfall zones of southern Australia with growers expecting impressive yields…Read More

Grain Central, November 30, 2020

Landmark genome sequencing study to improve wheat, barley production

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Australia, have sequenced and analysed the genomes of 15 wheat varieties, bringing scientists closer to unlocking the entire gene set of wheat and barley. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2020

Emerging disease threatens US cotton industry

The virulent cotton crop disease, cotton leafroll dwarf virus, is emerging in the United States, threatening the $7 billion US cotton industry…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2020

New pesticides approved to combat fall armyworm

The APVMA has issued two additional permits for the control of fall armyworm in sweetcorn, safflower and sunflower, bringing the total number of current fall armyworm permits to 37…Read More

Grain Central, November 25, 2020

Investment a potential game changer for crown rot

An innovative investment which will improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of identifying and tracking the genetic traits for crown rot tolerance and resistance…Read More

Grain Central, November 23, 2020

Victoria on locust watch following sightings

Victorians are encouraged to look for and report Australian plague locusts after a number of sightings in the west and north-west of the state this month…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2020

Pacific Seeds releases earlier maturing winter canola hybrid

Pacific Seeds has announced the release of Hyola Feast CL, a new earlier maturing graze and grain winter Clearfield canola hybrid…Read More

Grain Central, November 19, 2020

Heat tolerant wheats to take on hotter future

Plant breeders are working to develop wheats with greater tolerance to heat to mitigate against the threat of heat stress severely undermining the yield potential of wheat crops…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 18, 2020

How can I be certain herbicide residues have fully degraded at planting?

Researchers are developing a soil test for imazapic and diuron residues that will indicate damaging residue levels and help growers decide which crops would be safe to plant in a paddock…Read More

Dr Mick Rose, NSW DPI soil scientist, November 17, 2020

Natural predators enlisted in fight against fall armyworm

Fall armyworm is proving difficult to control with conventional insecticides, prompting authorities to reach for suppression strategies that include natural predators and mating disruption techniques…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 13, 2020

Fall armyworm detected near Gingin in WA

Fall armyworm has been detected near Gingin 67 kilometres north of Perth, the most southerly detection in Western Australia so far…Read More

Grain Central, November 12, 2020

2,4-D antagonises glyphosate, especially in glyphosate resistant weeds

Mixing 2,4-D with glyphosate can compromise grass control but can often be overcome by selecting the right formulation with a minor rate adjustment. But if the plants have even low-level glyphosate resistance, control is greatly reduced…Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, November 12, 2020

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