Pulses

Ascochyta lurking in stubble, ready to strike 2019 chickpea crop

Far from being eliminated during the long-running dry that has afflicted eastern Australia, the damaging fungal disease, Ascochyta blight, still poses a significant threat to the 2019 chickpea crop, according to NSW DPI plant pathologist, Kevin Moore…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 13, 2019

Swing to wide-row lupins in WA’s dry farming zones

Some growers in Western Australia’s northern grain belt have been growing lupins on wider rows in an attempt to improve the drought tolerance of the crop…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2019

Rain helps late-planted sorghum, boosts winter-crop hopes

Rain has brought some relief to the parched summer-cropping areas of New South Wales and Queensland. It will help yields in later-planted sorghum, and has opened the subsoil moisture account for paddocks in the lead-up to winter-crop planting…Read More

Liz Wells, March 18, 2019

RR canola out-returns OP TT in WA trial

A large-scale trial in Western Australia, which compared open pollinated triazine tolerant (OP TT) canola to Roundup Ready (RR) canola, has demonstrated a $105 per hectare benefit for RR over OP TT…Read More

Grain Central, March 18, 2019

Gene discovery to protect wheat from fungal disease

NSW DPI identifies wheat gene which could be harnessed in breeding programs to protect crops from the costly fungal disease septoria tritici blotch…Read More

Grain Central, March 15, 2019

Think again before ‘lighting up’ heavy stubbles

WA grain growers with high levels of crop stubble following a good season in some parts of the state’s grainbelt in 2018 are encouraged to consider options other than burning paddocks in the lead up to seeding this year…Read More

Grain Central, March 15, 2019

Ag slow to tap into on-the-go grain protein sensing

Protein sensors that assess grain quality as it is taken into the harvester are among a suite of sensing technologies that are yet to be utilised to their full potential by the Australian farming sector, according to University of Sydney associate professor of precision agriculture, Brett Whelan…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 14, 2019

Pre-emergent herbicides in stubble – strike or foul?

The latest research from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative comparing the effect of rainfall on leaching of a range of pre-emergent herbicides applied to wheat stubble has come up with the best options…Read More

Kirrily Condon, March 14, 2019

Ascochyta lurking in stubble, ready to strike 2019 chickpea crop

Far from being eliminated during the long-running dry that has afflicted eastern Australia, the damaging fungal disease, Ascochyta blight, still poses a significant threat to the 2019 chickpea crop, according to NSW DPI plant pathologist, Kevin Moore…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 13, 2019

‘Strip and disc’ captures moisture/combats weeds

High residue farming with a stripper front and a disc seeder efficiently captures and stores soil moisture, and growers are finding the system can be tweaked to also improve weed management…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2019

Swing to wide-row lupins in WA’s dry farming zones

Some growers in Western Australia’s northern grain belt have been growing lupins on wider rows in an attempt to improve the drought tolerance of the crop…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2019

What can growers do to close the yield gap?

There is wide scope for Australian farmers to narrow the yield gap between what they produce and what they could potentially grow, according to a four-year study of cropping enterprises across the nation…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 12, 2019

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