Research

Re-engineering soils project to unearth crop profits

A new soil amelioration research project in Western Australia has the heady aim of boosting grain yields by up to one tonne per hectare…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Wheat myth comes a cropper

The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Rice straw can help feed animals: AFIA

Rice straw correctly harvested can be a useful component of livestock feed, particularly if its protein has had a boost using anhydrous ammonia gas; fact sheet available…Read More

Grain Central, June 20, 2019

Success is sweet: Researchers unlock the mysteries of the sugarcane genome

Sugarcane is the latest crop to have its genome sequenced, boosting researchers’ capacity to develop hardier and more productive cultivars…Read More

Grain Central, June 20, 2019

Off-farm data to improve on-farm decisions

There is powerful potential for grain growers and farm advisers to combine publicly available off-farm data with data from farm machinery to improve decision-making in the paddock…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Re-engineering soils project to unearth crop profits

A new soil amelioration research project in Western Australia has the heady aim of boosting grain yields by up to one tonne per hectare…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Wheat myth comes a cropper

The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Keep mixing herbicides, and be careful riding motorbikes!

Research in WA has highlighted the benefits of using herbicide mixtures to combat herbicide resistance, as well as the benefits of testing for these mixtures before using them over the whole farm…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Prevention is better than cure with Fusarium Head Blight

With the rapid expansion of cereal and maize crops in some irrigation areas of southern NSW, growers are being urged to implement an integrated Fusarium Head Blight management program…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

CQ rethinks path to profitable farming future

A far-reaching northern farming systems project is investigating whether cropping performance in Central Queensland can be improved by modifying the farming system…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2019

Conservation farming stalwart’s pivotal part in Australia’s no-till story

One of the ‘founding fathers’ of no-till farming, Jeff Esdaile, continues to be a passionate advocate of the low disturbance, stubble retention farming system that has revolutionised Australian crop production…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 14, 2019

Superweed resists another class of herbicides

Scientists in the US have discovered that the common US farming weed, waterhemp, has resistance to Group 15 herbicides, the first documentation of a non-grass plant to be resistant to Group 15 herbicides…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2019

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