Hail destroys CSIRO glass houses, sets back vital crop research

A massive hail storm that hit Canberra on Monday destroyed 63 glass houses at the CSIRO’s Black Mountain centre, wrecking important plant trials and setting back crop research programs by 12 months or more…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 23, 2020

No clear benefits in processing barley when lotfeeding lambs

Charles Sturt University student research has found there’re no clear benefits in processing barley grain to increase the live-weight gain of feedlot lambs…Read More

Grain Central, December 4, 2019

Bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have major impact on food crops

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food…Read More

Grain Central, November 6, 2019

Gene responsible for lutein esterification in bread wheat identified

Scientists have gained new insights into the timing and control of esterification, a process related to the storage and nutritional qualities of bread wheat and other grains…Read More

Grain Central, October 31, 2019

Combating the spread of plant viral diseases

Researchers have concluded that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the management of plant viral diseases…Read More

Grain Central, October 23, 2019

Grains industry sustainability survey closes on Sunday

Rural, regional and metropolitan respondents have until Sunday to complete a KPMG survey which will help to shape the sustainability framework of the Australian grains industry. ..Read More

Liz Wells, October 22, 2019

What’s the best way to out-compete resistant annual ryegrass in cereals?

Crop competition is making a come-back as a simple way for growers to increase crop yield and reduce weed seed set, without breaking the bank…Read More

Chris Davey, Agriservices Agronomist, YP AG, October 18, 2019

Resilient Regions Week looks beyond drought

Researchers gathered with government and industry representatives at the University of Southern Queensland for Resilient Regions Week to look beyond the drought to stronger rural economies. ..Read More

Liz Wells, October 3, 2019

Farm bikers rev up WA crop trial tour

Motorbike-riding agronomists and farmers, including many from interstate, converged on WA last week for a unique, two-wheel tour of WA farm crop trials…Read More

Grain Central, September 30, 2019

Bankless, siphonless irrigation makes every drop count

Bankless irrigation systems that water fields from both ends with tailwater backup are creating greater water use efficiencies and achieving higher, more uniform crop yields than conventional siphon-fed systems…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 20, 2019

Does soil delving have a place in the east?

Delving or mixing a clay-based subsoil into a sandy topsoil is a practice that has benefited many grain growers in WA, but does the same approach yield results for lighter soils in southern NSW?..Read More

Grain Central, December 13, 2019

Drought drags cotton production to decade low

The Australian cotton sector is facing its toughest outlook in more than a decade, as ongoing drought slashes local production prospects to just 735,000 bales in the 2019/20 season…Read More

Grain Central, December 12, 2019

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