Research

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

To spray or not to spray: new app for mungbean disease management

A new app has been developed to help mungbean growers across Queensland and NSW better manage the problematic disease powdery mildew…Read More

Grain Central, December 3, 2019

Russian wheat aphid threat diminished if managed effectively

A biological and ecological profile of the Russian Wheat Aphid is being built to provide Australian grain growers with scientifically robust management tactics for the future…Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2019

Herbicide-tolerant wheat gene discovery offers weed control potential

A team of researchers has discovered key genes in wheat that are associated with herbicide tolerance, a trait that allows effective weed management in crops…Read More

Grain Central, November 29, 2019

Harvest weed seed control – does it have a fit in the high rainfall zone?

Harvest weed seed control should be seen as a ‘footbrake’ that helps decelerate weed population growth in the southern high rainfall zone (HRZ), rather than an ‘emergency handbrake’…Read More

Grain Central, November 28, 2019

Sowthistle survey maps a road ahead

A survey of growers and advisers in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales has provided a snapshot of current common sowthistle management practices and constraints…Read More

Grain Central, November 28, 2019

AGT Catapult AH wheat classification spreads to WA

AGT Catapult wheat can be grown as an Australian Hard variety in Western Australia as well as South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales from next year. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 27, 2019

New targets for gene editing could lead to more resilient ‘designer’ crops

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia in the United States has found a way to identify gene regulatory elements that could help produce “designer” plants and lead to improvements in food crops..Read More

Grain Central, November 25, 2019

Paddock selection key to retaining viable seed

Growers should select their cleanest paddocks from which to retain seed, from both a weeds and seed purity standpoint. If grading seed, take the largest seed size possible…Read More

Grain Central, November 22, 2019

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