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A new collaborative research project across northern NSW will bring northern region grain growers closer to maintaining healthy levels of pulse crops in their winter rotations... Dr Guy McMullen, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) research leader at Tamworth Agricultural Institute (TAI) says the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-funded projects will deliver benefits to growers almost immediately... "Over the past few years we've had highs and lows in pulse production and the aim is to even out plantings and yields to a more consistent level each year," Dr McMul...
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It's time for Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) conference award applicants to finalise their plans as the next round of twice-yearly applications closes on 4 April... Kylie Dunstan, GRDC communications manager says applicants should outline the benefits of their conference to the grains industry and the degree of grain grower involvement... "GRDC provides sponsorship assistance to organisations running conferences, workshops, seminars or field days that directly benefit the Australian grains industry," Ms Dunstan said...
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Dr Colin Wellings, University of Sydney, Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) on secondment from NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) says a growing body of data is shedding new light on rust management for growers... The report is available from www.nvtonline.com.au/reports and Dr Wellings urges growers to take advantage of the large amount of information now contained on the site... "While the data for stripe rust have been the subject of focused attention by pathologists and breeders across the majority of the Australian wheat growing regions for many years, leaf rust and stem rust ...
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Through the Australian Government's climate change initiative, Australia's Farming Future - Climate Change Research Program (CCRP), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have commenced a demonstration program called the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI)... GRDC is in partnership with Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), the Department of Primary Industries Victoria (DPI Vic) and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western...
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Faba bean growers in Western Australia can now access another chemical option for the control of rust in their crops... The GRDC project aims to improve the number of pest and disease management options available to growers of minor grains and oilseed crops, ensuring that growers have access to a variety of sustainable pest and disease management tools that aid long-term competitiveness and are cost effective... While other products are available to control rust, having another option means growers can choose a cheaper product and are able to rotate fungicide groups to avoid resistance dev...
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Grain growers and industry professionals who wish to take the next step in their career are being offered a helping hand through a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) skills and capacity-building initiative... GRDC Program Manager Capacity Building, Kathleen Allan, says the new Resilient Grain Leaders initiative has been established by the GRDC to "help ensure that the Australian grains industry attracts and retains the right people with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the long term sustainability of the industry"... Ms Allan said that to be eligible to part...
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Aanandini Ganesalingam examining plants.. Two young Western Australians keen to pursue careers in the grains industry are among the people profiled in a new publication highlighting opportunities and educational pathways in Australia's primary industries sector... Aanandini Ganesalingam, who is completing a PhD at The University of WA (UWA), and Lachlan Hunter, a Year 12 student at the WA College of Agriculture in Cunderdin, feature in Science, Taking You Places: Pathways for a Dynamic Career in Australia's Primary Industries...
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Applications for trimester two places in the University of New England's (UNE) Sustainable Grains Production course are now open... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supports the course, which is designed to provide specialist training in modern grain production and marketing for participants including growers and advisers... "Our flexible study options allow participants to tailor studies to suit their lives, Mr Birchall said...
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Southern cropping region grain growers dealing with and preparing for further significant mouse damage leading up to grain fill are being supported in their efforts by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... An updated GRDC fact sheet on mouse control is being direct mailed to growers as part of a national thrust to combat what is expected to be a continuation of Australia's worst mouse plague in living memory... Carryover populations from last autumn have the potential to cause severe damage to crops at flowering and seed set and so monitoring for damage over the next mo...
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AHRI researcher Mechelle Owen said that although other studies had already found evidence of a correlation between dormancy and resistance in annual ryegrass, the AHRI research was the first large scale study to demonstrate the link... "For each population, initial dormancy and change in dormancy over a six-month period were measured, and the resistance status of seedlings to four herbicides was assessed," Ms Owen said... "Intensive cropping programs are likely to select for increased dormancy when knockdown herbicides kill off the proportion of seed which is able to germinate with the ope...

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