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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The arrival of the previously undetected Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) in the southern cropping region has heightened the need for correct identification of aphid species present in this year's crops... The publication now includes information on RWA which was detected in Australia for the first time in May this year and is now established in a number of cropping regions in South Australia and Victoria... Identification of crop aphids is very important when making control decisions and the Back Pocket Guide is designed to assist growers and agronomists in their efforts to correctly identify species observed in crops, this year and beyond...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is boosting its presence and outreach to growers in the southern cropping region through the establishment of a regional office... As general manager of systems and agronomy south, Dr Stephen Loss will lead GRDC's operations in the southern region and he will be supported by a manager of systems and agronomy and a team assistant... "We believe this 'hub and spoke' model is most appropriate for an organisation like the GRDC which has a mandate to work closely with growers and industry at a regional level but to also maintain and foster strategic relationships with research partners from across Australia and the globe, which we can do most effectively from a national head office."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is boosting its presence and outreach to growers in the southern cropping region through the establishment of a regional office... As general manager of systems and agronomy south, Dr Stephen Loss will lead GRDC's operations in the southern region and he will be supported by a manager of systems and agronomy and a team assistant... "We believe this 'hub and spoke' model is most appropriate for an organisation like the GRDC which has a mandate to work closely with growers and industry at a regional level but to also maintain and foster strategic relationships with research partners from across Australia and the globe, which we can do most effectively from a national head office."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A Grains Research and Development Corporation "fast track project", instigated by the GRDC's southern Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN), aims to map the extent of herbicide resistance in wild radish and other broadleaf weeds and increase awareness about the increasing problem... Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) is undertaking the survey, trial and extension work in response to concerns raised about the spread of resistance in wild radish in the southern cropping region, brought to GRDC's attention through the RCSN in the low and medium rainfall zones... "As a consequence, growers have placed less emphasis on rotating their broadleaf herbicide groups, thereby increasing the potential for resistance to develop in weeds such as wild radish, Indian hedge mustard and turnip."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The clear skies also led to slightly warmer days and cool nights... Rainfall for southern Australia's main crop and pasture growing season (April to October) was generally very low, with virtually the entire cropping region suffering below-average rainfall (Figure 1)... The clear skies and very low soil moisture brought severe frosts to many areas in all three GRDC cropping regions during late May and mid-June, with many record low temperatures recorded, including -6.8 C at Stanthorpe, Queensland, -7.5 C at Rutherglen, Victoria, -1.3 C at Perth Airport and -10.5 C at Liawenee, Tasmania...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The percentage of growers using some no-till reflected in the figures may not reflect the percentage of no-till adoption observed at the time... Overall, a vast majority of growers also expected the no-till systems to result in less soil erosion... While users and non-users generally did not have differences in beliefs about the likelihood of herbicide resistance or higher herbicide costs, overall, it was more common for no-till users to expect less weed emergence under no-till with stubble retention systems...
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