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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The outcomes have traditionally been communicated to industry via media and annual GRDC events like the GRDC Updates for Growers and Advisors... As a direct result of grower demand for more accessible and usable information, the GRDC unveiled a new initiative this year in the form of GrowNotes - www.grdc.com.au/GrowNotes - on a range of summer and winter crops that are widely grown in the northern region... The GrowNotes provide an overview of each crop, information on a range of farm best practice, results of northern region trials, best-practice recommendations and links to additional research and trial information for further study...
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Speaking at the NSW DPI Breeza Research Station while on tour with the GRDC northern panel recently, Mr Clark says GRDC's vigorous commitment to NVT is matched by Australia's breeding companies which run trials at 11 sites... "In Queensland five commercialisation companies are active, running trials on 19 varieties at NVT sites including Biloela, Springsure, Brookstead, Macalister and Lundavra," Mr Clark said... "This number of companies active in development of barley varieties means the crop is being pushed forward in key traits and this is good news for northern region barley growers from Dubbo, NSW to central Queensland," Mr Clark said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Soilborne diseases pose a significant risk to the Australian cereal industry and can cause unexpected yield responses in field trials... PreDicta B is a unique DNA based service developed to assist Australian grain producers assess levels of a broad range of soilborne plant pathogenic nematodes and fungi before committing a particular crop/variety to a specific paddock... Development and delivery of a training course for scientists working on low rainfall farming systems programs across the southern region to increase awareness of soilborne diseases, summarise visual scoring techniques and merits of DNA tests delivered by SARDI as research tools to assist in site selection and assessing treatment effects in field trials...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Soilborne diseases pose a significant risk to the Australian cereal industry and can cause unexpected yield responses in field trials... PreDicta B is a unique DNA based service developed to assist Australian grain producers assess levels of a broad range of soilborne plant pathogenic nematodes and fungi before committing a particular crop/variety to a specific paddock... Development and delivery of a training course for scientists working on low rainfall farming systems programs across the southern region to increase awareness of soilborne diseases, summarise visual scoring techniques and merits of DNA tests delivered by SARDI as research tools to assist in site selection and assessing treatment effects in field trials...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers and consultants are acutely aware that management strategies for the likes of weed and disease control can't simply be considered on a short-term seasonal basis, they need to be planned according to their implications for the farming system as a whole... For management of disease carryover it is critical to understand the risk factors associated with individual diseases and the potential impact practices like strategic tillage might have, especially if disease posed a problem in the previous season... Research backed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has found that inter-row sowing between the old cereal rows can provide a physical separation between the new plant and the infected stubble, helping manage the build-up of pathogens like crown rot when used as part of a crop rotation strategy...
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Growers and consultants are acutely aware that management strategies for the likes of weed and disease control can't simply be considered on a short-term seasonal basis, they need to be planned according to their implications for the farming system as a whole... For management of disease carryover it is critical to understand the risk factors associated with individual diseases and the potential impact practices like strategic tillage might have, especially if disease posed a problem in the previous season... Research backed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has found that inter-row sowing between the old cereal rows can provide a physical separation between the new plant and the infected stubble, helping manage the build-up of pathogens like crown rot when used as part of a crop rotation strategy...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Growers shape record northern research investment.. Image of various ministers and GRDC members (From left) GRDC Northern Panel chair James Clark, former Queensland Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, John McVeigh, Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce and GRDC chair Richard Clark announce investment in grains R&D worth $14 million for the northern region... "The first project, receiving almost $5 million, will increase the grains sector's research capacity by funding 11 researchers to address the emerging challenges to productivity, profitability and sustainability specifically in the fields of soils, nutrition, pathology, entomology, weeds, agronomy and farming systems," Mr Joyce said...
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Technology looks set to play a key role in the monitoring of mouse activity this season with growers able to access up-to-date and locally relevant information from their tablet, smartphone or computer... The GRDC is recommending that growers keep a close eye on mouse numbers in the lead up to and during winter crop sowing despite recent the census showing low mouse abundance in most areas of the northern region except near Macalister where populations have been moderate... Even when mouse numbers are low, growers need to remain vigilant as mouse populations can increase rapidly as soon as the conditions favour them and, with little warning, farmers can have a costly and escalating problem...
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Technology looks set to play a key role in the monitoring of mouse activity this season with growers able to access up-to-date and locally relevant information from their tablet, smartphone or computer... The GRDC is recommending that growers keep a close eye on mouse numbers in the lead up to and during winter crop sowing despite recent the census showing low mouse abundance in most areas of the northern region except near Macalister where populations have been moderate... Even when mouse numbers are low, growers need to remain vigilant as mouse populations can increase rapidly as soon as the conditions favour them and, with little warning, farmers can have a costly and escalating problem...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Pasture legumes have the potential to provide valuable forage in northern mixed-cropping systems and improved knowledge of phosphorus nutrition will help secure this potential.. Grazing fertile, cracking clay soils in northern New South Wales is not widespread due to concerns about the effects of livestock trampling on the soils' physical conditions... Dual-purpose winter grains for grazing and cropping are planted to a relatively small area in the northern grain-growing region, but GRDC-funded research has shown the significant profit potential of this versatile system in this region...
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