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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Northern New South Wales grain grower and company director Richard Clark has been appointed as the new GRDC chair, replacing Gunnedah grower Keith Perrett... In partnership with his wife Barbara, Mr Clark runs a 1340-hectare grain enterprise at Tulloona where the focus is on summer and winter cereals, pulses and oilseeds... A graduate of the Orange Agricultural College, and a fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Clark has considerable experience as a chair and director of companies in the agricultural sector...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Hosted by ICAN, the webinar is targeted at grain growers and advisers throughout Australia and will be presented by Peter Newman, of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative... " the webinar will look at the ecology of wild radish and how to use this information to assist in managing it; its herbicide resistance status; and weed control tactics that have been successfully employed to manage this weed.".. To participate, use a laptop, tablet or personal computer to watch and listen to a 30 minute presentation, which will be followed by about 15 minutes for questions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Hosted by ICAN, the webinar is targeted at grain growers and advisers throughout Australia and will be presented by Peter Newman, of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative... "Wild radish is one of the most competitive and difficult to control broadleaf weeds of winter cereal crops, with weed seeds persisting for many years... " the webinar will look at the ecology of wild radish and how to use this information to assist in managing it; its herbicide resistance status; and weed control tactics that have been successfully employed to manage this weed."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
ENSO remains best northern climate indicator.. The El Ni o/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon remains recognised as the core driver of climate variability in eastern Australia, according to University of Southern Queensland climate researcher, Professor Roger Stone... "Although there are many climate patterns and systems that exist at widely varying time scales, the ENSO phenomenon remains recognised as the core driver of climate variability in eastern Australia," Prof Stone said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Deliveries being prepared in 25-kilogram bags... In Indonesia, Interflour is the second largest miller and can produce up to 700,000 tonnes of flour a year at its Eastern Pearl Flour Mills, based in Makassar, the capital of the state of South Sulawesi... While many products, such as sugar, are still loaded into boats from hand-drawn carts at the port, Interflour loads its boats directly from trucks...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Deliveries being prepared in 25-kilogram bags... In Indonesia, Interflour is the second largest miller and can produce up to 700,000 tonnes of flour a year at its Eastern Pearl Flour Mills, based in Makassar, the capital of the state of South Sulawesi... While many products, such as sugar, are still loaded into boats from hand-drawn carts at the port, Interflour loads its boats directly from trucks...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Integrating New Technologies to Improve Yield Stability and Enhance Genetic Gain in Barley and Sorghum Breeding Programs.. In this project we propose to extend the results of an earlier project DAQ00076 which investigated ways of integrating new technologies into breeding plant breeding programs to generate step change in the rate of genetic gain... The work to date has received global attention with Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc supporting a large study based on our integrated approach in sorghum in Australia and preparing to refund the activity......
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Although there were various studies reported in the literature showing suitability of different Indian cultivars of desi chickpeas for puffing (Hira and Chopra, 1995; Bhattacharya and Prakash, 1997), knowledge of Australian desi chickpea performance in this respect was lacking... Seeds that appeared to be visually puffed (cracking/opening of the outer husk, golden yellow coloured cotyledon with volume expanded) were totalled and a puffed percentage (%) calculated by taking the ratio of the number of puffed chickpeas to the number of total chickpeas... The first study was carried out to measure the puffing feasibility of Australian desi chickpea genotypes, as no previous works were reported in the literature...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Research by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has investigated the impact that injury has on rural communities and the agricultural sector in Australia... The research has led the RFDS to call for a new national injury strategy to be developed and for more government support... "Because of this, Farmsafe strongly endorses the RFDS call for increased action by governments and a new national injury-prevention strategy to address injury and its disproportionate impact in rural and remote Australia," he says...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Flaxleaf fleabane ( C bonariensis ) is a major weed of cropping in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.. Although there are seven Conyza species naturalised in Australia, flaxleaf fleabane is the most widespread... Flaxleaf fleabane grows up to 1 m, has erect stem covered with stiff hairs, and is generally multibranched at the base...
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