Taming wild genes to fight crop diseases
A global alliance of researchers has pioneered a new method to rapidly recruit disease-resistance genes from wild plants for transfer into domestic crops.
The unique challenges faced by irrigated grain growers in Australia’s southern and northern cropping regions are to be addressed through a new suite of investments by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
With new challenges to farm productivity and profitability testing the NSW industry each year, growers are urged to keep across the latest research and development insights by participating in the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s 2019 Grains Research Updates.
While the hot summer is wilting some pastures a few irrigated summer crops are thriving.
Evidence is mounting that summer crops really can be an effective weapon in the war on herbicide-resistant weeds. With soil moisture at a premium, there is nothing spare to waste on summer-growing weeds.
Christmas Day or not, 40°C or not, the paddocks are calling and the farmers must answer.
Victorian crop production is expect to more than halve this season, as thousands of hectares of wheat and canola are cut for hay.
Registrations are now open for Grains Research and Development Corporation grains research and farm business events to be held throughout Victoria in early 2019.
When it comes to changing grain growers’ perceptions and motivating practice change on-farm, American agricultural academic Drew Lyon believes it does not matter where in the world you are, the challenges are strikingly similar.
Grain growers in the southern cropping region who have experienced a dry growing season this year are being warned of a potential increase in the risk of some soil-borne diseases in 2019.
The national winter crop production is tipped to be 20 per cent below the 20-year average, as farmers grapple with drought across large parts of Australia’s east.
A new variety of wheat will give farmers the opportunity to sow later in the season without compromising yields.
While stubble loads in 2018 are generally much lighter than usual due to the impact of the dry conditions and the salvaging of frost-damaged crops, stubble management remains an important consideration heading into next season.
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