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Investing in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers

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Investing in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers

    Soil Testing Plant Tissue Testing And Nutrition Budgeting

    Soil Testing Plant Tissue Testing And Nutrition Budgeting

    Zoning areas within a paddock depending on soil characteristics such as soil nutrition, soil type and performance can help growers make smarter fertiliser decisions to optimise yield and maximise profit for the season ahead.

    That is one of the key themes discussed in a new Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) podcast on zoning and data management by Nutrien Ag Solutions pecision ag specialist Daniel Bell, Cropfacts consultant Harm van Rees and Agronomy Solutions director Sean Mason.

    The podcast discusses research findings arising out of the GRDC investment ‘Using soil and plant testing data to better inform nutrient management and optimise fertiliser investments for grain growers in the southern region’, which is focused on increasing growers’ use of soil and plant testing data to better inform their fertiliser decision making.

    • 18 min
    Pre Sowing Tips For Soil Nutrition

    Pre Sowing Tips For Soil Nutrition

    Understanding the amount of nitrogen already available in the soil prior to developing a nutrient budget will help growers to optimise yield and maximise profit for the season ahead.

    That is one of the key themes discussed in a new Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) podcast on nutrient budgeting by Cropfacts consultant Harm van Rees, Norton Agronomic director Robert Norton and Agronomy Solutions director Sean Mason.

    The podcast discusses research findings arising out of the GRDC investment ‘Using soil and plant testing data to better inform nutrient management and optimise fertiliser investments for grain growers in the southern region’, which is focused on increasing growers’ use of soil and plant testing data to better inform their fertiliser decision-making.

    • 12 min
    Shining The Spotlight On Yellow Sandplain Soils

    Shining The Spotlight On Yellow Sandplain Soils

    Goomalling grower Rob Dempster is confident the production potential from yellow sandplain soils on his family’s property can be “unlocked” to become an asset – especially in dry seasons.

    Rob’s confidence stems from his involvement in a series of research trials on his property, investigating the impacts of a range of soil-inversion and deep-tillage tactics on crop performance.

    In this podcast, Rob discusses the trial findings in more detail and the deep-tillage tactics that have boosted the productivity of his yellow sandplain soils.

    The research was conducted by consultancy group agVivo Pty Ltd, with GRDC investment and support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

    More information:
    Rob Dempster
    rnjdempster@gmail.com

    Tim Boyes, agVivo Pty Ltd
    tim.boyes@agvivo.com.au

    Additional resources:
    https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/groundcover/groundcover-july-august-2018/one-way-plough-shows-promise-with-deep-ripping
    https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/groundcover/groundcover-july-august-2018/spending-on-sandplain-soils-can-pay-off

    • 7 min
    Heightened risk of Ascochyta Blight in chickpeas in 2020

    Heightened risk of Ascochyta Blight in chickpeas in 2020

    Chickpea growers have been cautioned to recognise the potential for an increased risk of Ascochyta Blight in chickpeas in 2020.

    NSW DPI senior plant pathologist, Kevin Moore warns that Ascochtya inoculum will still be present in chickpea residue that is several years old.

    A new fact sheet focusing on management options in 2020 is now available to growers and advisers.

    Contact:
    Kevin Moore
    Kevin.moore@dpi.nsw.gov.au

    Useful resources:
    https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/1220271/managing-ascochyta-blight-in-chickpeas-in-2020.pdf

    • 13 min
    Step change gains hoped for in new pulse research

    Step change gains hoped for in new pulse research

    A new joint GRDC and Victorian Government investment is looking to identify step changes in the productivity of pulse crops in the southern region.

    Researchers believe productivity improvements of ten percent could be achieved over the life of the project.

    On this podcast, Agriculture Victoria research scientist, Garry Rosewarne describes the type and scale of the research that is being undertaken.

    Contact:
    Garry Rosewarne
    Garry.rosewarne@agriculture.vic.gov.au

    • 11 min
    Taking bugs out of the system

    Taking bugs out of the system

    Farming is a risky business. Some risks are in the lap of the gods, but some risks are well within your control – or at least until they get out of control. On this podcast, Paul Umina from cesar has a very sober message for grain growers.

    The risk is getting greater that farmers will lose control of their ability to control pests in their crops, unless resistance management strategies are more widely adopted.

    This is a very candid interview from one of Australia’s leading crop pest experts.

    Contact:
    Paul Umina
    pumina@unimelb.edu.au

    Useful resources:
    https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/all-publications/publications/2018/resistance-management-strategy-for-helicoverpa-armigera-in-australian-grains
    https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/all-publications/factsheets/2015/07/grdc-fs-greenpeachaphid
    https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/all-publications/factsheets/2018/06/resistance-management-strategy-for-the-redlegged-earth-mite-in-australian-grains-and-pastures
    https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/all-publications/factsheets/2017/06/resistance-management-strategy-for-diamondback-moth-in-australian-canola

    • 14 min

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