Mungbean makeover on the menu

March 30, 2022 | 2 min read
From ancient, ‘gassy’ legume to low-carbon, nutritional powerhouse, mungbeans are being given a global makeover, led by researchers at The University of Queensland.

Margin control critical for Australian farmers in volatile global commodity market

March 28, 2022 | 3 min read
Keeping track of margins and controlling input costs will be vital for Australian farmers preparing for winter crop planting, say Rabobank analysts closely monitoring the global market.

New chemistry vital option in Central West

March 19, 2022 | 3 min read
The release of the new pre-emergent, Overwatch Herbicide in 2021 has been welcomed by Nutrien Forbes agronomist Jim Cronin as a vital rotational option in key winter crops.

La Niña yields record crops

March 17, 2022 | 2 min read
Both winter and summer crops across Australia have seen extraordinary outcomes in 2021–22.

Major partnership to deliver spray hazard warning system

March 15, 2022 | 3 min read
The grains and cotton industries have today announced a $5.5 million investment to help minimise spray drift through a five-year partnership with Australian agtech company, Goanna Ag. The investment will see the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), in partnership with Goanna Ag develop a spray drift hazardous weather warning system that will provide real-time weather data and alerts to growers and spray operators about the presence of temperature inversions.

New insights into how wheat roots respond to salinity

March 15, 2022 | 2 min read
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have unearthed new data about how wheat root tips respond to salinity, which is an important first step towards improving salt tolerance.

GRDC Research Updates uncover potential phosphorous savings

March 3, 2022 | 3 min read
Good summer rainfall across parts of the northern grain growing region has boosted optimism for the winter cropping season and with fertiliser prices at an all-time high, growers are encouraged to make informed decisions to get the most out of their inputs.

Agricultural commodities ride record highs

March 2, 2022 | 1 min read
Agricultural commodities are forecast to reach record highs in 2021-22, but a return to normality is on the way. Executive Director of ABARES Dr Jared Greenville said that agricultural commodities had performed even better than initial forecasts.

Farm incomes surge as the good times roll

March 1, 2022 | 2 min read
A combination of good seasonal conditions and prices have led to improved farm performance for broadacre and dairy farms.

Earlier sown winter barley sets new yield benchmarks >10 t/ha

Feb. 23, 2022 | 2 min read
Barley yields in excess of 10 t/ha have been recorded at Field Applied Research (FAR) Australia’s SA Crop Technology Centre, home to the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) Hyper Yielding Crops research project in South Australia. The project, led by Field Applied Research (FAR) Australia is a four-year project spanning the high productivity regions of five states, and aims to push what are believed to be the economically attainable yield boundaries of wheat, barley and canola.

Safe sorghum planting while controlling weeds

Dec. 22, 2021 | 4 min read
Grass weeds can flourish in sorghum crops over summer if left untreated, but an old herbicide is standing the test of time.

Sheep producers urged to prepare for flystrike risk

Dec. 17, 2021 | 2 min read
Producers being advised to have stocks of flystrike products on hand given predictions for a wet summer.

Maize trials find higher N rates don’t equal higher yields

Dec. 8, 2021 | 4 min read
With skyrocketing nitrogen (N) prices and a shortage of supply, results from an irrigated maize trial series have delivered good news to growers looking to produce bumper yields while saving on fertiliser costs.

Ag production value and volume soar to historic heights

Dec. 7, 2021 | 2 min read
Australia’s farmers are on track to smash production value and volume records in 2021-22 on the back of exceptional seasonal conditions and a surge in world commodity prices.

Record year for Australian winter crop production

Nov. 30, 2021 | 2 min read
Australian winter crop production is forecast to reach a new national record.