Mallee growers break through cereals’ ceiling

A cropping evolution is gathering momentum across the Mallee region as growers increasingly fine-tune their rotations to increase the role of break crops in lifting productivity and profitability

Late Crop Herbicide Application on Barley

The use of approved herbicides for the purposes of weed control must be carried out in accordance with herbicide labelling instructions, which require grain growers to follow written label directions.

GrainVantage™ MSF Rebate

As a part of the agreement between Mallee Sustainable Farming and Grain Growers Limited, MSF members who purchase a GrainVantage portable NIR monitor can nominate MSF to receive a $300 rebate.

Study shows break crop use boosts bottom lines

Mallee Sustainable Farming agronomist Michael Moodie outlined the results of research into break crops at the GRDC Grains Research Update held at Wudinna.

Sowing strategies could boost crop yields on sandy soils

Research is demonstrating the potential for sowing strategies to significantly improve crop productivity on sandy soils in the southern cropping region.

Low rainfall cereal crops can take a break and grow profits

Grain growers in low rainfall parts of the southern cropping region can potentially lift profitability by including one or two-year break phases in their rotations.

PIRSA is currently responding to detection's of Russian wheat aphid in the State's Mid North region.

Follow up surveys by PIRSA Biosecurity SA and SARDI entomologists has since identified numerous infested sites.

The presence of Russian wheat aphid has now been confirmed in Victoria.

Growers are encouraged to seek advice from their local agronomist, GRDC, Grain Producers Australia or the Agriculture Victoria website about how to manage this pest in cereal crops.

Mice: southern grain growers advised to remain vigilant

CSIRO researcher Steve Henry is encouraging growers to monitor mouse populations and activity and to record and share their observations.

Symptoms a poor indicator of micronutrient status

Growers should not rely on visible signs of micronutrient deficiencies in crops as symptoms of the most common micronutrient issues are vague and inconsistent.