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.

Detection of Russian wheat aphid

The exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - has been found for the first time in Australia in cereal crops in SA's mid-north. Grain growers and agronomists are asked to monitor emerging crops.

Manage Mallee seeps at the source for best results

Growers dealing with waterlogging caused by Mallee dune seepage should treat the problem at the source for best results.

Allen's life quest to nurture living soils

It has been 20 years since Allen Buckley became an early adopter of no-till farming in the Mallee. Today, the Waikerie, South Australia, grower says it is an ongoing journey to maintain healthy soils and ground cover and increase yield