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Red legged earthmite

Red legged earthmites are a pest that spends most of their lives in the soil, but come out to feed on foliage and seedlings. They cause a great deal of damage especially to legumes, oilseeds and lupins and tend to be most active between April and November. They can be controlled by both pesticide and non-pesticide means. 

Managing slugs and snails in crops


Broadacre cropping has seen an increase in snail and slugs as no-till and stubble retention practices increase. Snails and slugs can damage plant seed and seedlings, contaminate harvest and even damage germinating seeds.


Waterlogging is a common issue in medium to high rainfall zones of Australia and can be a major impediment to soil health resulting in decreased yields. This can adversely affect plants and grains as well as cause nitrogen loss by leaching and denitrification. 

GRDC Communities

GRDC Communities

The GRDC Communities online platform provides access to the most relevant, timely and credible information to grain growers, advisors, industry, and technical experts. The GRDC Communities foster an environment where practitioners and experts collaborate across organisations, state borders, and areas of expertise, to discuss, develop, exchange and publish information that is important to the Australian grains industry.
GRDC - National Variety Trials

National Variety Trials (NVT)

The NVT program was established in 2005 by the GRDC, and is supported by the Australian Government and growers through the GRDC. It is a national program of comparative crop variety testing with standardised trial management, data generation, collection and dissemination. This is managed through an internet accessed database that ensures a common approach and uniformity across the system. 
Better Fertiliser Decisions

Better Fertiliser Decisions (BFDC)

Supported by the GRDC and led by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, the Making Better Fertiliser Decisions for Cropping Systems in Australia (BFDC) provides the fertiliser industry, agency staff and agribusiness advisors with knowledge and resources to improve nutrient recommendations for optimising crop production.

Online Farm Trials (OFT) - short documentary film

Short documentary film providing an insight into the Online Farm Trials project - . Online Farm Trials is an exciting initiative that brings nationwide grains research information directly to the grower, agronomist, researcher and the wider grain industry through innovative online technology.

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