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Pre-harvest preparation

Harvest is a critical time of year for grain growers. How are you going with your pre-harest preparations? Take a look at these pre-harvest preparation trials on OFT. 

Net Blotch

See here for net blotch trials on OFT. Net blotch is a plant disease that mostly affects barley. There are two types of net blotch. Net type is caused by by the fungus Pyrenophora teres f. teres and spot type is caused by Pyrenophora teres f. maculata. Symptoms are most commonly found on leaves, but can oc…


Frost is a serious problem for Australian grain growers and costs the industry billions of dollars each year. Keeping up to date with frost resistant grain variety research, knowing what to look out for in terms of frost and what do to, is critical. The frost trials on OFT below may be useful in this regard. 

Cereal Fungal Diseases

Fungi is the cause of most diseases that affect cereal crops. Fungi feed on the living plant which results in plant damage and consequently yield loss. Below are trials that focus on cereal fungal diseases, what they are, their impact on yield and options for management. 

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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