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Pest management approaches

Control of crop pests has become increasingly challenging with changes in farming practices and environmental conditions. OFT contains more than 40 trials that provide information on pest management issues, and include reports on trial findings dealing with...

Grazing of crops

How can the grazing of crops be managed so that both grain yield and the benefit to livestock are optimised? OFT contains more than 75 trials from the western, southern and northern grain growing regions on integrating livestock into the cropping program.

Crop disease management

With the winter cropping season here and crops in the ground, emerging threats from disease and weeds need to be continuously monitored and managed. There are over 180 trials in OFT that have explored issues on managing crop disease, including...

Nitrogen use efficiency

Reductions in nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) are determined by a number of factors, including N leaching, losses of N from the soil as gas and crop diseases. Given the current seasonal conditions, how can nitrogen inputs be optimised for the 2018 growing season? There are more than 50 trials in OFT that contain results on NUE and a…


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 - http://www.farmtrials.com.au . 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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