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Ascochyta blight

How can the ascochyta pathogen be managed given its ability to survive between seasons on infected plant residues? Yield losses from ascochyta infection can be minimised through good management practices, including early and timely intervention with fungicides. OFT contains over 50 trials with results on ascochyta blight, 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 nearly 50 trials in OFT that contain results on NUE and address…

Crop competition strategies for weed management

In today‚Äôs farming systems, weeds are controlled largely by the application of herbicides. Heavy reliance on chemicals, however, has led to issues of herbicide resistance. New trials data and information is available that provides alternative strategies to reduce weeds in crop, including integrated weed management where crop compet…

Stubble management and retention

Managing stubble post-harvest is a yearly issue for planning rotation. OFT trials cover issues including stubble breakdown options, cropping sequencing, sowing configurations and associated costs, grazing and weed management strategies.

exAUS

ExtensionAUS

The eXtensionAUS platform and the Community of Practice sites it hosts have been developed to meet the needs of rural and regional Australia for the extension of knowledge and to enable collaboration on important issues. Key topics on the Community of Practice sites are presented as articles, which describe the topic and importantly link to other references, presentations or tools.

GRDC - National Variety Trials

National Variety Trials (NVT)

The NVT program was established in 2005 by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (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 Grains Research and Development Corporation (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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