This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of nitrogen fixation in pulses through improved rhizobial strains in the GRDC Northern region. This project is a collaboration with NSW DPI. Field trials are being conducted at three locations (Condobolin, Cowra and Griffith) as part of this project.
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The validation trials are part of the sandy soil project and they aim to validate the outcomes of the Sandy Soils Research Program across the south-eastern region, enabling targeted mitigation/amelioration techniques to be tested or demonstrated to overcome diagnosed primary/secondary constraints on sandy soils. It is a collaboration with the University of South Australia, Mallee Sustainable Farming, PIRSA and […]
This information will be used to make selection decisions on varieties that offer growers advantages over currently grown varieties and variety progression through the breeding program and commercial release.
Collaborating with LongReach Plant Breeders, funded by LongReach. Two sites (dryland and irrigation) comparing the performance of wheat lines for yield, grain quality, agronomic attributes and disease reaction for all major production environments in Australia. (more…)
Funded by Ag Grow Agronomy, Nuseed, Pioneer Seeds, Cargill, Advanta Seeds and BASF. Conducted at 2 sites in 2019, Beelbangera and Barellan, these trial aims to compare the performance of potential canola varieties with existing canola varieties commonly grown on dryland in Southern NSW. (more…)
AgGrow Agronomy established a Cotton Drift & Herbicide Volatility trial in Griffith NSW. The trial was established using commercial sprayers and potted cotton aiming to test the impact that drift and volatility had on cotton plant health. Download the AgGrow Agronomy Cotton Drift & Herbicide Volatility Trial Report. (more…)
Collaborating with University of South Australia, Mallee Sustainable Farming, PIRSA and CSIRO, funded by Ag Grow Agronomy, CSIRO and GRDC. There is a large yield gap on sandy soils in the low rainfall cropping zone of south-eastern Australia. There are opportunities for the management of primary constraints to crop (more…)
Collaborating with Hart Bros Seeds, funded by Ag Grow and HBS. Two sites (dryland and irrigation) comparing the performance of potential wheat and barley varieties with existing varieties commonly grown in SNSW under local irrigated and dryland conditions. (more…)
Collaborating with Northern durum program, funded by Ag Grow, NSW DPI and GRDC. Two sites (dryland and irrigation). These trials aim to evaluate durum varieties bred specifically for very high (8-10t/ha) yielding irrigation targets for SNSW, and varieties bred with acid soil tolerance in a rain fed environment – both of (more…)