Think twice before sowing chickpeas into high Nitrogen soils

Think twice before sowing chickpeas into high Nitrogen soils
Crop Nutrition

The current temptingly high chickpea prices make them an attractive option. In paddocks with high soil nitrate (>100kg N/ha) chickpeas may not yield as well…

Give seeds the best chance by avoiding fertiliser damage

Give seeds the best chance by avoiding fertiliser damage
Crop Nutrition

Germinating seeds can be damaged by fertiliser placed too close or applied at too high rates. You can check how much fertiliser you can safely…

Stop the Spot continues the fight

Stop the Spot continues the fight
Cereal diseases

Growers and advisers are being encouraged to send in samples of leaves with yellow spot and join researchers in the fight against yellow spot. Results…

Can I burn lime and gypsum with stubble?

Can I burn lime and gypsum with stubble?
Crop Nutrition

What happens to gypsum or limestone when stubbles are burnt? Gypsum and limestone are soil amendments – sometimes spread onto paddocks before burning of crop…

Updated advice for chickpea Ascochyta and Botrytis Grey Mould management

Updated advice for chickpea Ascochyta and Botrytis Grey Mould management
Field Crop Diseases

By Kevin Moore, NSW DPI Recommended management for Ascochyta blight and Botrytis Grey Mould (BGM) in the Northern Region has been altered as a result…

How to review Nitrogen nutrition at 3 timely points in the season

How to review Nitrogen nutrition at 3 timely points in the season
Crop Nutrition

John Angus is a researcher with the CSIRO and a mixed enterprise farmer in southern NSW. At the 2016 GRDC research updates John reported on…

Blackspot Manager for field peas

Blackspot Manager for field peas
Field Crop Diseases

By Jenny Davidson, SARDI and Helen Richardson, DEDJTR. Blackspot Manager is a forecasting model for ascochyta blight (synonym: blackspot) of field peas. It can be…

Diagnosing disease: there’s an app for that

Diagnosing disease: there’s an app for that
Field Crop Diseases

A range of smart phone apps and online tools, developed in conjunction with Australian plant pathologists and grains researchers, are helping farmers to identify crop…

Test first, then time Nitrogen fertiliser to reduce losses

Test first, then time Nitrogen fertiliser to reduce losses
Crop Nutrition

Optimal timing of Nitrogen fertiliser applications can maximise crop uptake and reduce losses to the atmosphere. Soil Nitrogen (N) dynamics in Victoria show some big…