January 10, 2020

A new project co-funded by the CRC NA and the GRDC is helping Northern Australia farmers diversify primarily beef activities into rainfed broadacre cropping.

In Northern Australia multiple constraints create complex problems requiring multidisciplinary teams and private...

January 10, 2019

Water stress and extreme heat at flowering are common abiotic stresses limiting sorghum yield across the Northern Grains Region. WINTER SOWN SORGHUM can avoid these stresses and increase the likelihood of double cropping a chickpea crop after a short summer fallow. 

 

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April 5, 2018

Daniel Rodriguez, and our collaborator Loretta Serafin of NSW DPI, were among the presenters at the GRDC Research Update at Breeza, New South Wales. Both researchers gave presentations on the agronomy of dryland sorghum.

Daniel's presentation showed the benefits of matc...

February 15, 2018

Today the UQ-QAAFI Farming Systems Research group hosted a field walk at our sorghum trial at Warra, in the western Darling Downs. The host for the morning was Dr Joseph Eyre, and provided an opportunity for farmers, agronomists, seed companies and researchers to hear...

October 4, 2017

What's the value of agricultural research if no one knows about it? As the old proverb goes, what's the sound of a tree falling in an empty forest?
 

Unfortunately, doing great research isn't enough. We need to communicate what we do beyond peer-reviewed papers - especi...

September 6, 2017

There was great farmer participation at QAAFI’s Farming Systems Research group Field walk at Warra today.

The GRDC project “Tactical Agronomy for Maize and Sorghum in the Northern Grains Region” (UQ00075) demonstrated super-early sown sorghum (n = 9) and maize hybrids (...

September 5, 2017

We welcome you to a field walk tomorrow to examine crop establishment at our early sowing sorghum trial.

The trial is located on 'Prospect', Coopers Road, Warra, just off the highway from the Grainco silos (see map below).

The walk will take place from 8 - 9 AM. Tea and...

July 14, 2017

Why you should come to this symposium?

The imperative to intensify global food and fibre production hangs in the delicate balance between what is needed and what is possible when risks and trade-offs are considered. Significant effort has been invested into identifying...

June 28, 2017

Australian sorghum hybrids are commonly described by seed companies based on their maturity type, tillering habit, seed colour, lodging and midge resistance characteristics. However, this information is not enough to help farmers match management practices and hybrids...

April 18, 2017

In 2014, with support from CSIRO and GRDC as part of our project Higher yielding wheat and sorghum for the Northern Region (UQ00074), we collected data from 75 sorghum crops grown over the last four years on farmers' fields in the Darling Downs. As expected, crop perfo...

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