VISIT FAR NEW ZEALAND

Research

FAR has numerous research projects in Australia that involve working with many collaborators. Research funding comes from the wider Australian grains industry, Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Australian Government. These projects have resulted in FAR having an extensive network of research and farming group contacts across Australia.

South Australian Crop Technology Centre 2019/20

Hyper-yielding Cereals 2016-2020

A GRDC funded project which aims to increase average red feed wheat yields in Tasmania from 4.4 t/ha to 7t/ha by 2020 and to have 10% of commercial Tasmanian feed wheat crops yielding 14t/ha by 2020. Research results are presented annually at a major field day. The results booklets and information presented can be read below:

To view the Hyper-yielding Cereals booklet for 2019 click here

2019 Wheat Germplasm x Fungicide Interaction Yield Results – Time of sowing 1

2019 Wheat Germplasm x Fungicide Interaction Yield Results – Time of sowing 2

2018 Wheat germplasm x fungicide results – Time of sowing 26 April

2018 Wheat germplasm x fungicide results – Time of sowing 5 April

2018 Results and Presentations

2017 Results and Presentations

2016 Results and Presentations

2017 Hyper Yielding Wheat Results Report to GRDC

Hyper Yielding Wheat update – Campbell Town

Dr Steve Jefferies from the GRDC talks about the HYW project

Provisional 2018 Time of sowing yield results

Irrigation & Soil Amelioration

A GRDC funded project that aims to develop and validate soil amelioration practices to realise the genetic potential of grain crops grown under a high yield potential, irrigated environment in the northern and southern regions.

Collaborators: Irrigated cropping council (ICC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI).

New Fungicide Actives

This project falls under the Curtin University and GRDC bilateral agreement with a range of bait trials for benchmarking fungicide sensitivity.

Collaborators: Centre for Crop Disease Management (CCDM), Curtin University.

GRDC Time of Sowing

This project aims to improve the performance of early sown wheat using Near Isogenic Lines (NILs) to identify the perfect “ideotypes” for early planting.

Collaborators: CSIRO (project leaders), Birchip Cropping Group and Southern Farming Systems.

Foliar fungicides for barley and faba beans

Trials to evaluate experimental foliar fungicides in barley and faba beans.

Collaborators: Agrichemical manufacturer.

Foliar fungicides for Septoria and Tan spot control

Trials to evaluate experimental foliar fungicides for Septoria and Tan spot control.

Collaborators: Agrichemical manufacturer.

Foliar fungicides for blackleg control

Trials to evaluate experimental foliar fungicides for blackleg control in canola.

Collaborators: Agrichemical manufacturer.