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Fungicide application, management and timing

Choosing the most effective foliar fungicide disease control strategy can be complex due to differences in variety resistance and impacts from seasonal conditions. OFT contains over 330 trials on fungicides and management strategies including the effects on yield for various crops, managing an array of diseases, fungicide...

Weed seed control

Grain production losses due to weeds are estimated to be $3.3Bn with farmer costs of $146/ha (Impacts of weeds on Australian Grain Production). A management tactic to reduce impacts of weeds is to prevent weed seed set. OFT contains more than 80 trials on weed seed control strategies and management...

Stubble management, retention and impact

Managing stubbles post-harvest is an ongoing issue that growers deal with every year in their cropping rotation. OFT contains more than 380 trials on stubble retention, management and benefits. There are over 170 published stubble management trials for wheat, 40 for barley and 35 for canola. There is also a set of more than...


The impacts of frost and minimising variability in seasonal profits can be achieved using a combination of management solutions, tools and information. There are over 120 trials provided through OFT covering issues on frost including: frost tolerant varieties, managing frost risk, strategies to reduce frost damage, impacts...

GRDC Communities

GRDC Communities

The GRDC Communities online platform provides access to the most relevant, timely and credible information to grain growers, advisors, industry, and technical experts. The GRDC Communities foster an environment where practitioners and experts collaborate across organisations, state borders, and areas of expertise, to discuss, develop, exchange and publish information that is important to the Australian grains industry.
GRDC - National Variety Trials

National Variety Trials (NVT)

The NVT program was established in 2005 by the 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 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 - / . 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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