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New genetic solution will make sure sorghum stands tall

AFTER many decades of extensive study, University of Queensland researchers have identified a genetic solution to the problem of sorghum lodging and falling down, which affects 10 per cent of sorghum crops each year.

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 A genetic solution may reduce the risk of lodging in sorghum.

A genetic solution may reduce the risk of lodging in sorghum.

David Jordan from University of Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) said lodging was when the stems of plants carry high grain yields were weakened by loss of water....

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.