Agronomy research

 Agriculture Victoria turns up the heat on field crop research with custom-engineered trolleys. Photo Courtesy: Agriculture Victoria

Researchers turn up the heat on field crop research

Researchers are using computerised trolleys to simulate heatwaves.

16 August 2023

 Jingye Cheng (PhD student of the University of Tasmania and Murdoch University), Professor Chengdao Li (Western Crop Genetics Alliance director) and Dr Yong Han (DPIRD molecular geneticist) inspect gene-edited barley at the GRDC Grain Precinct at Murdoch University.

New barley gene helps crops cope with a changing climate

Geneticists find semi-dwarf gene to boost barley drought tolerance

07 February 2023

Agriculture Victoria research scientist Francesco Martoni is part of a trial using hi-tech insect sentinels. Image courtesy Agriculture Victoria.

Sentinels to boost pest management for the grains industry

Aphids targeted by sentinels in Victoria

25 May 2022

 Grain Innovation Park's lentil breeding program will be improved. Image Mark Saunders.

Lentil breeding program boosted

Grain Innovation Park to be revamped

08 February 2022

 Annieka Paridaen is a new board member of FAR Australia. Image courtesy Premier Ag.

FAR Australia appoints new board member

Annieka Paridaen joins FAR Australia board

19 May 2021

 The University of Sydney campus at Narrabri, including some of more than 40,000 research plots.

$12 million agricultural research centre to be established at Narrabri

New South Wales Government and industry team up with Sydney Institute

07 September 2020

 A national project looking at hyper-yielding cereal crops has started.

Hyper yielding crop farm trials start

National approach to high yielding crop research starts

26 August 2020

 A new crop research centre will be formed in Queensland.

New northern crop research centre formed

Industry-led focus for new crop facility

07 August 2020


Utrisha N: The new biostimulant boosting broadacre yield potential

Extensive trials conducted across Australia show boosted yields in a wide range of


Maximise your nitrogen use efficiency

Losing nitrogen to the environment can be costly.


Safety first for the year ahead

Since 1870, Blundstone, have supported & protecting farmers across Australia from


Precise and Productive Seeding Equipment

The success of next year's harvest begins now, with strong preparation and planning.

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.


Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

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


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.


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.


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.