Broadacre crops

Information on what we are currently working on with the broadacre crop industry.

This work is part of a national Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation project looking at genetics and agronomic management of quinoa. Similar trials are being run in each state, with the Western Australia, Department of Agriculture and Food working as the lead agency. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade trial is looking at genetics, sowing time, plant population and nutrition.

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ian.biggs@nt.gov.au

This project is a long term trial screening different varieties of rice for various performance measures. Aromatic rice commands higher prices both locally and internationally. Several varieties of fragrant rice have been trialled for suitability in the Top End.

Plant growth regulators have been used to modify height and improve lodging in other crops. This project will assess the effects of plant growth regulators on promising aromatic rice cultivars.

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Plant growth regulators significantly reduced plant height, however yield was also reduced. Timing of application and dosage are important tools in managing the use of plant growth regulators, best results were obtained from application at 20 days post emergence, with rates of 100-200 g a.i/ha.

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nick.hartley@nt.gov.au

This project tested a new cultivar of soya bean when grown in a raised bed cropping system to avoid the seed rotting.

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ian.biggs@nt.gov.au

This is an extension project demonstrating the potential of maize in the Northern Territory.

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ian.biggs@nt.gov.au

This two-year project is an extension project demonstrating the potential of cotton in the Northern Territory. Data collected from the trial will be made available to producers, agronomists, investors to ensure they have the necessary information to make decisions about which crops to grow and when and where to grow them.

Find out more about our modern cotton trials.

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ian.biggs@nt.gov.au

This is an extension project demonstrating the potential for heritage seeds in the Northern Territory.

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ian.biggs@nt.gov.au

This is a market development project investigating the potential for industrial hemp in the Northern Territory.

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warren.hunt@nt.gov.au


Last updated: 15 December 2021

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