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CU2013 EOI 32 Lauren Celenza.Docx

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Whilst there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that dry seeding has been widely adopted in Western Australia, especially in the lower rainfall agronomic zones, the extent and management of dry seeding are not well documented, particularly for wheat crops... The aims of the paper are to determine the extent of dry seeding across the agro-ecological zones of the Western Australian Wheatbelt, to uncover the trends of adoption by soil types, rainfall and crop species and to define the management practices and gaps in knowledge around the risks of dry seeding crops in Western Australia... Central Wheatbelt "We prefer to sow canola dry as I have had good results doing this, less staggered germination, better early vigour etc. we only dry sow wheat into clean paddocks where I don't need weed control"..
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