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Low-rainfall cropping needs an appetite for innovation

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Low-rainfall cropping needs an appetite for innovation.. Bearded man standing in field 2012 Farmer of the Year Peter Kuhlmann from Mudamuckla, South Australia, employs every strategy at his disposal to conserve moisture and drive improvements in water use efficiency (WUE)... Inter-row sowing, stubble retention, no-till, summer weed control, dry sowing, variable rate seeding and prescription farm mapping are just some of the methods he used to achieve a WUE of 71 per cent in 2012, a year when total rainfall was just 169 millimetres...
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