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Plant-available water: the quiet revolution

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In terms of in-crop rainfall, recent seasons in many grain-growing areas have been little better than those experienced during the Millennium Drought... After a promising start, there was little follow-up rain in many districts the majority of growers still reported a satisfactory result... Growers who have been progressively improving their soil-moisture management, and becoming more comfortable with programs such as Yield Profit , had enough confidence even to top-dress with urea despite the lack of rain...