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No-till seeding into pasture ground - Can we make it work?
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Paddock scale farmer demonstration sites have been established for 2 sites (Wynarka and near Mantung) and aim to test: - early cultivation after summer/autumn rains and one week prior to sowing, - one cultivation one week prior to sowing, - no till and - no till with higher inputs... Pasture Management The Wynarka paddock had an excellent 20-30cm high medic pasture in 2010, with barley grass measured at 25% in September in the Spray Topped half of the paddock... While grass removal in the pasture had shown the greatest effect in reducing rhizictonia innoculum, and has decreased the visual crop symptoms compare to the spray topped treatments, this site has shown that early tillage has still had the greatest impact of reducing root damage...
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