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Impact of crown rot on yield and quality is a balancing act between inoculum levels and soil water.. Table 1: Pratylenchus thornei tolerance, crown rot resistance ratings and yield of 10 bread wheat and 1 durum variety evaluated at Gurley in 2012... It is evident that varieties which have good levels of tolerance to Pt combined with some level of resistance to crown rot (even MS) had a significant improvement in yield in the presence of both of these diseases...
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Have a well thought out plan in regard to nitrogen application and amend it as the season unfolds... With the ability to measure starting soil moisture and nitrogen levels and a variety of ways in which we can apply nitrogen to a crop, planning for nitrogen input can start before a seed has hit the ground... A crop should be assessed for disease or other nutrient deficiencies prior to spreading additional nitrogen...
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Daily ETc values are calculated for every day in the weather record, which spans from 1957 to 2008... Growing seasons are grouped according to seasonal rainfall and are classified as "DRY", "WET", and "NORMAL", for which separate statistics for seasonal ETc, rainfall and irrigation requirements are produced... Users can compare scenarios and by changing inputs such as: sowing date, crop, crop growth pattern, location, irrigation efficiency, rainfall efficiency, and soil water deficit at which to irrigate...
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The aim of the study was to determine how mouldboard ploughing (soil inversion), rotary spading and banded wetting agent affect the availability of soil nutrients... Soil moisture and pH were measured on a 5 x 5 cm grid and root maps were taken by marking each root intersection with the pit face on a transparent film... Our results from the first year of the study show that the method used to manage soil water repellence had little impact on soil nutrient supply with the exception of phosphorus...
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Long-term monoculture of a susceptible host results an increase in the numbers of microsclerotes in a paddock... Sclerotia of S. sclerotiorum germinate during cool, wet weather and either directly infect the base of plants at ground level or produce fruiting bodies in which ascospores are produced... The finding contrasts with recent work which shows that Fusarium thapsinum and F. andihazi are responsible for most cases of fusarium stalk rot in northern NSW and ...
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We sowed Cargill Victory 3001 canola on the 15th of April, with a moderate moisture profile from decent Summer rain and 15mm 2 weeks post sowing the crop got a flying start and after good general sowing rain came in the middle of May the canola was fully cabbaged with knee high plants with no light penetration by early June... On the 15th of June we moved the stock in for 3 weeks, on the 200 ha went 3320 merino ewes with 3730 1st cross lambs at foot weighing approximately 25 kg's and well and truly weanable, also 1100 first cross lambs approximately 55 kg's being finished for market, and 1...
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Although sorghum ergot outbreaks can occur at any time of the growing season, levels in the warmer months are usually low, and manageable.. Claviceps africana , the fungal pathogen which causes sorghum ergot, is now endemic in Australia... Pollen plays a vital role in the biology of sorghum ergot - sorghum flowers which have been pollinated are resistant to infection by the spores, so factors which reduce the availability (eg., rainfall which moves pollen from the air) or viability (eg., night temperatures <15 C before flowering) of pollen can predispose flowering sorghum heads to infectio...
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Lindsay Bell, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems/APSRU CSE00013 - Southern Queensland Farming Systems.. Key drivers for integrating crop-ley pasture systems.. Legumes in a pasture phase will fix nitrogen and increase soil fertility that can increase grain quality and yield in subsequent crops...
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" Date: 17.09.2009 NEW INOCULANTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE PHOSPHATE FERTILISER USE IN LEGUMES AND CEREALS.. Novozymes Biologicals Australia, formerly Philom Bios Australia, a joint venture company between the Grains Research and Development Corporation and Novozymes Biological Limited are developing a suite of inoculant products for grain legume, cereal and oilseed growers that will increase yield and profits... Limited trial data was available at the time of printing two replicated experiments, one at Greenly on the Eyre Peninsula SA and the other at Marrar in southern NSW offers so...
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He has worked extensively in the meat and livestock, grains, horticulture, natural resource management and irrigation sectors planning and undertaking programs focussing on the delivery of technical information to farmers... In the late 1990's and early 2000's he noted the transition from leading farmers seeking technical information from the public extension sector to seeking out such information from the private sector adviser - whether it be national or regional company personnel or individual advisers... He has undertaken work with the GRDC in creating a mechanism for agribusiness and ...

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