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Realising yield potential through farming systems research, development and extension - Western region

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Gains in productivity can be quantified through improvements in the total seasonal water supply accessed by a crop and the conversion of this water to harvestable grain (water use efficiency)... As seasonal water supply is dominated by stored soil water at the start of the season plus in-season rainfall, then there is little growers can do to improve seasonal water supply, except through better..... The expected outcome is to improve the water use efficiency of a paddock and farm by providing the tools for farmers to identify and manage poor performing areas, improve understanding of the factors which cause poor performing patches, and the economic and natural resource management (NRM) benefits to managing these areas differently...