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Final Report: CSP00009 - Increasing farm profits in the High Rainfall Zone using mixed cropping/grazing systems based on winter wheats

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It has shown that the use of such crops can increase farm income and that grazing can have minimal effects of grain yield... Provided apical meristems are no more than 5-10 millimetres above the plant crown when grazing commences, CSIRO Plant Industry's results indicate that grazing appears to retard apical extension, so that the 'grazing off' of meristems is minimised... There is an urgent need for better understanding of the plant physiological processes underpinning the recovery of the crop from grazing, especially in relation to the dynamics of soil moisture available to the crop...