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Catalogue: Ground Cover
CSIRO complex systems team leader Dr Lindsay Bell heads the ground-breaking GRDC-funded Northern Farming Systems project exploring ways to boost whole-farm cropping productivity... The Northern Farming Systems Project involves one core trial site, six regional sites and computer-based modelling... The systems are comparing management strategies that influence: crop intensity (the number of crops sown per year) by altering soil water thresholds for planting crops; crop diversity by increasing the frequency of break crops and/or legume crops in the sequence; nutrient supply by altering crop nutrient budgets and adding organic amendments; and integrated practices such as cover crops and pasture rotations to restore or build soil quality...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
CSIRO complex systems team leader Dr Lindsay Bell heads the ground-breaking GRDC-funded Northern Farming Systems project exploring ways to boost whole-farm cropping productivity... The Northern Farming Systems Project involves one core trial site, six regional sites and computer-based modelling... The systems are comparing management strategies that influence: crop intensity (the number of crops sown per year) by altering soil water thresholds for planting crops; crop diversity by increasing the frequency of break crops and/or legume crops in the sequence; nutrient supply by altering crop nutrient budgets and adding organic amendments; and integrated practices such as cover crops and pasture rotations to restore or build soil quality...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Indicators for Triple Bottom Line Benchmarking of GRDC Farming Systems Projects.. Indicators for Triple Bottom Line < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Indicators for Triple Bottom Line Benchmarking of GRDC Farming Systems Projects.. Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project was designed to test and further develop recommendations to improve the quality of no-till systems made by Rolf Derpsch, an international no-till consultant from Paraguay... Initial results from the project indicated high levels of crop residue (about 4t/ha) helped retain soil moisture at seeding from the previous year and any summer rain received, compared to less water retention in areas with low crop residue levels (about one to 2 t/ha)... A postal survey conducted in 2009 as part of this project showed major changes in grower adoption and attitudes towards improving conservation tillage methods...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
" Indicators for Triple Bottom Line Benchmarking of GRDC Farming Systems Projects.. For each indicator a brief explanation of the indicator, its strengths, weaknesses, comparability and recommended methods for estimation is provided... In order to provide information that is relevant at a business and a program level, three indicators are suggested...
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