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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grower group road-tests subsoil phosphorus nutrition.. The conventional practice of applying 8.7kg/ha of phosphorus in 40kg/ha of starter fertiliser with the seed, about 5cm into the soil, provided a 47 per cent yield increase - almost half the yield benefit of deep phosphorus applications... Preliminary data from the 2014 trials also suggests that subsoil applications of phosphorus at higher rates may provide almost twice the yield benefit of phosphorus applied at low rates near the surface as starter fertiliser...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grower group road-tests subsoil phosphorus nutrition.. The conventional practice of applying 8.7kg/ha of phosphorus in 40kg/ha of starter fertiliser with the seed, about 5cm into the soil, provided a 47 per cent yield increase - almost half the yield benefit of deep phosphorus applications... Preliminary data from the 2014 trials also suggests that subsoil applications of phosphorus at higher rates may provide almost twice the yield benefit of phosphorus applied at low rates near the surface as starter fertiliser...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Research has shown that sub soil constraints cost the northern region farmers millions of dollars per annum... Sub soil constraints are natural to our farming environment and are very difficult or expensive to manipulate... By including other layers of data such as remote sensing in crop and yield data it is possible to fine tune management of sub soil constraints to give a more profitable return from difficult soils...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Farmers see pH as a influencer of yield and test and manage soils ... Overall, farmers lack skills/confidence to have a go - and don't know a "trusted someone" to get advice from... This season he had a delver made and he now contracts himself out to farmers...
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Queensland grower Wade Bidstrup has been using a GPS approach to paddock renovation and applying manure across his cropping area to lift grains productivity on his family's property in the Warra district on the western Darling Downs... Over the past 18 months, the Bidstrups - Wade, his wife Sally, his parents Jeff and Marilyn, his brother Brett and sister-in-law Rebecca - have been using GPS to laser-level the cropping areas on their property at Warra, 45 kilometres north-west of Dalby... While the method cost a fraction of the $120/ha cost of cutting and filling their paddocks with GPS, Wade says it failed to remove all the depressions and ridges in the soil that caused waterlogging losses...
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Queensland grower Wade Bidstrup has been using a GPS approach to paddock renovation and applying manure across his cropping area to lift grains productivity on his family's property in the Warra district on the western Darling Downs... Over the past 18 months, the Bidstrups - Wade, his wife Sally, his parents Jeff and Marilyn, his brother Brett and sister-in-law Rebecca - have been using GPS to laser-level the cropping areas on their property at Warra, 45 kilometres north-west of Dalby... While the method cost a fraction of the $120/ha cost of cutting and filling their paddocks with GPS, Wade says it failed to remove all the depressions and ridges in the soil that caused waterlogging losses...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Storage adds muscle to harvest performance.. Northern NSW growers Jason and Lisa Orchin reflect the increasing sophistication of grain growing with their $4 million investment in infrastructure that has increased harvest efficiency and given them more control over marketing... Apart from assisting the Orchins to pursue better commodity prices because they now have the flexibility to sell grain throughout the year, Lisa says the increased storage capacity has also resulted in better market access...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
For southern Queensland grower John 'Cowboy' Cameron the need to minimise the initial, high cost of applying phosphorus deep in the soil has led him to adjust a planter he built in the farm workshop for deep-banding fertiliser... The homemade implement allows John to switch from seeding to deep fertiliser applications in just 10 minutes on his 1400-hectare property at Bongeen, about 50 kilometres west of Toowoomba... John says data from the first year of trials has highlighted a significant yield response to subsoil phosphorus applications in tough seasonal conditions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
For southern Queensland grower John 'Cowboy' Cameron the need to minimise the initial, high cost of applying phosphorus deep in the soil has led him to adjust a planter he built in the farm workshop for deep-banding fertiliser... The homemade implement allows John to switch from seeding to deep fertiliser applications in just 10 minutes on his 1400-hectare property at Bongeen, about 50 kilometres west of Toowoomba... John says data from the first year of trials has highlighted a significant yield response to subsoil phosphorus applications in tough seasonal conditions...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Market Based Ecosystem Services 2009 Nuffield Australia All rights reserved... Recognising that agriculture is vital to the nation's food security and sustainable ecosystem preservation, and that consumers need to pay the true price for ecosystem goods and services... d. consider in detail all funding options, including those proposed in this report; e. create a communications strategy for end users and land managers to promote the ESS and its benefits; 50 Market Based Ecosystem Services f. establish an education and training programme to deliver extension services to land managers; and, g. develop a rigorous monitoring and evaluation programme to underpin the scheme's integrity...
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