You are here

cover crop

Categorised under:

Catalogue: Ground Cover
Oats underpin mixed-farm management.. A farming family from Condobolin in central New South Wales is endeavoring to turn every drop of rain into grain, with opportunity oat crops providing management flexibility.. James (left) and Graham McDonald and their family grow Yarran oats on their properties near Condobolin, New South Wales...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Future projects maintain management groups with growers, agribusiness and RD&E agency representation and with real decision-making power... Future projects maintain a balance between productivity and sustainability activities, research and extension activities, activities in different locations and different lobby groups to avoid the capture of project resources and so ensure benefits across the wider industry... 'Best' use of water affects other properties of the soil and the impacts of modern farming practices (e.g. zero tillage, controlled traffic, and wide rows) are becoming evident...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
Oats underpin mixed-farm management.. A farming family from Condobolin in central New South Wales is endeavoring to turn every drop of rain into grain, with opportunity oat crops providing management flexibility.. James (left) and Graham McDonald and their family grow Yarran oats on their properties near Condobolin, New South Wales...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Media
To minimise losses, a number of growers - many of whom have been practicing no-till or zero-till farming for 20 years - have been out cultivating to bring up clay clods and minimise topsoil losses... Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) soil and land management consultant David Woodard says growers who have undertaken "emergency tillage" have been cultivating just deep enough to bring up clods of clay to cover the furrow... Mr Woodard says there are certain types of clay to avoid if growers choose to practice clay spreading or delving on sandy soils to stop erosion...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Media
To minimise losses, a number of growers - many of whom have been practicing no-till or zero-till farming for 20 years - have been out cultivating to bring up clay clods and minimise topsoil losses... Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) soil and land management consultant David Woodard says growers who have undertaken "emergency tillage" have been cultivating just deep enough to bring up clods of clay to cover the furrow... Mr Woodard says there are certain types of clay to avoid if growers choose to practice clay spreading or delving on sandy soils to stop erosion...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
Cover story: Northern region - Rain challenge drives cover trial covernortha.. [Photo (left) by Rebecca Thyer: "The beauty of cover cropping in central Queensland": brothers Alan and David Storey inspect the trial on their property near Emerald.].. The moisture-management challenge kick-started their involvement with the Central Queensland Sustainable Farming Systems (CQSFS) project, a joint venture between the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F) and the GRDC...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" Using soil moisture probes to make better farming decisions 20 November 2014 South Australian grain grower Tom Robinson, Halbury, talks about his experiences using soil moisture probes on the family farm... The way 139.189: I'm looking at it now is that possibly we might be able to grow a winter cover crop 143.049: to make more ground cover and also have a diverse mix of a cover crop in there, and 148.4: then we'll kill that crop and then sow sunflowers into it... We're drying out 166.43: our profile; by having a winter cover crop we're growing more cover, more ground cover; 171.769: we're creating more diversity; we're getting a legume back into our system; and then we're 176.209: also able, by doing that, to grow a different crop, a summer crop, which is hopefully better 183.7: for our end goal which is soil health...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Only the Mingenew site will be discussed in this paper... The cover crops and sown barley (which would normally be grazed by the farmer) were sprayed with glyphosate, usually in late August / early September at anthesis, to control weeds and prevent use of soil water; except when knife rolling and spraying were delayed until the soft dough stage (of oats) in 2008 (Table 3)... The dry-mass of weeds in all plots was assessed on the same day at about the time of wheat anthesis, using six 1 m x 0.9 m quadrats...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The results of the experiments have given Jeff the confidence to realise that he does have a viable, cost-effective alternative knockdown herbicide to glyphosate... Double knockdown (T 2.2b, page 128) Weather permitting, a double knockdown is implemented on resistant ryegrass paddocks prior to sowing using two non-selective herbicides (glyphosate followed by paraquat + diquat or paraquat, the choice being dependent upon the range of weeds present)... Helpful advice The Grays still enjoy the challenges and can see that they have made enough progress to feel they are being successful in managing a serious annual ryegrass problem...
Related categories:

Pages