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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
SOutHERN REGION Making the break - the deciding factors there is good evidence to support the value of including break crops in the rotation but deciding what to grow and how much is not simple - you might want to phone a friend... KEY POINtS A break crop is any crop used to provide diversity to help reduce disease, weed and pest levels in a paddock... Recent research has shown that Pythium root rot increases under canola and pulse crops but declines under cereal crops, despite being hosted by all crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
SOutHERN REGION Making the break - the deciding factors there is good evidence to support the value of including break crops in the rotation but deciding what to grow and how much is not simple - you might want to phone a friend... KEY POINtS A break crop is any crop used to provide diversity to help reduce disease, weed and pest levels in a paddock... Recent research has shown that Pythium root rot increases under canola and pulse crops but declines under cereal crops, despite being hosted by all crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
SOutHERN REGION Making the break - the deciding factors there is good evidence to support the value of including break crops in the rotation but deciding what to grow and how much is not simple - you might want to phone a friend... KEY POINtS A break crop is any crop used to provide diversity to help reduce disease, weed and pest levels in a paddock... Recent research has shown that Pythium root rot increases under canola and pulse crops but declines under cereal crops, despite being hosted by all crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Crop sequences will continue to be an important part of profitable and sustainable cropping systems in WA. Research conducted in this project showed the potential for substantial improvements in the profitability of crop rotations if break crops were used more widely... The new insights about the value of break crops in profitable crop rotations and the revised assumptions to the MIDAS model have been used to improve new models being developed by the CSIRO and DAFWA (the Land Use Sequence Optimiser (LUSO) and Leap economic models, respectively)... For example, there had been no research into the break crop effects of oaten hay in WA and one of the most common rotations on WA farms - lupin/wheat/canola/barley - had not been examined...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
In low rainfall regions of south-eastern Australia, farmers have increasingly adopted continuous cereal cropping strategies as non-cereal crops are perceived as riskier than cereals due to greater yield and price fluctuations broad-leaf crops make up only a very small proportion of the total area of sown crops... A design has been developed in consultation with a biometrician which will allow the rigorous comparison of up to 40 individual break sequences (unique combinations of break type and management options over 2 consecutive years) analysed spatially with a continuous cereal as a monitoring check... A guide for improved decision making for the implementation and management of break phases in low rainfall south-eastern Australia will be developed and promoted to the regional communities as part of this project and prior to its completion in June 2015...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grower groups investigate value of broadleaf crops The value of growing pulse or brassica crops in various combinations and under different management regimes in a cereal-based cropping system is being investigated through a collaborative southern region project... The supplement outlines projects undertaken under the GRDC Crop Sequencing Initiative, which aims to help growers profitably integrate a greater range of land uses, including pastures and fallows, into their farming systems... Mr Kearns said the GRDC Crop Sequencing Initiative was established to improve understanding of the risks and benefits associated with including a broader range of crop types and end uses in the farming system...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Supporting the Australian Grains Industry through the 2013 Farm Update for.. If Winnipeg futures do come under pressure from the soybean harvest in the US and canola harvest in Canada, we can expect our prices to ease as well... In the short paper, we describe our current work that addresses weed maintenance and crop intelligence...
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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...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a grains research Update for growers at West Wyalong on July 29... "Issues such as herbicide resistance, retaining stubbles, crop pests and crop nutrition will be on the agenda, so I encourage all growers in the region to set aside half a day to come along to this event and learn more about what they can do to improve their farming systems," Mr Minogue said... Presenters at the West Wyalong Update include leading researcher Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide who will discuss the increasing issue of herbicide resistance and the strategies growers can employ to extend the life of available herbicides...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Western Australian research suggests the inclusion of fallow in the crop sequence can be a productive option, boosting the yields of subsequent crops and helping to control annual ryegrass... Working with seven grower groups in the southern region, the project aims to examine the productivity and financial implications of growing pulse or brassica crops in various combinations and under different management in a cereal-based cropping system... Farmers, researchers and agronomists are going head-to-head in a challenge to see who can make the most money from growing pulses in the crop sequence..
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