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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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Recent flooding has reinforced southern Queensland grower Luke Arbuckle's commitment to creating a risk-resilient enterprise using twin-sowing and input control... Their 4653-hectare property received 140 millimetres of rain and their 3439ha property received 90mm... In addition to wheat and chickpeas, Luke has grown canola and mustard seed crops for their high market value and benefits as break crops, although so far sorghum and mungbeans have proven difficult to grow in the Arbuckles' farming system...
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Risk can be reduced by setting profitable crop yield targets, calculating the amount of water needed to achieve these yield targets and assessing that against available stored soil moisture and the probability of receiving additional moisture through in-crop rainfall... Research conducted by Dr Whish and funded by CSIRO and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), reinforces the benefits of setting profitable crop yield targets, calculating the amount of water needed to achieve these yield targets and assessing that against available stored soil moisture and the potential for in-crop rainfall... The total water requirement is 260mm...
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The Driving Agronomy CD includes a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon... The 15-track CD includes a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon, an overview of GRDC's Strategic Plan by Managing Director John Harvey and interviews by Driving Agronomy presenter Chris Brown with some of the nation's leading researchers and cropping experts... Their topics include windrow burning, summer cropping, spray water quality, soil carbon and soil biology, spraying for fungal diseases and brown manuring...
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Farmers have responded by growing more cereals... The action is risky, where herbicide resistant weeds can quickly become a problem and the populations of soil borne diseases such as take all and crown rot may increase in ideal conditions and devastate a cereal crop... The project will deliver an economic framework to help determine appropriate 'rules of thumb' for growers about what crop to grow given current costs and prices, yield expectations for the season, the previous crops grown, weed populations and the presence of disease...
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New resources promote flexible approach to farming.. GRDC acting executive for regional grower services, Stuart Kearns, said that in research initiated and conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) at Wongan Hills, WA, wheat showed a yield response following a winter fallow in both dry and wet growing seasons... 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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The Driving Agronomy CD includes a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon... The 15-track CD includes a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon, an overview of GRDC's Strategic Plan by Managing Director John Harvey and interviews by Driving Agronomy presenter Chris Brown with some of the nation's leading researchers and cropping experts... Their topics include windrow burning, summer cropping, spray water quality, soil carbon and soil biology, spraying for fungal diseases and brown manuring...
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Mallee grower Allen Buckley has lifted the health of soils on his Waikerie, South Australia, farm... Growers: Allen and Jenny Buckley Location: Waikerie, South Australia Area: 5000 hectares Crops: wheat, cover crops Livestock: 1000 Merino ewes, half joined to Merino rams and half to cross-bred rams Soils: predominantly sandy Average annual rainfall: 250 millimetres (160mm growing season).. Allen is also experimenting with cover crops - another unusual sight in the Mallee - after seeing the results of CSIRO and South Australian Research and Development Institute trials on his farm and visiting growers in the US who sow a mixed cover crop rather than a monoculture...
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Sow the following wheat crop directly over the row of the previous year's break crop... "Crop rotation reduces the incidence and severity of crown rot, resulting in yield gains of 17-23pc over continuous wheat," Dr Verrell said... "By following these two rules it ensures four years occur between wheat crops being sown in the same row space and reduces the incidence of crown rot in wheat crops," Dr Verrell said...
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Narrow windrow burning is a simple, low cost way of destroying weed seeds and can significantly reduce weed seedbanks... Concentrating weed seed bearing chaff and straw fractions into narrow windrows during harvesting increases the potential for weed seed destruction when the residue is burned in autumn... Some growers claim that placing the chaff and weed seed fraction on top of the straw windrow destroys more weed seeds because these are in the hottest part of the fire when stubble rows are burned in autumn...
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