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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Growers would like more information on choice of the most suitable break crops for their own situation... The results of the survey present an up to date assessment of how farmers regard break crops in their farming system... The reviews, interviews, workshops and past surveys have been collated to establish a consensus on attitudes towards break crops in Western Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Break crops could hold key to tap soil phosphorus reserves.. University of Adelaide research, funded by the GRDC, on break crops has demonstrated positive effects on phosphorus uptake and yield in subsequent wheat crops... Wheat following a break crop has a greater P uptake and higher yield than continuous wheat rotations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
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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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The importance of summer rain in the Wimmera-Mallee has become anecdotally apparent in recent dry years, and is likely to increase under forecast climate change with a greater proportion of annual rain falling in summer... Increasing the efficiency of storage and crop use of summer rain represents an obvious pathway to increasing farm WUE. Producers are currently uncertain which farming systems and attributes thereof can best capture this potential resource... The project has shown that by controlling summer weeds and growing specific break crops in rotation will improve crops water use efficiency by more than 10%...
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