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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Optimising water use efficiency in western NSW.. The relative merit of different rotation crops can also be assessed by looking at the amount of water they extract from the soil profile... Research has shown that canola is better able to extract phosphorus (P) from soil than wheat (Bolland and Brennan 2008) meaning that maximum yield of canola can be achieved with lower P application than is required for wheat...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
During presentations at the recent round of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates, CSIRO senior farming systems scientist Dr Lindsay Bell said significant opportunities existed to improve the efficiency of farming systems with only 29% of surveyed crop sequences achieving 80% of their potential water use efficiency... He said farming systems were also under mounting pressure from herbicide resistance, declining soil fertility and increasing soil-borne pathogens, requiring effective responses within the farming system to maintain productivity... Assessing the performance of this year's winter crop can offer enormous insight into the success, or failure, of disease, pest and weed management programs and those lessons can benefit the farming system for years to come...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
During presentations at the recent round of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates, CSIRO senior farming systems scientist Dr Lindsay Bell said significant opportunities existed to improve the efficiency of farming systems with only 29% of surveyed crop sequences achieving 80% of their potential water use efficiency... He said farming systems were also under mounting pressure from herbicide resistance, declining soil fertility and increasing soil-borne pathogens, requiring effective responses within the farming system to maintain productivity... Assessing the performance of this year's winter crop can offer enormous insight into the success, or failure, of disease, pest and weed management programs and those lessons can benefit the farming system for years to come...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Glyphosate-resistant weed population found on roadside.. Rotations using broadleaved crops assist grass management.. Managing glyphosate-resistant summer grasses..
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Glyphosate-resistant weed population found on roadside.. Rotations using broadleaved crops assist grass management.. Managing glyphosate-resistant summer grasses..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Moving the main battle against fleabane to earlier in the season when plants are seedlings, rather than late spring and summer, is the key to improving control... New South Wales Department of Primary Industries senior weeds research scientist Dr Hanwen Wu says there are seven species of fleabane, but the three most common in southern Australia are flaxleaf, tall and Canadian fleabane... Fleabane has spread rapidly because: it can flower and set seed over an extended period of time; each plant can contain up to 110,000 seeds; seeds are easily dispersed by wind, surface water run-off and through water movement in irrigation channels and other waterways; there is no dormancy required for the seed to germinate...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Moving the main battle against fleabane to earlier in the season when plants are seedlings, rather than late spring and summer, is the key to improving control... New South Wales Department of Primary Industries senior weeds research scientist Dr Hanwen Wu says there are seven species of fleabane, but the three most common in southern Australia are flaxleaf, tall and Canadian fleabane... Fleabane has spread rapidly because: it can flower and set seed over an extended period of time; each plant can contain up to 110,000 seeds; seeds are easily dispersed by wind, surface water run-off and through water movement in irrigation channels and other waterways; there is no dormancy required for the seed to germinate...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The development of safflower as an alternative source of industrial oils may increase crop options for northern growers... Research agronomist Kathi Hertel from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries says safflowers are well suited to the northern region; their high water requirement and long growing season need to be offset by paddock benefits and/or profitability... PHOTO: Toni Somes "Safflower is well suited to the northern region and this, combined with industrial crop technology, creates a potential new industry - the production of renewable high-purity oleic acid oil suited to a range of compounds that can replace petroleum-based industrial chemicals," she says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Sharon O'Keeffe, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) manager regional grower services - north says the new term "crop sequencing" describes a cropping program that is not dictated by the set order of crops that defined crop rotation... "Growers often select a crop based on price projections but GRDC-supported research over a long period of time shows the benefits and value of crop diversity, particularly cereals following nitrogen-fixing legumes," Ms O'Keeffe said... The concept ties neatly into the new GRDC focus on research themes including 'Profitable Farming Systems' that aims to help growers design a farm system with the flexibility to adapt and respond to changes; manage risk; integrate new practices; and ultimately generate more profit, Ms O'Keeffe said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Sharon O'Keeffe, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) manager regional grower services - north says the new term "crop sequencing" describes a cropping program that is not dictated by the set order of crops that defined crop rotation... "Growers often select a crop based on price projections but GRDC-supported research over a long period of time shows the benefits and value of crop diversity, particularly cereals following nitrogen-fixing legumes," Ms O'Keeffe said... The concept ties neatly into the new GRDC focus on research themes including 'Profitable Farming Systems' that aims to help growers design a farm system with the flexibility to adapt and respond to changes; manage risk; integrate new practices; and ultimately generate more profit, Ms O'Keeffe said...
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