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I strongly believe that with good management in the right environment, livestock can complement a cropping enterprise in a number of ways and vice versa... The Environment Conventional cropping systems in the Central USA have low levels of biological diversity and rely heavily on synthetic fertilisers and herbicides... An experiment run over 10 years by Texas Tech University USA, has shown that an integrated crop/forage/livestock system compared with a cotton monoculture has decreased nitrogen use by 40% and lowered irrigation water use by 25% whilst maintaining similar profitability between the two systems...
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tolerate grazing and can recover to produce a grain or hay crop; provide forage to fill the winter feed gap in the livestock cycle; and facilitate grazing as a canopy management tool... Dual-purpose crops are increasingly being used in the high rainfall zones (HRZs) of south-eastern Australia to provide additional winter forage, and there is growing interest in sowing dual-purpose varieties in the drier regions of southern and western Australia... a late application of nitrogen can help to optimise grain yields...
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tolerate grazing and can recover to produce a grain or hay crop; provide forage to fill the winter feed gap in the livestock cycle; and facilitate grazing as a canopy management tool... Dual-purpose crops are increasingly being used in the high rainfall zones (HRZs) of south-eastern Australia to provide additional winter forage, and there is growing interest in sowing dual-purpose varieties in the drier regions of southern and western Australia... a late application of nitrogen can help to optimise grain yields...
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tolerate grazing and can recover to produce a grain or hay crop; provide forage to fill the winter feed gap in the livestock cycle; and facilitate grazing as a canopy management tool... Dual-purpose crops are increasingly being used in the high rainfall zones (HRZs) of south-eastern Australia to provide additional winter forage, and there is growing interest in sowing dual-purpose varieties in the drier regions of southern and western Australia... a late application of nitrogen can help to optimise grain yields...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Optimising the integration of dual-purpose crops in the high rainfall zone.. The emergence of long-season, high value, disease resistant wheat varieties that could be grazed by stock in winter with minimal impact on grain yield created a significant opportunity for mixed farmers in the high rainfall zones to increase farm income by increasing winter stocking rates while maintaining or improving the area and value of grain production... As the area of these winter cereals increased, weed and disease control issues have emerged and the recent demonstration that canola can also be managed as a dual-purpose crop in these systems has presented further opportunities to increase the value of grain and livestock systems within the high rainfall zone...
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Northern research measures dual-purpose profitability.. Overall, grazing cereals and canola add to income flexibility and profitability depending on crop and livestock markets... Research has shown that winter dual-purpose varieties provide the most grazing biomass, with early-sown, long-season cultivars producing enough biomass to support more than 2000 dry sheep equivalent (DSE) days per hectare in both the Tableland and Northern Slopes areas of NSW...
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Northern research measures dual-purpose profitability.. Overall, grazing cereals and canola add to income flexibility and profitability depending on crop and livestock markets... Research has shown that winter dual-purpose varieties provide the most grazing biomass, with early-sown, long-season cultivars producing enough biomass to support more than 2000 dry sheep equivalent (DSE) days per hectare in both the Tableland and Northern Slopes areas of NSW...
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The final comment would be that dual purpose canola appears to have a great fit in our mixed farming enterprise, albeit after only trialling it for one season... Lastly the yield penalty is minimalised as long as the crop is locked up early enough... Joe Mason Spicers Run Wellington NSW 2820 02 6846 6372 joelimason@hotmail.com < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Dual Purpose Canola at Wellington, Central West Slopes..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Optimising the integration of dual-purpose crops in the high rainfall zone.. The emergence of long-season, high value, disease resistant wheat varieties that could be grazed by stock in winter with minimal impact on grain yield created a significant opportunity for mixed farmers in the high rainfall zones to increase farm income by increasing winter stocking rates while maintaining or improving the area and value of grain production... As the area of these winter cereals increased, weed and disease control issues have emerged and the recent demonstration that canola can also be managed as a dual-purpose crop in these systems has presented further opportunities to increase the value of grain and livestock systems within the high rainfall zone...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Background Since the development of long-season and winter wheats for Australia, well-managed dual-purpose cereal crops have provided opportunities to increase the profitability and flexibility on mixed farms, by increasing winter stocking rates and providing income from forage and grain... Recently we have focussed on investigating and quantifying the benefits of integrating these at the whole-farm scale, including productivity of crop and pasture phases, profitability, managerial flexibility and risk management... We recorded the extra grazing days obtained from crop grazing (compared with continuously grazed pasture) and then the extra pasture production was evaluated for each of the crop-grazing treatments in terms of extra grazing days achieved compared with a continuously grazed pasture (Table 1)...
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