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Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus can be a threat in all environments, and it is recommended that seed be treated with imidicloprid, or crops closely monitored for aphid infestation and sprayed ... In the circumstances using fertilisers that have a higher sulphur content, like MES 10 or Airseeder Superfect, can be beneficial... A fast track project was initiated to demonstrate and evaluate a range of management strategies that Twelve farms were surveyed across the western districts of southern Victoria that were considered suitable as potential trial sites based on grower and adviser recommendations...
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Water use efficiency wins a science 'Oscar'.. Members of the research team, CSIRO's Kirsten Verburg (left) and Julianne Lilley with the GRDC's Stuart Kearns, accepting the Australian Museum Eureka Prize 2014... The initiative, overseen by the GRDC's Stuart Kearns and CSIRO's Dr John Kirkegaard and Dr James Hunt, established on-farm projects on multiple research sites across southern and western growing regions with the help of 16 research groups in high and low-rainfall areas...
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The research that I will undertake in my PhD program aims to understand how legume break crops can mobilise P for the following wheat crop... We proposed that surplus mobilised P, resulting from the root activity of the companion break crop, would be scavenged and taken up by the inter-mingled wheat roots... The companion plants of chickpea, white lupins and field pea significantly increased P uptake by wheat (Figure 1) when the roots of both the wheat and the pulse were grown together, compared to when the wheat roots grew separated from those of the legume crop...
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1.54: GCTV14 Legumes in Cane 4.46: Narrator: Jane Drinkwater Legumes are giving sugarcane growers a well-needed 10.38: break... Central Queenslands sugarcane industry produces 15.74: up to four million tonnes of cane annually most of it from farms that have grown cane-crop 21.669: after cane-crop for decades... 39.33: Neil Halpin: Senior Agronomist DAFF Bundaberg QLD 40.29: The real issue was the suite of biology that lives under a cane monoculture, so by putting 45.1: the legume in the system it really altered that biology, and gave us a lot better ratio 51.31: of beneficials to pests, particularly nematodes in the soil...
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Mr Espinosa, whose research is part of the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative, says interactions between soil properties, plant biology and microbial activity are all likely to determine the amount of soil phosphorus that is mobilised by legumes... While legumes differ in their ability to mobilise soil phosphorus reserves, legume break crops contribute significantly to increase the phosphorus uptake of following wheat crops... Mr Espinosa says different legume crops have different strategies to mobilise phosphorus from the soil the benefit for the following wheat also varies among legume break crops...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Water use efficiency wins a science 'Oscar'.. Members of the research team, CSIRO's Kirsten Verburg (left) and Julianne Lilley with the GRDC's Stuart Kearns, accepting the Australian Museum Eureka Prize 2014... The initiative, overseen by the GRDC's Stuart Kearns and CSIRO's Dr John Kirkegaard and Dr James Hunt, established on-farm projects on multiple research sites across southern and western growing regions with the help of 16 research groups in high and low-rainfall areas...
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