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A research project in the Great Southern region has demonstrated that the decision tool Yield Prophet could help local growers maximise crop yields and minimise risks associated with management decisions... "Following a number of extremely variable seasons, many growers in the region have lacked the confidence to implement management practices to maximise yields, and have been taking an approach of 'less risk' for their in-season decision making," Mr Whisson said... Mr Whisson said the benefit of Yield Prophet to local growers over the course of the season was obvious, especially when it came to making nitrogen and fungicide decisions based on forecast yield, as well as providing side benefits such as yield estimates for insurance purposes...
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GRDC addresses need for rapid local RD&E response.. While the figure is a small proportion of about $50 million invested annually by the GRDC in the western region, these shorter-term projects are playing a vital role in addressing grower priorities quickly and can lead to further GRDC investment... The West Midlands Group assessing one-way ploughing, scarifying, offset discs, deep ripping and spading for incorporating lime evenly throughout the soil profile as tools to overcome subsoil acidity, water repellence and improve crop productivity on sandplain soils in WA's northern agricultural region;..
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Five, one-year trials investigating non-wetting soils, and management tools to address them, are taking place in the western part of the Kwinana port zone after receiving funding from the GRDC... "The networks were established under the Rural Cropping Solutions (RCS) initiative, which is part of a renewed effort by the GRDC to reduce the time it takes for new varieties, practices and technologies to be adopted, with the ultimate aim being to increase the profitability of the Australian grains industry," he said... Mr Roberts said the WA RCSNs had applied to the GRDC for funding for other small projects addressing local agronomic priorities, and decisions on a number of these applications were pending...
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GRDC addresses need for rapid local RD&E response.. The GRDC has invested almost $600,000 in Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) and Agribusiness Trial Extension Network projects in 2012-13... The West Midlands Group assessing one-way ploughing, scarifying, offset discs, deep ripping and spading for incorporating lime evenly throughout the soil profile as tools to overcome subsoil acidity, water repellence and improve crop productivity on sandplain soils in WA's northern agricultural region;..
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Thank you to the Grain Industry of Western Australia (GIWA) Barley Council for providing information on market demand for malting and food varieties in Western Australia at the 2014/15 harvest... Varietal resistance to BYD and CYD does not reduce the need to spray for aphids to prevent yield loss from feeding damage once they reach threshold levels in the crop (50% of tillers with 15 or more aphids)... On farm reactions of v differ if the pathotype/s present differ to the pathotype used in testing...
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