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Return on brown manure crop equal to continuous cropping Data collected from 2009 to 2011 suggests a crop production system comprising a rotation of brown manure field peas, canola and wheat, can be as profitable as continuous cropping... Rob Patterson, of Rural Management Strategies, Cootamundra, NSW, shared these findings at last week's Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Adviser Update held at Narrandera, NSW. "A crop sequence of brown manure field peas followed by canola and two wheat crops can be as profitable at current commodity prices as continuous cropping, or mixed farming involving cropping and Merino sheep," Mr Patterson said... "A crop production system involving brown manure field peas has less production and financial risk compared to continuous cropping, due to lower input and operating costs."..
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Unlike previous seasons in which after a dry start to the year we tend to rely on a late autumn break to kick-start proceedings, growers in many areas will be sowing into soils with existing high moisture profiles," Mr Shannon said. ".. Mr Shannon said the industry in this state has had to consider the impact of recent wet weather on factors such as pests and diseases, soil and crop nutrition, stubble management and seed selection... Given the unusual seasonal circumstances facing grain growers in the southern cropping region, the GRDC's Southern Regional Panel has consulted closely with industry and is currently involved in the development of a guide for growers and their advisers, specifically designed to assist with this year's cropping programs...
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Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bernie Fraser, will address farm consultants, accountants, agribusiness bankers and rural financial counsellors at a special farm business event in Wagga Wagga next month... Recognising the importance of enterprise management in improving grain producers' incomes, the GRDC has embarked on a new series of forums at which growers and other grains industry professionals can access valuable information and resources to support them in their business decision-making," Mr Shannon said. ".. Mr Shannon said an innovation forum will look at record keeping, benchmarking, performance analysis, income protection and risk management solutions...
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Saul Eslake to headline farm business forum in Adelaide.. The Update, which is designed to provide professionals with information and resources to enhance their service to grain growers, will be on Tuesday, November 20, at the Adelaide Convention Centre... "Recognising the importance of enterprise management in improving grain producers' incomes, the GRDC has embarked on a new series of forums at which grains industry professionals and growers can access valuable information and resources to support them in their business decision-making," Mr Shannon said...
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Junee grains forum to prepare growers for season 2011 Opportunities and challenges facing south-west New South Wales grain growers as they prepare to embark on the 2011 cropping season will be addressed at an important forum in Junee on March 16... Among the speakers will be three representatives from the CSIRO in Canberra: Tony Swan will speak about the use of cover cropping in establishing perennial pastures; John Kirkegaard will give insights into the highlights and relevance of farming systems around the globe; and James Hunt will discuss the impact of livestock on crop yields in conservation farming systems... Other speakers include Tim Condon from Delta Agribusiness whose topic is "grazing crops: a profit accelerator", while Tony Single and Bruce Ramsey from Agritech Research at Wagga Wagga will be joined by a panel of agronomists as they review the 2010 season in terms of crop varieties and soil and plant nutrition...
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Junee grains forum to prepare growers for season 2011 Opportunities and challenges facing south-west New South Wales grain growers as they prepare to embark on the 2011 cropping season will be addressed at an important forum in Junee on March 16... Among the speakers will be three representatives from the CSIRO in Canberra: Tony Swan will speak about the use of cover cropping in establishing perennial pastures; John Kirkegaard will give insights into the highlights and relevance of farming systems around the globe; and James Hunt will discuss the impact of livestock on crop yields in conservation farming systems... Other speakers include Tim Condon from Delta Agribusiness whose topic is "grazing crops: a profit accelerator", while Tony Single and Bruce Ramsey from Agritech Research at Wagga Wagga will be joined by a panel of agronomists as they review the 2010 season in terms of crop varieties and soil and plant nutrition...
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Elmore grains forum to set foundations for season 2012 Grain growers throughout north central Victoria will soon converge on Elmore to explore the options available to them as they adapt to changing market, environmental and agronomic conditions... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update for growers on Thursday, February 16, will feature a line-up of industry experts from across the country who will provide advice and support to growers preparing for the 2012 cropping season and beyond... Maurie Street, Chief Executive Officer of the Grain Orana Alliance (GOA), based in New South Wales' central west, will provide growers with an update on research into canola windrow timing and direct heading, while Steve Marcroft of Marcroft Grains Pathology at Horsham will advise on how growers can stay on top of canola's "public enemy number one" - blackleg...
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Grain growers throughout north central Victoria will next month converge on Elmore to explore the options available to them as they adapt to changing market, environmental and agronomic conditions... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update for growers on Thursday, February 16, will feature a line-up of industry experts from across the country who will provide advice and support to growers preparing for the 2012 cropping season and beyond... Maurie Street, Chief Executive Officer of the Grain Orana Alliance (GOA), based in New South Wales' central west, will provide growers with an update on research into canola windrow timing and direct heading, while Steve Marcroft of Marcroft Grains Pathology at Horsham will advise on how growers can stay on top of canola's "public enemy number one" - blackleg...
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Elmore grains forum to set foundations for season 2012 Grain growers throughout north central Victoria will soon converge on Elmore to explore the options available to them as they adapt to changing market, environmental and agronomic conditions... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update for growers on Thursday, February 16, will feature a line-up of industry experts from across the country who will provide advice and support to growers preparing for the 2012 cropping season and beyond... Maurie Street, Chief Executive Officer of the Grain Orana Alliance (GOA), based in New South Wales' central west, will provide growers with an update on research into canola windrow timing and direct heading, while Steve Marcroft of Marcroft Grains Pathology at Horsham will advise on how growers can stay on top of canola's "public enemy number one" - blackleg...
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Elmore grains forum to set foundations for season 2012.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update for growers on Thursday, February 16, will feature a line-up of industry experts from across the country who will provide advice and support to growers preparing for the 2012 cropping season and beyond... Maurie Street, Chief Executive Officer of the Grain Orana Alliance (GOA), based in New South Wales' central west, will provide growers with an update on research into canola windrow timing and direct heading, while Steve Marcroft of Marcroft Grains Pathology at Horsham will advise on how growers can stay on top of canola's "public enemy number one" - blackleg...
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