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Wheat yield increases of 1.19t/ha possible in the north.. Maps detailing actual and achievable yield data have been compiled by the CSIRO and will be made accessible through a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded project... Dr Hochman said the research found that the northern region's yields were 5.3% lower than relative yields in the southern region and 8.9% lower than in the western region, suggesting there is significant scope to boost yields in the north through better application of current technologies and best practice...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
If we want to create long term relationships within our businesses, and with those we deal with, we need to create an environment where all parties have something to gain, no matter the circumstances... In many ways we might say 'there is no model' and 'there are no rules' as we believe there are always opportunities to create efficiencies and economies of scale, but these may vary significantly from business to business... The issues which are faced by family farms may be complex on a range of levels, but we believe the potential to create structural and production efficiencies through collaboration can create enormous benefits...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Achieving efficient and profitable farming systems.. If systems and SOP are developed from inside the business they have a far greater chance of success than through an external pressure and the codification of implied systems or habits, encourages accountability within the organisation... A huge thank you to Nuffield Australia and especially to my sponsor, the GRDC. I found no examples of similar organisations delivering the quality, extent and accessibility of research and development activities where growers can have such input and influence on research priorities...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
If graingrower, "opportunistic seller and micro-marketer" Mark Schilling could impart one gem of knowledge to other farmers it would be to invest in on-farm storage... Northern Yorke Processing is owned by five shareholders and adds value by cleaning and packing grain, while performing all the logistical operations necessary to market grains overseas... Northern Yorke International has three shareholders and markets its own grain. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The comparisons represent the general farming system and evolution in management over the last 30 years of many progressive grain growing farms in low-rainfall regions of Australia... The largest increase to yield and water-use efficiency was achieved by improved summer weed management (Scenario 3)... A wheat variety with a long coleoptile gives a large yield increase in combination with the other management improvements (Scenario 6)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Header efficiency increases with harvest height.. SFS research and trials manager Paul Breust says harvesting these crops at 15cm to facilitate establishment of the following year's crop has become a common practice in recent years for those wanting to retain stubble... Mr Breust says with header speed adjusted to a 90 per cent engine load, it was not surprising that a crop harvested at 15cm high was 20 per cent slower than harvesting at 30cm high...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Header efficiency increases with harvest height.. SFS research and trials manager Paul Breust says harvesting these crops at 15cm to facilitate establishment of the following year's crop has become a common practice in recent years for those wanting to retain stubble... Mr Breust says with header speed adjusted to a 90 per cent engine load, it was not surprising that a crop harvested at 15cm high was 20 per cent slower than harvesting at 30cm high...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Enhanced efficiency fertilisers (EEFs), including slow release compounds and urease and nitrification inhibitors, show promise for improving efficiency, increasing management flexibility, and reducing N2O emissions... Enhanced efficiency fertilisers, including controlled release fertilisers and fertilisers amended with urease or nitrification inhibitors, show promise for improving nitrogen use efficiency... The main objective of the project is to assess the benefits of enhanced efficiency fertilisers, particularly nitrification inhibitors, in mitigating nitrous oxide emissions and increasing the efficiency of nitrogen fertilisers for a range of agricultural industries, including cropping (Victoria and NSW), sugarcane (Queensland) and dairy (Victoria), under different climatic conditions that are found across Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project assesses how strategic irrigation can be used to overcome the complexities of duplex soils to maximise yield and water-use efficiency (WUE) of barley through maximising root depth and distribution... To date, field trials with barley have been conducted in the 2009 and 2010 growing seasons under contrasting irrigation regimes in Cambridge, Tasmania on a duplex soil (output 1)... Strategic irrigation of barley was demonstrated to have a positive influence on grain yield, rooting depth and distribution in duplex soils...
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