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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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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is holding a grains research Update for growers on March 12 at the Wallendbeen Memorial Hall... Opportunities to maximise livestock profit in mixed farming enterprises is the theme of a presentation to be given by John Webb Ware of the University of Melbourne, while CSIRO's Mark Peoples and Tony Swan will explore the impact of break crops on income, nitrogen and weeds... Caption: CSIRO's Mark Peoples (pictured) and Tony Swan will explore the impact of break crops on income, nitrogen and weeds, at the Wallendbeen grains research Update...
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Subsoil reserves of mineral nutrients such as P have been run down over recent decades, with practices such as direct drill cropping accelerating the loss... The GRDC fact sheet recommends testing subsoil (10 to 30 centimetres) P levels, using both the Colwell-P and BSES-P tests across the farm, as the key to making an informed decision about fertiliser strategy... Soil testing provides an understanding of your fertility profile and is a vital step in making informed fertiliser decisions...
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Date claimer: Regional Crop Updates (Western Australia, south-eastern cropping areas).. Grain growers can get on the front foot for the 2014 cropping season by obtaining the latest technical information at their local Regional Crop Update event in March... GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts encouraged growers to get along to their nearest Regional Crop Update event to access new information to help them boost farm productivity and profitability...
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A Canadian cropping adviser will be in Corowa next month to speak with local grain growers about the potential for advancing their farming systems through innovations in agronomy... Frost is a topic to be further explored by Tim March from the University of Adelaide and Dale Grey from the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, who, along with Dr Hunt, will look at frost tolerance ratings for barley and wheat varieties, impact of time of sowing and where the answers to reducing the risk of frost damage are likely to come from... Pulse and canola diseases will be detailed by Kurt Lindbeck of NSW DPI, Bayer's Wes Amor will outline fungicide trial results, while Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide will provide advice about maintaining the efficacy and longevity of pre-emergent herbicides...
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Canadian farm adviser to address Corowa grains forum.. A Canadian cropping adviser will be in Corowa next month to speak with local grain growers about the potential for advancing their farming systems through innovations in agronomy... Frost is a topic to be further explored by Tim March from the University of Adelaide and Dale Grey from the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, who, along with Dr Hunt, will look at frost tolerance ratings for barley and wheat varieties, impact of time of sowing and where the answers to reducing the risk of frost damage are likely to come from...
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"New thinking is constantly emerging from GRDC-funded research so it is important that we convey that intelligence to those who need it most - our grain growers," Mrs Findlay Tickner said... "CSIRO Plant Industry researcher James Hunt will discuss sowing dates and how growers can get the best out of current wheat varieties, while David Lamb from the University of New England will explore the impacts of new and emerging technology on farm management and crop husbandry," Mrs Findlay Tickner said... Caption: Horsham-based GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Susan Findlay Tickner says the Marnoo Update will equip growers with advice and information to enable them to adopt the latest farming practices...
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South Australian grain growers will soon be putting in place their plans for the 2013 cropping season... "GRDC-funded research is constantly producing new thinking about what we do on-farm so the Updates are an important mechanism for conveying that intelligence to growers," Mr Konzag said... Caption: Mallala-based GRDC Southern Regional Panel member and grain grower, Richard Konzag, says the Balaklava Update will equip growers with advice and information to enable them to adopt the latest farming practices...
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The simulations provide a framework for farmers and advisers to: forecast yield manage climate and soil water risk make informed decisions about nitrogen and irrigation applications match inputs with the yield potential of their crop assess the effect of changed sowing dates or varieties assess the possible effects of climate change ... Yield Prophet generates crop simulations that combine the essential components of growing a crop including: a soil test sampled prior to planting a soil classification selected from the Yield Prophet library of ~1,000 soils selected as representative of the production area historical and active climate data taken from the nearest Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather station paddock specific rainfall data recorded by the user (optional) individual crop details fertiliser and irrigation applications during the growing season... Using historic climate data, Yield Prophet then simulates crop growth and resource availability from the day on which the report was generated to the end of the season...
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