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The incorporation of lime appears to be paying off for some farmers through increased production, and research is underway this season to explore the economics of ameliorating subsoils in the eastern central grainbelt of Western Australia... One-year projects to determine economic rates and incorporation methods for lime in this region are being funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and conducted by Tek Ag at Koorda, and Synergy Consulting at Nungarin... "We're assessing the economic returns of each of these combinations, so farmers can start increasing productivity and profitability."..
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Growers are increasingly moving towards a zero-till system using a disc seeder, which is changing some aspects of the farming system and the recommendations advisers provide to their clients... Disc seeders also allow higher levels of stubble to be retained, particularly at narrow row spacings, which has been a key driver of their adoption... It is important to plan your fertiliser strategy carefully, in many cases separating fertiliser from seed, or top dressing a portion of it in a separate operation...
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One-year projects to determine economic rates and incorporation methods for lime in this region are being funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and conducted by Tek Ag at Koorda, and Synergy Consulting at Nungarin... "We're assessing the economic returns of each of these combinations, so farmers can start increasing productivity and profitability.".. "Our trials will involve varying rates of lime and different methods of incorporation, and take into account effectiveness of amelioration, cost of lime incorporation, yield per treatment, weed stimulus and the end of the day profit/loss per treatment...
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The new format for Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) regional Updates in Western Australia is proving popular with growers, with places for today's Yuna Update selling out ahead of the event... Managing seasonal variability is one of the issues being addressed at the GRDC Grains Research Update, Yuna, which has attracted about 120 participants to the Yuna Community Centre... "The GRDC Grains Research Update, Yuna, is being hosted by the Yuna Farm Improvement Group and organised by North East Farming Futures, and is delivering new information to growers to help them boost farm productivity and profitability...
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The new format for Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) regional Updates in Western Australia is proving popular with growers, with places for today's Yuna Update selling out ahead of the event... Managing seasonal variability is one of the issues being addressed at the GRDC Grains Research Update, Yuna, which has attracted about 120 participants to the Yuna Community Centre... "The GRDC Grains Research Update, Yuna, is being hosted by the Yuna Farm Improvement Group and organised by North East Farming Futures, and is delivering new information to growers to help them boost farm productivity and profitability...
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DAFWA’s Craig Scanlan explains the benefits of lime incorporation with cultivation during 2013 field days.. Craig says it is most likely that incorporating lime with cultivation did not lift yields above those achieved with cultivation alone in this first year of the trial because only a small proportion of soil was ameliorated by the one-way plough... Craig says the cultivation response at the Dalwallinu site was driven by the removal of a soil physical constraint (acidity).He says the economic success of incorporating lime with cultivation depends on the implement being able to mix to the depth where the soil constraint occurred...
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Cultivation to incorporate lime can be more economic than topdressing where: Ca in the 0-10cm layer is well below the recommended 5.5 Ca in the 10-20cm layer is well below the recommended 4.8.. Researchers are starting to devise economic and productivity parameters around cultivating to incorporate lime on acidic soils, rather than topdressing lime... Craig says it is most likely that incorporating lime with cultivation did not lift yields above those achieved with cultivation alone in this first year of the trial because only a small proportion of soil was ameliorated by the one-way plough...
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Growers have been busy in recent weeks applying lime to paddocks as part of ongoing efforts to overcome soil acidity and maximise their farm's potential... There is no doubt that lime can improve yields on acidic soils and is a preventative treatment to maintain soil pH at acceptable levels... "In the trials we assessed whether investment in fertiliser needs to be cut to achieve a profit from lime incorporation and, overall, the answer was no...
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DAFWA’s Craig Scanlan explains the benefits of lime incorporation with cultivation during 2013 field days.. Craig says it is most likely that incorporating lime with cultivation did not lift yields above those achieved with cultivation alone in this first year of the trial because only a small proportion of soil was ameliorated by the one-way plough... Craig says the cultivation response at the Dalwallinu site was driven by the removal of a soil physical constraint (acidity).He says the economic success of incorporating lime with cultivation depends on the implement being able to mix to the depth where the soil constraint occurred...
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Crop roots push deeper after lime.. Tony White and his family have increased their wheat yields by applying 2.5 to 3.0 tonnes per hectare of lime and then hiring spading and mouldboard ploughing contractors to push the ameliorant into acidic subsoils on their farm near Miling, Western Australia... For the past two seasons, Tony has harvested more grain by doubling his usual rate of lime and using spading and mouldboard ploughing to really drive the ameliorant into the subsoil...
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