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"Normally we run a 15-inch spacing (37.5cm) with our tyne machine and with the Max Emerge we were able to use a 30 inch (75cm) spacing," Mr Newbigging said... "We also went from using 2kgs of seed per hectare to 500g so there's a bit of saving there too," Mr Newbigging said... To achieve reasonable results using the more precise seed placement technique, Mr Newbigging believes the seed should be dry sown and followed by rain shortly after...
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Brendan (left) and John Pattison grew PBA RanaA faba beans for the first time in 2014 on their Marrar, New South Wales, farm... John Pattison is keen to expand the area sown to faba beans this year after growing the crop for the first time last year on his family's Marrar, New South Wales, farm... Soil moisture was excellent so the faba beans were inoculated at a heavy rate and planted 45 millimetres deep at 120 kilograms/ha across 36ha on 22 April...
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Disc popularity raises need for buyer homework.. Legal and machinery experts are urging grain growers to carefully research the range of disc seeders on the market to make sure the equipment they buy is suitable for their situation... Mr Sulman suggests asking suppliers: for written evidence outlining research data specific to the machine being purchased to assess its suitability for the farming system, soil type and moisture profile; or to sow a trial, or multiple trials, under different seasonal conditions on-farm; or to lease the machine so it can be tested for performance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Table 1 Percentage responses citing experience with specific disc seeder limitations.. The trend towards greater adoption of disc opener planter continues to increase as Australian farmers seek more flexibility and robustness from their farming systems... 1. Coulter disc openers - these vertical discs running in the plane parallel to the direction of travel are often used with tyne openers and double disc openers where the coulter is used primarily to prepare the way for seed placement by either cutting residue, doing some soil disturbance (the amount depending on whether it is smooth, bubbled, ripple or wavy, its operating depth and peripheral rotation speed) and/or applying (liquid) fertiliser...
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A Nuffield Scholarship to North America, South America and Europe in 2007 studying continuous cropping systems was when the seed was planted for grower Bruce Thompson, from Temora, New South Wales, to start thinking about disc-seeders... Bruce says that of all the machinery purchases his family could have made, the new seeder had the greatest potential to change the outcome to their bottom line... "We were also concerned about grass weed control in wheat crops; we did notice silver grass [Vulpia], which we haven't seen for years," Bruce says...
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Discs bring benefits at Streatham farm.. *Three years into using disc seeder Scott Blurton examines germinating barley sown into a summer crop "cocktail" at his Streatham farm... "From the point we've been using discs...
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One innovative central NSW grower finds building his own machinery has two benefits - it saves money and he ends up with exactly the machine he wants.. Overall, he says the disc seeder was the way to go: "We can sow on lower moisture and I also never feel we are wasting moisture because as soon as you put a tine into this country, it opens right up for moisture to disappear.".. Location: Ungarie, central NSW Rainfall: 338 millimetres Soil type: medium red loam with average pH of 5 Cropping area: 2000 hectares of owned and leased country Crops: wheat, barley, field peas, chickpeas and lupins Average yields: 2 t/ha wheat Tractor: Caterpillar 55, 260hp Sowing equipment: homemade air seeder Spraying equipment: self-propelled boomspray built on a second-hand cotton picker pbrlogo Varieties displaying this symbol beside them are protected under the Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994...
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Discs bring benefits at Streatham farm.. *Three years into using disc seeder Scott Blurton examines germinating barley sown into a summer crop "cocktail" at his Streatham farm... "From the point we've been using discs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Herbicide Efficacy in No-till Farming Systems in Southern NSW Greg Condon and Kirrily Condon, Grassroots Agronomy, Junee, NSW.. Results Although different outcomes were achieved at each site due to variations in weed density, soil moisture and stubble loads, the tyne seeder produced consistently better establishment and early crop vigour at all sites... Before the developments are widely adopted, aspects of the disc system need to be further investigated to ensure standards are maintained with key areas such as weed management and yield...
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Dry trend prompts move to discs.. Disc seeder purchased to maximise water infiltration.. Weed management changed to beat grass weeds..
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