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A research project in the Great Southern region has demonstrated that the decision tool Yield Prophet could help local growers maximise crop yields and minimise risks associated with management decisions... "Following a number of extremely variable seasons, many growers in the region have lacked the confidence to implement management practices to maximise yields, and have been taking an approach of 'less risk' for their in-season decision making," Mr Whisson said... Mr Whisson said the benefit of Yield Prophet to local growers over the course of the season was obvious, especially when it came to making nitrogen and fungicide decisions based on forecast yield, as well as providing side benefits such as yield estimates for insurance purposes...
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Recent collaborative research work investigating the decision-making tool Yield Prophet , supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), aimed to help Western Australian growers answer this question... Growers accessing information from the sites could easily identify crop progress during the season and adapt their logistics and applications ... According to a report compiled by DAFWA about the work in the Albany port zone, Yield Prophet is a moderately complex program for which new users require assistance, and growers probably need consultant support to get best value from it...
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Recent collaborative research work investigating the decision-making tool Yield Prophet , supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), aimed to help Western Australian growers answer this question... Growers accessing information from the sites could easily identify crop progress during the season and adapt their logistics and applications ... According to a report compiled by DAFWA about the work in the Albany port zone, Yield Prophet is a moderately complex program for which new users require assistance, and growers probably need consultant support to get best value from it...
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GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts says the new project, starting in July 2016, is focused on forest gravel soils as they are the dominant soil type across about three million hectares of Western Australia's high-rainfall cropping zone... "Gravel contained in the soil can adversely affect the soils' water-holding capacity, acidity, organic matter, root growth, nutrient supply, and the effectiveness of fertiliser and herbicide applications... The project is part of the GRDC's new External Investment Plan 2016-17, which is also exploring crop heat tolerance, weeds, slugs and snails, legumes in low and medium-rainfall zones, education resources, biosecurity, karnal bunt fungal disease, and soil water and nutrients...
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GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts says the new project, starting in July 2016, is focused on forest gravel soils as they are the dominant soil type across about three million hectares of Western Australia's high-rainfall cropping zone... "Gravel contained in the soil can adversely affect the soils' water-holding capacity, acidity, organic matter, root growth, nutrient supply, and the effectiveness of fertiliser and herbicide applications... The project is part of the GRDC's new External Investment Plan 2016-17, which is also exploring crop heat tolerance, weeds, slugs and snails, legumes in low and medium-rainfall zones, education resources, biosecurity, karnal bunt fungal disease, and soil water and nutrients...
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Soils project among new research announced by GRDC.. Mr Roberts said that in addition to forest gravels, other issues addressed in the GRDC External Investment Plan 2016-17 relevant to WA included heat tolerance research; locally important weeds; slugs and snails; legume options for low and medium rainfall zones; education resources; biosecurity preparedness; karnal bunt; and soil water and nutrient measurement... Mr Roberts said that in addition to longer-term investments such as those contained in the GRDC External Investment Plan 2016-17 , the GRDC also invested in many 'fast-tracked' one to three-year projects driven by the WA GRDC RCSNs...
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Soils project among new research announced by GRDC.. Mr Roberts said that in addition to forest gravels, other issues addressed in the GRDC External Investment Plan 2016-17 relevant to WA included heat tolerance research; locally important weeds; slugs and snails; legume options for low and medium rainfall zones; education resources; biosecurity preparedness; karnal bunt; and soil water and nutrient measurement... Mr Roberts said that in addition to longer-term investments such as those contained in the GRDC External Investment Plan 2016-17 , the GRDC also invested in many 'fast-tracked' one to three-year projects driven by the WA GRDC RCSNs...
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