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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grower-driven farming systems groups in the southern cropping region are making headway on understanding and addressing the issues encountered by growers when retaining stubbles from one year to the next... The initiative involves farming systems groups in Victoria, South Australia, southern and central New South Wales and Tasmania collaborating with research organisations and agribusiness to explore and address issues for growers that impact the profitability of cropping systems with stubble, including pests, diseases, weeds, nutrition and the physical aspects of sowing and establishing crops in heavy residues... Andrew Rice, GRDC Manager Regional Grower Services - South, says the progress to date has been encouraging and that the farming systems groups involved are well on the way to developing regional guidelines and recommendations that growers can implement on-farm to help them in their endeavours to consistently retain stubbles...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
GRDC's National Variety Trials (NVT) program has established itself as a means of providing growers with information on a range of crop varieties... Growers are now asking for more information about the environment in which current and emerging cultivars were grown... The project will select ten NVT sites across the country and characterize their environments by additional measurement of their climate, available soil water, soil nitrogen, crop disease and crop growth and development...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers and consultants are acutely aware that management strategies for the likes of weed and disease control can't simply be considered on a short-term seasonal basis, they need to be planned according to their implications for the farming system as a whole... For management of disease carryover it is critical to understand the risk factors associated with individual diseases and the potential impact practices like strategic tillage might have, especially if disease posed a problem in the previous season... Research backed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has found that inter-row sowing between the old cereal rows can provide a physical separation between the new plant and the infected stubble, helping manage the build-up of pathogens like crown rot when used as part of a crop rotation strategy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers and consultants are acutely aware that management strategies for the likes of weed and disease control can't simply be considered on a short-term seasonal basis, they need to be planned according to their implications for the farming system as a whole... For management of disease carryover it is critical to understand the risk factors associated with individual diseases and the potential impact practices like strategic tillage might have, especially if disease posed a problem in the previous season... Research backed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has found that inter-row sowing between the old cereal rows can provide a physical separation between the new plant and the infected stubble, helping manage the build-up of pathogens like crown rot when used as part of a crop rotation strategy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Growers are now asking for more information about the environment in which current and emerging cultivars were grown... The project will select ten NVT sites across the country and characterize their environments by additional measurement of their climate, available soil water, soil nitrogen, crop disease and crop growth and development... Leading wheat producers are managing their crops at about 75% of water limited yield potential by good weed management, effective disease control, earlier sowing time, matching nitrogen fertiliser application strategies to seasonal conditions, fallow management and cropping sequences...
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