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Frost is one of the main concerns for growers in Western Australia's southern grain growing areas, along with crop disease and the need for better break crops... Growers are also seeking more detailed information about crop varieties, and those in drier areas want research into issues associated with early crop sowing, particularly dry sowing... "Growers' desire to sow crops early to maximise yield potential is compromised by the reality of frost risk," he said "While growers understand that frost is a difficult research issue, they want the GRDC to maintain a major focus in this area and look for even small areas of improvement...
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Twin-sowing of pasture and cereal crops can boost profits by up to 24 per cent in mixed farming enterprises, according to new research supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... "Twin-sowing lowers the costs of establishing legume pastures without interfering with crop sowing," Prof Kingwell says... Prof Kingwell said the main findings were that twin-sowing boosts whole-farm profit while decreasing the area of farm optimally devoted to pasture...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Twin-sowing of pasture and cereal crops can boost profits by up to 24 per cent in mixed farming enterprises, according to new research supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... "Twin-sowing lowers the costs of establishing legume pastures without interfering with crop sowing," Prof Kingwell says... Prof Kingwell said the main findings were that twin-sowing boosts whole-farm profit while decreasing the area of farm optimally devoted to pasture...
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New findings on the biology and control of Mandalotus weevils including insecticide trials.. In recent seasons, wetter weather patterns and some good winter rainfall has largely reduced pest pressure on established crops in winter and spring, and in both 2010 and 2011 there were fewer reports of damage from spring pests such as aphids, diamondback moth, and native budworm (Table 1)... Efficacy was assessed by releasing marked weevils after the plots had been treated with insecticide (within 28 hours) into cages in the centre of plots for 7 days and afterwards assessing recovered weevils as alive, moribund (unable to feed) or dead...
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