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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Farm businesses that either prospered or coped best over a period of low rainfall years in the North East Agriculture Region were farms that cropped more than 50% of their farm area, had some diversity in their enterprise mix but most importantly achieved relatively high average wheat yields... The resilience of farm businesses in the north-eastern agricultural region Western Australian is described... The business performance of 123 farms from 2004 to 2009 is examined...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
In a recent survey 96% of growers indicated their knowledge about soil health had increased as a result of this project; 94% indicated they were better at making decisions for their business regarding soil health and 91% indicated information from the Liebe Group had been useful for changing farm practices... Professor Daniel Murphy, of UWA, analysed results from the Liebe Group's long term Soil Biology Trial, which has been measuring soil organic carbon build up since 2003, and the results of this analysis have provided growers with an indication of realistic soil organic carbon levels that can be targeted... Seven fact sheets about soil amelioration have been produced. . They contain concise and practical information to be used as starting points for growers investigating soil amelioration options...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Economics of closing the yield gap in the Northern Grains Region.. A third measure to help growers make decisions to improve yield will be benchmarks for water productivity, otherwise known as water use efficiency, for different soils and scenarios for each part of the Northern Region... Workshops will involve growers and advisers in discussion of yield targets and ways of closing the yield gaps, along with the economics of improvements and putting it all together to make the farm and region more profitable and productive...
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