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18 September 2013 Alison Kelly, DEEDI, talks about creating a level playing field in on-farm trials... Achieving the most from your trials (theory): define the comparisons to be made, select a uniform site, control or measure all other potential differences... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
On-farm trials show up HRZ potential [Photo by Brad Collis: Kojonup-based researcher Narelle Hill is working with growers to close the gap between current yield realities and the high-rainfall zone"s potential] [Photo by Brad Collis: Kojonup-based researcher Narelle Hill is working with growers to close the gap between current yield realities and the high-rainfall zone"s potential].. Kojonup farmers Tim Mathwin and Daniel Simpson epitomise the new generation of high-rainfall zone growers: young, emerging from grazing backgrounds, and with an eye to the potential their land has for high-yielding, high-quality grain crops... Ms Hill says the Great Southern"s highrainfall cropping zone, which has an average annual rainfall of 450 to 750 millimetres and longer growing seasons, creates the potential for typical yields to be as high as eight tonnes a hectare for cereals and three to four tonnes a hectare for canola - about double the current averages...
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St George-based Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) extension agronomist Stuart Pilcher says the trials are seeking viable rotation crop options and crop data specific to the north west NSW and south west Queensland crop production areas... Mr Pilcher said there were considerable time and cost savings and logistical benefits from locating the trials at one site... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has thrown its funding support behind the trials following a regional visit by the GRDC Northern Panel last year...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Grain yields were increased only slightly with variable rate (VR) application using the N-Sensor but showed potential for mapping weeds... To increase the uptake of PA for better economic returns, there is a need to increase support for growers, advisers and the PA industry to improve skills in analysis of data layers to design and implement variable rate treatments... The planned outcome of this project was to increase returns to growers by improved understanding and management of within-paddock variability, and validation of PA systems under southern Australian conditions using large-scale trials...
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Management honed by front-row research seat.. The Lucindale farm run by the Hocking family in South Australia is a hive of ingenuity; partly inspired by the interest they have in the many research trials they host.. Owners: Hartley and Viv Hocking, Brad and Nicole Hocking Location: Conmurra, South Australia Area: 1800 hectares (plus 520ha at West Avenue managed by daughter Vanessa and son-in-law Shane Clarke) Enterprise: cropping and livestock Crops: 770ha, mainly feed wheat ( Manning , SQP Revenue , Brennan ) and faba beans (Aquadulce), some canola and spring barley (to clean up paddocks with broadleaf weeds) Livestock: 1000 Merino ewes, 2400 first-cross ewes (Merino x Border Leicester) producing prime lambs, 130 cattle...
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Management honed by front-row research seat.. The Lucindale farm run by the Hocking family in South Australia is a hive of ingenuity; partly inspired by the interest they have in the many research trials they host.. Owners: Hartley and Viv Hocking, Brad and Nicole Hocking Location: Conmurra, South Australia Area: 1800 hectares (plus 520ha at West Avenue managed by daughter Vanessa and son-in-law Shane Clarke) Enterprise: cropping and livestock Crops: 770ha, mainly feed wheat ( Manning , SQP Revenue , Brennan ) and broad beans (Aquadulce), some canola and spring barley (to clean up paddocks with broadleaf weeds) Livestock: 1000 Merino ewes, 2400 first-cross ewes (Merino x Border Leicester) producing prime lambs, 130 cattle...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Developing and promoting Integrated Pest Management in Australian Grains.. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a proven approach to manage invertebrate pests that coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment... IPM incorporates an understanding of pest biology, environmental information and various technologies to prevent unacceptable levels of economic pest damage occurring in the crop as well as maintaining the lowest possible impact on people and the local environment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Developing and promoting Integrated Pest Management in Australian Grains.. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a proven approach to manage invertebrate pests that coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment... IPM incorporates an understanding of pest biology, environmental information and various technologies to prevent unacceptable levels of economic pest damage occurring in the crop as well as maintaining the lowest possible impact on people and the local environment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Economic analysis based on modelling the effect of typical practice changes on farm economic performance indicates the project has resulted in economic benefits of between $19-$42ha/annum of cropping land, a benefit cost ratio of 7.5:1 and an internal rate of return of 63.8% on funds invested... A comprehensive evaluation survey conducted at the conclusion of the project provides quantitative data on practice change and other benefits accruing from the project... Economic analysis based on modelling the effect of typical practice changes on farm economic performance indicated that the project has contributed economic benefits of between $19-$42/ha/ann...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Variable-rate application of some farm inputs offers northern region grain growers cost benefits and improved yields but simple on-farm trials are the key to local success... A new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) fact sheet outlines how, when and where to vary application rates of inputs such as seed, fertiliser, soil ameliorants such as lime or gypsum, desiccants and growth regulators... When considering variable-rate application, question whether variation exists...
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