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WA growers embrace key farming practices.. Western Australian grain growers are frontrunners in their adoption of farming practices including no-tillage farming, stubble retention and precision agriculture, according to a recently released report... "Measuring the adoption of farming practices will help us track progress in productivity and environmental management," he said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Farmers who employ workers think only about safety of their employees while those without employees do not think about it at all... While the NFF recommends that farmers take out accident insurance, it believes it is more important for farmers to adopt sound safety practices, as insurance addresses only the economic cost, not the social cost, of injuries and ill-health. ".. The NFF has asked the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (formerly the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission) to help fund such a campaign, which would build on the work already undertaken by Farmsafe, the Farm Health and Safety Joint Venture and state bodies...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Goondiwindi Grains Research Update 2006 28 thFeb & 1 stMarch 2006 100 80 60 ) 40 % 20 ( y0 t 0 i 0 100 200 300 0 100 2 0 300 r e Bravo-Quadris Folicur v e100 s e 80 s a 60 e s 40 i D 20 0 0 100 200 300 0 100 200 300 Headline Quadris Volume (L/ha) Ascochyta disease severity on Yuma (fern leaf type - Kabuli) with four fungicides and three carrier volumes @ 2.75 bar... Overall, Hotshot @ 500 mL/ha is compatible with Topik 240EC @ 85 mL/ha, with no reduction in control of wild oats... In summary The work we have undertaken over the past five years conforms to the UK/Western European production systems when grown under irrigated conditions in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
The capacity of the plant to take up potassium is not directly related to potassium in solution... Spraying is best done when there is some wind, and when the operator can be sure that wind direction has stabilised... Driftability of amine formulations The 2,4- D products Surpass and Amicide 625 which were used in the trial are considered to be nonvolatile any drift that is associated with these products will be droplet drift not vapour drift...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Goondiwindi Grains Research Update 2006 28 thFeb & 1 stMarch 2006 100 80 60 ) 40 % 20 ( y0 t 0 i 0 100 200 300 0 100 200 30 r e Bravo-Quadris Folicur v e100 s e 80 s a 60 e s 40 i D 20 0 0 100 200 300 0 100 200 300 Headline Quadris Volume (L/ha) Ascochyta disease severity on Yuma (fern leaf type - Kabuli) with four fungicides and three carrier volumes @ 2.75 bar... Overall, Hotshot @ 500 mL/ha is compatible with Topik 240EC @ 85 mL/ha, with no reduction in control of wild oats... In summary The work we have undertaken over the past five years conforms to the UK/Western European production systems when grown under irrigated conditions in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
The capacity of the plant to take up potassium is not directly related to potassium in solution... Spraying is best done when there is some wind, and when the operator can be sure that wind direction has stabilised... Driftability of amine formulations The 2,4- D products Surpass and Amicide 625 which were used in the trial are considered to be nonvolatile any drift that is associated with these products will be droplet drift not vapour drift...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The GRDC, in partnership with the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program, have worked with Solutions Marketing and Umbers Rural Services to conduct a national survey of growers to capture and present information about the farming practices currently in use on grain and mixed farms across Australia... The information provides an important means for monitoring and evaluating the success of RD&E investments, i.e. the levels of adoption around Australia, identification of successes and gaps, and for assistance in directing future investments, or for modifying existing projects... You will be assisting GRDC with evaluating how well growers are using the outcomes from research, assisting with showing productivity and environmental management and you will receive a report showing how your farm and practices compare to others in your area...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Liebe Group in Western Australia has developed a lime calculator that helps determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... The Excel spreadsheet-based tool, developed by Farmanco and using data from the Liebe Group and earlier acidity models from the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA, can assess cashflow and profits from liming versus non-liming... GRDC Research Codes LIE00006, UWA00138..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC report highlights farm practice trends.. GRDC farm practices project manager Jan Edwards, who co-authored the Farm Practices Survey Report 2012 , said it outlined the adoption of key management practices, including in Western Australia's central; eastern; mallee/sandplain; and northern agro-ecological zones... Specific practices detailed in the GRDC Farm Practices Survey Report 2012 include: matching land use to land capabilities; reduced or no-tillage; stubble retention; crop rotation with pastures, oilseeds and pulses; controlled traffic and precision agriculture; nutrient budgeting and soil testing; use of soil conditioners; sowing dates; managing water use efficiency; and water budgeting...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC farm practices project manager Jan Edwards, who co-authored the Farm Practices Survey Report 2012 , said it outlined the adoption of key management practices, including in Western Australia's central; eastern; mallee/sandplain; and northern agro-ecological zones... Specific practices detailed in the GRDC Farm Practices Survey Report 2012 include: matching land use to land capabilities; reduced or no-tillage; stubble retention; crop rotation with pastures, oilseeds and pulses; controlled traffic and precision agriculture; nutrient budgeting and soil testing; use of soil conditioners; sowing dates; managing water use efficiency; and water budgeting... PHOTO CAPTION: The GRDC Farm Practices Survey Report 2012 shows the percentage of farm income from winter cereals has decreased in parts of WA, and Central Queensland, while showing an increase in other areas...
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