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Workshop organiser, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) researcher Dr Kaara Klepper said the workshop equipped growers with simple management strategies to maximise crops' nutrient recovery while minimising losses in low CEC soils... "The workshop was a resounding success primarily because we looked at nutrition across the farming system, including in cane, and fertiliser application strategies growers can adopt to maximise nutrient recovery by all crops while minimising costly losses," Dr Klepper said... Dr Klepper said the majority of growers who attended the workshop indicated that they would undertake more regular soil testing to assess and adjust nutrient levels, give greater consideration to the soil retention of nutrients through and between crop cycles and rotations, and review their long term fertiliser program according to soil type, nutritional needs and yield projections...
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To be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Update will focus on those significant cropping issues expected to confront SA grain growers next season and beyond... GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the program for the Update is being developed by a planning committee in consultation with a broad network of grains industry representatives, ensuring the topics will be relevant and timely. ".. Advisers attending the Update will be informed about the latest research outcomes and technologies so they can support their grain-growing clients in their quest to improve their farming systems and boost profitability," Mr Pengilley said...
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It is critical that the investment we make on your behalf is focused on technology and practices that will make the biggest difference in your region and on your farm... It is to the end that I have sought to adjust the GRDC structure and research management focus to align with the pillars of successful, profitable grain production... We call these our research themes and at each of the GRDC Updates, attendees learned about these themes in detail...
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Crop Protection Forum to share resistance insights.. A Crop Protection Forum in Perth will present the latest research findings to agronomists and advisers so they can help growers blunt the evolution of pesticide resistance in weeds, pests and diseases... "Speakers will provide insights from research projects aimed at controlling weeds, pests and diseases, and provide practical recommendations to maintain the efficacy of farming practices," Mr Roberts said...
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Junee grains forum to prepare growers for season 2011 Opportunities and challenges facing south-west New South Wales grain growers as they prepare to embark on the 2011 cropping season will be addressed at an important forum in Junee on March 16... Among the speakers will be three representatives from the CSIRO in Canberra: Tony Swan will speak about the use of cover cropping in establishing perennial pastures; John Kirkegaard will give insights into the highlights and relevance of farming systems around the globe; and James Hunt will discuss the impact of livestock on crop yields in conservation farming systems... Other speakers include Tim Condon from Delta Agribusiness whose topic is "grazing crops: a profit accelerator", while Tony Single and Bruce Ramsey from Agritech Research at Wagga Wagga will be joined by a panel of agronomists as they review the 2010 season in terms of crop varieties and soil and plant nutrition...
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Workshop organiser, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) researcher Dr Kaara Klepper said the workshop equipped growers with simple management strategies to maximise crops' nutrient recovery while minimising losses in low CEC soils... "The workshop was a resounding success primarily because we looked at nutrition across the farming system, including in cane, and fertiliser application strategies growers can adopt to maximise nutrient recovery by all crops while minimising costly losses," Dr Klepper said... Dr Klepper said the majority of growers who attended the workshop indicated that they would undertake more regular soil testing to assess and adjust nutrient levels, give greater consideration to the soil retention of nutrients through and between crop cycles and rotations, and review their long term fertiliser program according to soil type, nutritional needs and yield projections...
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A broad network of grower and grains industry representatives is helping to inform investment in grains research, development and extension to address cropping issues of most concern in the southern region... Some issues identified by the RCSNs have been addressed through the GRDC's new "fast track" funding process in which small scale, short time-frame and relatively small budget projects involving in-season responses are quickly activated... This year, 29 issues identified by the RCSNs have been included in the 61 southern region issues prioritised by the Panel and put to the GRDC for proposed funding...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced the dates and location for its key event for Victorian advisers in 2015... To be held at the Ballarat Lodge, the Update will focus on those significant cropping issues expected to confront Victorian grain growers next season and beyond... Advisers attending the Update will be informed about the latest research outcomes and technologies so they can support their grain-growing clients in their quest to improve their farming systems and boost profitability," Mr Pengilley said...
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Researchers across southern Australia are embarking on a new five-year controlled-traffic farming (CTF) project to increase soil productivity in low-rainfall areas of southern Australia... The first phase of the project will identify and address the current questions being posed by growers about the place for CTF in their farming systems," Dr Fisher says... The demonstration sites, and more detailed research sites, will be closely monitored for efficiency, practicality, and crop yield and quality, while the potential economic gains of adopting CTF are measured throughout the project."..
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Herbicide Efficacy in No-till Farming Systems in Southern NSW Greg Condon and Kirrily Condon, Grassroots Agronomy, Junee, NSW.. Results Although different outcomes were achieved at each site due to variations in weed density, soil moisture and stubble loads, the tyne seeder produced consistently better establishment and early crop vigour at all sites... Before the developments are widely adopted, aspects of the disc system need to be further investigated to ensure standards are maintained with key areas such as weed management and yield...
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