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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
The project has supported the development of farming systems that incorporate forage (lab lab) and ley (butterfly pea) legumes into grain farming systems... Growing canola is like having a fallow period as far as VAM populations in the soil are concerned... Research in the area of AWM is looking at tactics that can be implemented during the summer...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The results of the experiments have given Jeff the confidence to realise that he does have a viable, cost-effective alternative knockdown herbicide to glyphosate... Double knockdown (T 2.2b, page 128) Weather permitting, a double knockdown is implemented on resistant ryegrass paddocks prior to sowing using two non-selective herbicides (glyphosate followed by paraquat + diquat or paraquat, the choice being dependent upon the range of weeds present)... Helpful advice The Grays still enjoy the challenges and can see that they have made enough progress to feel they are being successful in managing a serious annual ryegrass problem...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
The paper is based on the concept that Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems are the future of the grains industry all cropping industries... The paper discusses some of the important production drivers in the grazing operations, being pasture improvement, crop: stock land mix and stocking rate... Using single variant analysis we can see that profit was largely influenced by yield the variation in yield was heavily influenced by how efficient the water was used rather than just the amount of rain received across all regions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
The paper is based on the concept that Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems are the future of the grains industry all cropping industries... The paper discusses some of the important production drivers in the grazing operations, being pasture improvement, crop: stock land mix and stocking rate... Using single variant analysis we can see that profit was largely influenced by yield the variation in yield was heavily influenced by how efficient the water was used rather than just the amount of rain received across all regions...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The farms which work on high volume mostly use conventional methods with some alternative practices used such as green manure crops, cover crops and composted material... Their conventional production system uses holistic methods to ensure sustainable agriculture, including practices like compost at 4-5 tonnes per hectare per year spread over the fields, and six-year rotations as a minimum for vegetables... Many of the businesses using conventional methods realised the importance of soil health and the need to improve their soils to maintain current production...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Cameron Tonkin & Giles Butler (NSW Agriculture) 9:45 AM How the crop produces grain -getting the basics right.. Ground cover is estimated by looking at a crop in several places around a paddock at an angle of 45 through the hole created by putting the tip of your index finger and thumb together and estimating the percentage of the hole covered by crop, not soil... Plant height measured on 6/2/01 after each crop was: after wheat: 22 cm after canola: 18 cm after mustard: 16 cm..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Cameron Tonkin & Giles Butler (NSW Agriculture) 9:45 AM How the crop produces grain -getting the basics right.. Ground cover is estimated by looking at a crop in several places around a paddock at an angle of 45 through the hole created by putting the tip of your index finger and thumb together and estimating the percentage of the hole covered by crop, not soil... Plant height measured on 6/2/01 after each crop was: after wheat: 22 cm after canola: 18 cm after mustard: 16 cm..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a grains research Update for growers at West Wyalong on July 29... "Issues such as herbicide resistance, retaining stubbles, crop pests and crop nutrition will be on the agenda, so I encourage all growers in the region to set aside half a day to come along to this event and learn more about what they can do to improve their farming systems," Mr Minogue said... Presenters at the West Wyalong Update include leading researcher Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide who will discuss the increasing issue of herbicide resistance and the strategies growers can employ to extend the life of available herbicides...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Water-use efficiency (WUE) of wheat grain production is simply the grain yield of a crop divided by the water used by that crop... The water-use of the crop can be calculated as water available at sowing (42 mm), minus water available at maturity (1 mm, close enough to 0 mm!.. The largest increase to yield and water-use efficiency was achieved by improved summer weed management (Scenario 3)...
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Based in Adelaide in South Australia, Mike is a researcher with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO at the Waite campus... Mike currently manages the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre at the University of Adelaide and has a wide network of contacts and collaborators nationally and internationally in the fertiliser industry and in soil fertility research... Mike is looking forward to contributing his expertise in soils and crop nutrition to the Southern Panel's discussions and decision-making and hopes his personal experience with overseas research initiatives will be a positive asset for the Panel and the GRDC...
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