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Soil testing with rake and boot.. Research is updating 'critical soil test values' which is improving interpretation of soil test results and helping Western Australian grain growers make better fertiliser decisions... Findings from crop nutrition research and guidelines to help growers conduct soil testing and apply fertiliser effectively are outlined in a Soil Testing for Crop Nutrition Fact Sheet and More Profit from Crop Nutrition Ground Cover Supplement...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, the DAFWA indices suggest that a more optimistic approach to decision-making is recommended in 2006 and confidence in this assessment would be enhanced if a La Ni a develops... The needs analysis has enabled an assessment of the distribution of farmers along the pathway from initial awareness through to final adoption of CRM information and tools being offered by various organisations...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Supplementing cattle or sheep grazing wheat or triticale with an Na or Mg supplement can increase animal liveweight gains by 20 to 60 per cent.. Provide mixture of 1:1 Causmag (MgO):salt (NaCl) at an allowance of 20 grams per head per day for sheep and 140g/head/day for cattle... Overall, supplementation increased the beef production per hectare by 92kg and increased returns by $246 at a cost of $22/ha (6 cents/hd/day)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The work will characterise PUE of a diverse range of wheat and barley varieties in the field to identify germplasm with consistently high PUE... The aim of the project is to assess the level of genetic variation in response to phosphorus fertiliser in wheat and barley and to provide plant breeders with the information and genetic tools to improve phosphorus use efficiency of cereals... There are three outputs from this project: (i) it will characterise the response to phosphorus among a large number of varieties of wheat and barley; (ii) it will provide detailed analysis of the reasons why varieties show different response to phosphorus fertiliser and how this relates to their phosphorus use effciency and (iii) through genetic studies it will aim to provide plant breeders with tools to make the selection for phosphorus use effciency easier...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
In a survey of 134 paddocks across the northern grains region during 2003-06, we found that 41% of sunflower crops were sown into a long fallow following a winter cereal (wheat or barley), 25% of crops were sown into a short fallow following sorghum, and just 13% were double cropped into wheat or barley stubble (L Serafin and S Belfield, unpublished)... Further trial work is needed to provide additional data to develop our understanding of the full impacts of sulfur nutrition... The results suggest that sunflower oil contents may be more specifically targeted and fertiliser N inputs more accurately determined for optimum profitability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The work will characterise PUE of a diverse range of wheat and barley varieties in the field to identify germplasm with consistently high PUE... The naturally-low levels of soil phosphorus over large areas of Australia?s cropping zone necessitate regular applications of phosphorus fertiliser to sustain productivity... The aim of the project is to assess the level of genetic variation in response to phosphorus fertiliser in wheat and barley and to provide plant breeders with the information and genetic tools to improve phosphorus use efficiency of cereals...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Net blotch is expected to be at damaging levels in Western Australian barley crops this year, particularly in high rainfall areas, but growers can reduce the risks by adopting an integrated disease management approach... "There is a high risk of damage to 2014 barley crops due to carry-over of the disease from last year, heavy stubble loads and warm conditions forecast for coming months," he said... "Both forms of net blotch have become more prevalent in WA in recent years and were damaging last season, particularly in south coastal regions."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A Western Australian study shows that applying biochar made from wheat chaff and eucalyptus wood may have some negative effects on sandy soils.. To assess the impact of biochar on nitrogen leaching in a sandy soil from Meckering, WA, Mr Dempster ran another glasshouse trial and compared the results to those achieved by adding clay - another ameliorant being used by some growers to enhance soil fertility... The results showed yield decreased significantly from 2.1t/ha to 1.7t/ha when biochar was banded into the subsoil...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Farm business grows on novel mix of options.. The plan was to cold-press canola to produce oil for use in animal feeds and biodiesel, with canola meal also sold for animal feed... Rob says there is nothing new in the technology to cold-press oilseeds, but it is the only operation of its kind in Tasmania...
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