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Wheat crops on the deep ripped plots have already grown roots and accessed water to a depth of 40cm below the soil surface - a much deeper level compared with the unripped plots... "In coming weeks, roots in the ripped plots may access soil water below 40cm and these crops could produce yields up to 0.5 tonnes per hectare greater than the crops on the untreated plots," CSIRO researcher Phil Ward said... "During winter, there was virtually no water uptake at 20 to 40cm in the untreated soils, but there was significant water uptake and root growth at this depth in the ripped plots," Dr Ward said...
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Weed videos show growers 'how to' at harvest.. "In addition to outlining the general concepts and practices of weed seed capture at harvest, there are excellent videos featuring design features of windrowing chutes and chaff carts, as well as practical tips on harvester set-up and windrow management," he said... Caption: Southern region grain growers contemplating weed seed control measures this harvest can access technical information 'bites' in new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) YouTube videos...
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Barley trials show bright future.. Cereal breeding company InterGrain has partnered with the GRDC and the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to breed barley varieties that are well adapted to the northern barley growing region... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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The Australian Grains Industry Conference will host a Growers Day on 27 July from 9am... AGIC is partnering with the GRDC to provide growers with the chance to hear leading global and local speakers on issues that affect grower profitability... Growers will be able to: gain valuable insights and the latest information concerning grain markets in Australia and globally; access new knowledge and technologies to help stay ahead of industry trends; and participate in networking opportunities with industry experts and leaders...
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"The modelling work follows field trials in southern areas of Victoria and New South Wales which have demonstrated a significant yield benefit from applying this strategy," he said... "The eastern states trials showed that early sown wheat crops yield more because less water is lost to evaporation; roots grow deeper and use more water; water is converted to dry-matter more efficiently; and a longer stem elongation phase increases grain numbers... "The modelling work, using the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM), found that potential yield gains were highest in regions such as Esperance and Kojonup where there are more frequent early rainfall sowing opportunities and the yield potential is higher," he said...
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Soil biology site turns theory into practice.. Stuart says early findings from this trial indicate that building SOC levels and improving the soil chemically, physically and biologically can boost water-holding capacity and nutrient-retention capacity... Stuart and his wife Leanne have been investigating a range of strategies to boost soil carbon and improve soil health on their farm...
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Soil biology site turns theory into practice.. Stuart says early findings from this trial indicate that building SOC levels and improving the soil chemically, physically and biologically can boost water-holding capacity and nutrient-retention capacity... Stuart and his wife Leanne have been investigating a range of strategies to boost soil carbon and improve soil health on their farm...
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