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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)
KEYMESSAGES Incorrect use of phosphine since the 1950s, has led to escalating resistance in stored grain insects which threatens the continued use of phosphine at the farm level... 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... When running a trial it is important to: 1...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Improving Multi-Week Predictions.. Ocean links bring new clarity to cliamte forecasts.. Ground Cover writer Asa Wahlquist looks at recent advances in climate research, in particular important new insights into the role of the Indian Ocean < Keep browsing..
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Overall, global recovery is expected to broaden over the medium term provided systemic risks continue to dissipate; new structural policies emerge; and financial conditions remain supportive and orderly... 2014 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Merredin WA 34 Over the last twenty years we have seen an over emphasis in relation to the science of agriculture... 2014 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Merredin WA 51 Once you have determined your requirements over the next 8-10 years you need to attribute an estimate of the likely cost of replacing this equipment...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Multi-week forecasts, which are top of the list for the Managing Climate Variability (MCV) program, have come a step closer with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) switching to dynamical, or physics-based, forecasting... MCV program manager Dr Beverley Henry says statistical systems, while still having a role, are becoming less reliable because climate change has made recent years a poor indicator of future weather patterns... Dr Henry says that longer-term forecasting will always be a challenge, given the element of chaos in weather systems, but technological advances now allow the MCV program to provide growers with intelligence that is reliable enough to help with climate risk management...
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In western Queensland, seasonal forecasts have moderate accuracy but rainfall from storms is very difficult to predict... New forecasting systems are based on general circulation models (GCMs), and Dr Stone's initial assessment has looked at the past six to seven years of forecasts... "Current weekly forecasts can completely change my thinking around operational decisions, such as for a winter crop whether we apply top-up fertiliser and whether we would try to harvest before a rainfall event...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The El Ni o/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains the dominant source of climate variability and seasonal forecasting capability relevant for north-east Australia... The study shows that both sets of forecasts show widespread forecast skill in excess of climatology (ie better than the use of long-term average rainfall or temperature climatological statistics, but that the Bureau's forecasts perform better in the west of the country (Western Australia) and the Queensland SOI-phase forecasts performing better in the centre and east of Australia, including the northern cropping region (Fawcett and Stone, 2010)... Climate forecasts available for the northern cropping region, such as those based on or similar to the 'SOI-phase system', have been demonstrated to provide significant and relatively high skill when verification tests have been applied to assess all those forecasts in real-time over the past 10 years...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
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 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 Updates
CropMate has been developed by Industry & Investment NSW using data from the Bureau of Meteorology and the QCCCE (Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence)... With inputs of commodity prices and growing costs, he compares a gross margins for wheat, durum, barley, canola, chickpea and faba beans that have been weighted according to the latest seasonal forecasts... 4. Tracking the season pages presents observations for the month, comparisons of accumulated rainfall, decision tool for nitrogen topdressing, a calculator to compare the outcome when salvaging crops for hay, silage or grazing and a top dressing decision tool...
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