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Adelaide Grains Research Update details announced.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced the date and location for South Australia's premier grains research forum in 2016... The GRDC will host the SA Grains Research Update in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre on February 9-10...
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Adelaide Grains Research Update details announced.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced the date and location for South Australia's premier grains research forum in 2016... The GRDC will host the SA Grains Research Update in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre on February 9-10...
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Caution urged for weather damaged grain.. Grain growers experiencing adverse weather this harvest are urged to ensure that, where possible, the grain they retain for 2013 crop seed has a sufficiently high 'falling number' value... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western grower services manager Darren Hughes encouraged growers to pay particular attention to which grain they kept for crop seed, saying weather damaged grain was more susceptible to poor germination, low vigour and degradation during storage and handling...
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Compete with weeds give your crop heaven and your weeds hell.. Paired row sowing achieved using the Stiletto boot in this trial, has the potential to improve grain yield and competition with weeds... The stiletto boots used in this research creates paired rows, 75mm apart, effectively reducing the row spacing by 75mm...
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Mace has rapidly become the dominant variety in WA for a number of very good reasons and is unlikely to be displaced in the immediate future... Data was sorted by Agzone (see Shackley et al 2012 for map of Agzones of WA), previous crop, subsoil pH, and/or sowing date to look for any specific adaptation of any of the newer varieties compared to Wyalkatchem or Mace... Recent research has also shown that the Spear type wheats (especially Yitpi) are slightly less susceptible to frost damage at flowering than Wyalkatchem types (Ben Biddulph pers...
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Weeds compete against crops for valuable moisture, light and nutrients, but growers can take steps in coming weeks to help their wheat crops fight back and stop the weeds winning... Mr Newman said the seed size of wheat varieties varied considerably and growers should take this into account when calculating seeding rates and plant density... "In the eighth year of using this practice, these growers had no ryegrass in their focus paddocks and have averaged fewer than 1.5 ryegrass plants per square metre ever since," Mr Newman said...
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