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The incorporation of lime appears to be paying off for some farmers through increased production, and research is underway this season to explore the economics of ameliorating subsoils in the eastern central grainbelt of Western Australia... One-year projects to determine economic rates and incorporation methods for lime in this region are being funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and conducted by Tek Ag at Koorda, and Synergy Consulting at Nungarin... "We're assessing the economic returns of each of these combinations, so farmers can start increasing productivity and profitability."..
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Mr Milne has been hosting a series of Pulse Agronomy trials, from which early data indicates that a move to 25cm row spacings could deliver an extra 1t/ha compared to 1m rows... "We were growing chickpeas on 30 inch or roughly 75cm row spacings but because the trial showed there was a significantly higher yield on offer we have already halved our row spacings to 15" (37cm) - all we did was double planted them with our 30" planter to get our 15" row spacing... " Mr Milne owns and leases a total of 600 hectares of highly fertile black soil country on the Jimbour Plain just north of Dalby, growing dryland sorghum, chickpeas, faba beans, mung beans, barley and wheat, as well as some irrigated cotton and corn...
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Maximise crop response to P applications.. To achieve this, farmers need to have accurate information at hand about the state of the soils prior to the purchase and placement of fertiliser... It is important to interpret the Colwell-P soil test results in association with the Phosphorus Buffering Index (PBI), which helps define to the availability of soil P - the higher the PBI, the more difficult it is for a plant to access P...
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