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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Improving water use efficiency using cover crops of millet... Soil water was measured at cover-crop planting, time of spray-out (2004 replicated sites and all 2005 sites) and at all sites at winter crop planting... In the analysis an average world oil price of US$68.40 a barrel (West Texas Intermediate) and an exchange rate of US74 cents is assumed...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Dr Phil Davies from SARDI checks the performance of field pea plants in a trial at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus in South Australia... "The heat-stress tolerance is due to several genes dispersed across the genome - a situation that makes it difficult to breed all genes into elite cultivars without the genes becoming separated during the genetic recombination that occurs during sexual reproduction," Dr Davies says... Dr Davies has found there is sufficient interest in the trait to pursue molecular markers, which may provide a viable way to rapidly select for these heat-tolerance genes using a cost-effective DNA typing technology favoured by breeders...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Harvest is crunch time for each year's crop, and always a good opportunity to evocatively capture on film the season's end-game.. Harvester at night in fields with moon shining through clouds... In the areas, growers suggest that early sowing, good winter rains and newer wheat varieties, such as LongReach ScoutA and Mace, have all contributed to the production achieved, despite receiving only 40mm of spring rain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Wagga Wagga workshop to discuss frost management in 2015.. New South Wales agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
South Australian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Adelaide on April 1 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Guest speakers include Mick Faulkner, from Agrilink Agricultural Consultants; Neil Fettell from Central West Farming Systems; CSIRO Climate Applications scientist Steve Crimp; Ben Biddulph from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia; Tim March from the University of Adelaide; and Andrew Skinner from MEA, which designs and manufactures environmental monitoring systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Victorian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Horsham on March 31 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In Western Australia, late but steady rain turned a frightening start into a bumper season, particularly for wheat and canola... The above photograph by Evan Collis was taken on the 4000-hectare Dowerin property of Andrew Todd, who says 2013 began with the driest start on record for his area 170 kilometres north-east of Perth... In terms of lessons to take into 2014, Andrew says the season proved once again that "time of sowing is king"...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Canola crops that fail due to drought, frost, poor pod set or low grain set can be cut as silage or hay... Markets for canola hay can be unstable... Before cutting a failed canola crop for hay or silage, the withholding period (WHP) and approval for use on forage crops must be checked on the labels of all chemicals used on the crop...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
I joined the GRDC southern panel mainly to find out more about what GRDC does and how they do business and I have been involved in some of the work they have done... I also wanted to find out more about the investments being made by GRDC on behalf of growers," he says... Climate variability is one such issue, and he wants to see farm management practice evolve to adapt with changing climate conditions that are increasingly impacting on cropping profitability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
` The aim is to do this across all rainfall zones (high, medium and low), using both major cereal grains grown in WA (wheat and barley).The accepted definition of canopy management is 'managing the green surface area of the crop canopy in order to optimise profitability'... To date in WA, there has been some canopy management work undertaken in the high rainfall zones, but there has been no research done in the medium to low rainfall zones... ConsultAg wish to undertake a 3 year research project to validate, and if worthy, integrate the principles of canopy management into the Western Australian cropping system...
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