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Project leader Mark Seymour, of DAFWA, said last year's canola plant density trials showed that canola establishment can fluctuate very widely - from 30 to 80 per cent - with changes in soil moisture, soil temperature and variety... Mark said a density of 20-30 plants/m 2 was adequate for most varieties at most trial sites to achieve good establishment, ensure robust weed competition and produce yields of about 0.8-2 tonnes/ha... Mark said the trials showed optimal plant density for canola in low and medium rainfall zones tended to vary with variety and herbicide tolerance production system...
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Matt Curtis in a paddock he sowed to Wedgetail in January 2015 to try and get some cover on a sand hill... Matt first sowed Wedgetail in March 2011 on the back of 500 millimetres of summer rain - an extraordinary event - and some encouragement from Mallee Sustainable Farming agronomist Michael Moodie... Matt has already sown about 20ha Wedgetail this year to cover up a sand hill, but he will terminate it in autumn and sow the paddock to vetch...
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Early sowing delivers benefits in LRZ.. Matt Curtis in a paddock he sowed to Wedgetail in January 2015 to try and get some cover on a sand hill... Matt first sowed Wedgetail in March 2011 on the back of 500 millimetres of summer rain - an extraordinary event - and some encouragement from Mallee Sustainable Farming agronomist Michael Moodie...
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Caption: GRDC western panellist Gemma Walker says GRDC-funded research into identifying and developing canola varieties and management tactics to maximise yields across WA is continuing this year by CSIRO and DAFWA... Caption: At most DAFWA-GRDC trial sites in WA's eastern grainbelt, delaying nitrogen application until eight or 12 weeks after sowing (near to flowering) or splitting applications produced similar yield results to earlier times of N application... According to Mr Seymour, at most sites over the two years, delaying N application until eight or 12 weeks after sowing (close to flowering time) or splitting applications produced similar yield results to earlier times of N application...
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Caption: GRDC western panellist Gemma Walker says GRDC-funded research into identifying and developing canola varieties and management tactics to maximise yields across WA is continuing this year by CSIRO and DAFWA... Caption: At most DAFWA-GRDC trial sites in WA's eastern grainbelt, delaying nitrogen application until eight or 12 weeks after sowing (near to flowering) or splitting applications produced similar yield results to earlier times of N application... According to Mr Seymour, at most sites over the two years, delaying N application until eight or 12 weeks after sowing (close to flowering time) or splitting applications produced similar yield results to earlier times of N application...
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At a combined meeting of the RCSNs in 2014 were GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Susan Findlay Tickner (left) of Horsham (Victoria); low rainfall zone RCSN member Barry Mudge, Port Germein (SA); and Jen Lillecrapp of Struan (SA), who is a co-facilitator for both the HRZ and MRZ networks... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced new appointments to its southern Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs)... Two growers and a research agronomist have joined the RCSNs which help to inform investment in grains research, development and extension (RD&E) to address the priority issues and opportunities that affect crop production and profitability in the southern region (Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and central west and southern New South Wales)...
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The continuing spread of herbicide resistance in weeds and the threat this poses to farming systems in the southern cropping region is the most widely significant issue confronting grain growers... Panel members have just returned from a week-long tour of parts of the southern cropping region where the development of herbicide resistance in rye, barley and brome grasses and broadleaf weeds such as wild radish was underlined as a critical issue... The medium rainfall zone tour involved visits to Pinery, Balaklava, Hart, Clare, Tarlee, Roseworthy, Turretfield, Keith, Sherwood and Bordertown in SA, and Gerang Gerung, Horsham and Longerenong in Victoria...
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