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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Northern research measures dual-purpose profitability.. Overall, grazing cereals and canola add to income flexibility and profitability depending on crop and livestock markets... Research has shown that winter dual-purpose varieties provide the most grazing biomass, with early-sown, long-season cultivars producing enough biomass to support more than 2000 dry sheep equivalent (DSE) days per hectare in both the Tableland and Northern Slopes areas of NSW...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The grain yield of canola was more sensitive to GS 32 dry matter cutting and given the 2-3 fold difference in the value of grain to feed value in canola, grazing at this late stage is likely to reduce gross margins... Dual purpose cutting did not reduce grain yield relative to the grain only yield of any crop type... Generally the Cycocel treatments applied alone at GS 24 and 30 had the greatest increases on yield...
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Dual-purpose crops can provide flexibility in sowing time, forage at a key time of the year and in some cases can increase returns from crops... Our research has shown that defoliation of crops can slow early water use (see Fig 4) compared to undefoliated crops... We believe the high yield penalties occurred because the crop had insufficient time to achieve adequate biomass at flowering in order to fully recover grain yield ; this is particularly an issue in the northern region where crops develop very quickly...
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New pulse varieties with improvements in adaptation to low rainfall environments are now available BUT sound crop and paddock selection along with correct and timely agronomic management practices are still essential to reduce production risks... It is important that growers follow standard pulse management guidelines for the crop and variety chosen... Lentil and chickpea growers in particular can benefit from on farm storage as it can assist in attaining the highest price for grain in some seasons and allow crops with poor quality issues (poor colour, wrinkled seed) or contaminants to be harvested quickly and stored until appropriate cleaning and marketing can occur...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grazed crops can beef up farm returns.. Animals take time to adjust to feeding on canola and do best if grazing periods are longer - avoid frequent change.. Top-dress N after grazing to assist yield recovery - assume wheat needs to see 40kg N/ha for every 1 t/ha of yield and canola 80kg N/ha, and adjust topdressing according to existing N and target yield...
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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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Author : Sharon Watt GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Rohan Mott says the Ouyen Grains Research Update will be a timely information session for local grain growers... Opportunities for better grazing management, new pulse crops for dry climates, strategies for disease control and nitrogen input management will be among the topics on the agenda at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update on July 19... Managing profit and risk when investing in fertiliser nitrogen for sandy soils will be the topic of a presentation by Rick Llewellyn from CSIRO, while Jason Brand from Agriculture Victoria will enlighten growers on advances coming through the pulse breeding pipeline as well as the latest information on pulse disease management...
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Campbell Town to host grains research Update.. View the Campbell Town Grains Research Update for further details and to register or contact ORM on 03 5444 4299 or admin@orm.com.au ... Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the Campbell Town grains research Update will offer a valuable opportunity for growers to hear from experts about tools and tactics that can be employed to improve their farming systems..
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Campbell Town to host grains research Update.. View the Campbell Town Grains Research Update for further details and to register or contact ORM on 03 5444 4299 or admin@orm.com.au ... Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the Campbell Town grains research Update will offer a valuable opportunity for growers to hear from experts about tools and tactics that can be employed to improve their farming systems..
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