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Profit lift built on climate challenge.. "Farmers are time-poor, so I'd like to investigate the best combination of technology, media, social and scientific means that can be employed to best disseminate this valuable information, and research what role grower groups can play," Chris says... "We can't make it rain and we can't rely on prices to always be high, so the answer must lie in making the most of available R&D and ensuring we get the best outcome we can from available moisture," Bob says...
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" Over The Fence West: Cost focus keeps profits up in drying climate 14 July 2014 Strict attention to detail in managing farm costs is ensuring Kalannie farmer Bob Nixon is maintaining profitability in the face of increasing seasonal variability... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Drought inspires a cropping paradigm shift.. "The landscape was showing us just how fragile it was and we realised then that the conventional approach to cropping was not sustainable... Brady says that up to the time he and Erin took over the daily management from his father, Ray, the property comprised 75 per cent cropping (wheat, lupins and barley) and the balance was devoted to Merinos...
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Problem soil becomes a surprise bonus.. There is increasing focus on removing physical and chemical soil constraints to productivity across the Western Australian wheatbelt as growers strive for more profitable crops with less and less rainfall... "We've increased yields by 600 to 700 kilograms a hectare by incorporating the lime into some paddocks and I think about half of this yield has come from the improved pH and the other half from the plough effect," Bob says...
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