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It is a simple fact that micronutrients (or trace elements) are only needed by crops and pastures in small amounts, but they play a major part in maximising production... Early identification of what is missing in the paddock is a key part of effective farm management, scientist Dr Nigel Wilhelm says... New research into national micronutrient deficiencies, supported by the GRDC and overseen by Dr Wilhelm's team from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), has been examining tactics for detecting and managing trace-element deficiencies in crops...
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Select the best when saving seed for next years crops.. "Avoiding deficiencies early can help plants fight off the ravages of rhizoctonia and I think that's a real benefit of getting seed that's rich in Mn and Zn," he said. ".. "Another solution is to boost the nutrient levels of seeds in home-grown crops with a very late application of trace elements to the crop, in particular manganese (Mn) and zinc (Zn)."..
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Seeds from crops grown on more fertile soils should also be targeted, according to South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) research leader Dr Nigel Wilhelm, whose research is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... "Avoiding deficiencies early can help plants fight off the ravages of rhizoctonia and I think that's a real benefit of getting seed that's rich in Mn and Zn," he said. ".. "Another solution is to boost the nutrient levels of seeds in home-grown crops with a very late application of trace elements to the crop, in particular manganese (Mn) and zinc (Zn)."..
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Decision making in a dry finish.. Growers will likely get the best outcome from harvesting the crop even if it's going to give a low yield," he said... Growers considering spraying out or cutting paddocks for hay need to consider the history of the crop, including how much rainfall it received early in the season and the extent of any early frost damage, along with weather forecasts in deciding what path to take...
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Growers will likely get the best outcome from harvesting the crop even if it's going to give a low yield," he said... Growers considering spraying out or cutting paddocks for hay need to consider the history of the crop, including how much rainfall it received early in the season and the extent of any early frost damage, along with weather forecasts in deciding what path to take... Both Mr Wooding and Dr Wilhelm agree that unless the plants are dying or dead there is still time for the crops to recover, and a rain in the coming weeks will significantly improve the potential grain yield for many growers...
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Winner of the Ag Institute of Australia Fellowship Award is SARDI research leader Dr Nigel Wilhelm... The Ag Institute Australia has awarded two Fellowship Awards to grains researchers Dr Nigel Wilhelm and Martin Collett... Dr Wilhelm has spent his career working for the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), while Mr Collett has worked in the private sector with Agrisearch Services...
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Growers can give themselves a head start for next season by adhering to some basic practices when it comes to retaining seed from this year's harvest... For growers with varying soil types across their farm, he said the seeds they keep for next year need to come from crops that were grown on more fertile soils... "Seed dressing would mean the retained seed would end up with a richer supply of nutrients for germinating seed, but the late spray is something that growers can get out of the way early and not worry about the following year - the seed is treated and can be stored easily," Dr Wilhelm said...
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Growers can give themselves a head start for next season by adhering to some basic practices when it comes to retaining seed from this year's harvest... For growers with varying soil types across their farm, he said the seeds they keep for next year need to come from crops that were grown on more fertile soils... "Seed dressing would mean the retained seed would end up with a richer supply of nutrients for germinating seed, but the late spray is something that growers can get out of the way early and not worry about the following year - the seed is treated and can be stored easily," Dr Wilhelm said...
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