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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Ground Cover continues its series following a group of growers and their management of the winter cereals season... This first instalment for 2012 shows growers across the country are weighing marketing and agronomy considerations as they fine-tune their choice of varieties - By Clarisa Collis.. Long-term goals : Farm expansion and further increasing our 300ha of irrigated area for poppies, wheat and barley...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Six new growers are being profiled this year, offering an insight into the wide range of issues, circumstances, ambitions and management styles at work in the industry... [Photo (left): Justin Bagley] Rainfall: 405 millimetres a year, with 370mm falling in the growing season... Membership of grower group or equivalent: Mick is an executive member of the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) and chairman of the Neridup Soil Conservation Group, although he will be stepping down from these positions this year...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
For the fourth year, Ground Cover begins the winter cereals season with its series featuring the experiences of six grain growers from across Australia... Cropping of canola, barley, oats and lucerne has increased over recent years to comprise about half their farmed land, with 3400 Merino ewes run on the balance [Photo (left): Brad Wooldridge].. Long-term goals: To keep increasing our capital at seven per_cent per_annum to get better economies of scale; to increase carbon storage by planting trees and native grasses on land we cannot use; to set up the property to run without me so that we can purchase and build up another property in a different climate and spread our risk and give us another challenge...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Each year Ground Cover follows a group of growers from across Australia as they manage the unfolding winter cropping season... Boron toxicity in our heavy clay subsoils and climate variability are challenges, and improved water use efficiency and more profitable break crops, such as canola, are opportunities... Yield gains, waterlogging and controlling pests and weeds are challenges, and new varieties and yield mapping are opportunities...
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