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John piper and his family use a 60-tonne Kotzur drying silo to enable them to harvest over-moisture grain and dry it to end-user specifications... When showers of rain started in March - which went on to total 134 millimetres for the month - the Pipers' elected to harvest what was left of their sorghum at 15 per_cent moisture and hold it under aeration cooling until the grain could be blended or dried... For the 2010-11 winter harvest, John says having the capacity to hold a portion of their wheat under aeration cooling for sale at a later date was beneficial as some wheat and barley crops within the district were penalised heavily due to the suspected presence of fusarium head blight and white grain disorder. "..
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John piper and his family use a 60-tonne Kotzur drying silo to enable them to harvest over-moisture grain and dry it to end-user specifications... When showers of rain started in March - which went on to total 134 millimetres for the month - the Pipers' elected to harvest what was left of their sorghum at 15 per_cent moisture and hold it under aeration cooling until the grain could be blended or dried... For the 2010-11 winter harvest, John says having the capacity to hold a portion of their wheat under aeration cooling for sale at a later date was beneficial as some wheat and barley crops within the district were penalised heavily due to the suspected presence of fusarium head blight and white grain disorder. "..
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"I have always been a fan of the GRDC and the work they fund so when I was approached to be a part of the inaugural RCSN I jumped at the chance," John says... "The RCSNs have a great mix of people involved including growers, scientists and researchers, agronomists and advisers," he says... "We have the sort of people who solve problems and share their knowledge with their peers," he says...
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Growers move quickly on new HRZ barley potential.. John Nelson, who farms with his sons Brad and Nick, says they planted half of their 380 hectares of barley to Westminster in 2012, encouraged by their agronomist and their local grower co-operative Southern, Quality Produce (SQP)... Owners: John and Moira Nelson, sons Brad and Nick Nelson Location: Cressy, Victoria Farm size: 1200 hectares, plus 1000ha leased Rainfall: 530 millimetres Soil types: medium brown loam to heavier black soils Soil pH: 6 Crops grown: wheat, barley, canola, field peas, oats Livestock: 2500 to 2700 sheep..
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By joining their businesses and applying a set of governing principles, Loxton growers John Gladigau and Robin Schaefer have gone from farming 4000 to 9000 hectares.. I knew I wanted a structure that would enable the integrity and heritage of the family farm to be maintained, while at the same time implementing efficient and profitable business practices," John says... Robin and John believe the future is in larger farms, and collaborative agreements offer opportunities for expansion without losing the integrity of the family's assets...
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Collaboration brings corporate performance to family farming.. I knew I wanted a structure that would enable the integrity and heritage of the family farm to be maintained, while at the same time implementing efficient and profitable business practices," John says... Robin and John believe the future is in larger farms, and collaborative agreements offer opportunities for expansion without losing the integrity of the family's assets...
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Provided the crop is harvested on time and the header set up correctly, direct heading allows for maximum yields, but no more than a well-timed windrowing... "I'm getting more capacity out of the header in direct heading because I don't need to take as much residue and put it through the header as when I was windrowing," Tom says... "While windrowing canola is still the mainstay harvesting method for most, it has a lot of advantages, but if you own your own header and have a nice, even crop, direct harvesting is an acceptable alternative," Mr Street says...
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I joined the GRDC southern panel mainly to find out more about what GRDC does and how they do business and I have been involved in some of the work they have done... I also wanted to find out more about the investments being made by GRDC on behalf of growers," he says... Climate variability is one such issue, and he wants to see farm management practice evolve to adapt with changing climate conditions that are increasingly impacting on cropping profitability...
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I joined the GRDC southern panel mainly to find out more about what GRDC does and how they do business and I have been involved in some of the work they have done... I also wanted to find out more about the investments being made by GRDC on behalf of growers," he says... Climate variability is one such issue, and he wants to see farm management practice evolve to adapt with changing climate conditions that are increasingly impacting on cropping profitability...
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Brendan (left) and John Pattison grew PBA RanaA faba beans for the first time in 2014 on their Marrar, New South Wales, farm... John Pattison is keen to expand the area sown to faba beans this year after growing the crop for the first time last year on his family's Marrar, New South Wales, farm... Soil moisture was excellent so the faba beans were inoculated at a heavy rate and planted 45 millimetres deep at 120 kilograms/ha across 36ha on 22 April...
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