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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Plan early to bridge the feed gap.. Grazing canola crops that have elongated more than 10 centimetres can delay flowering and impact on yield... The crop on the left was cut hard on 6 August when plants were elongated (producing similar effects to late and heavy grazing), resulting in a significant delay in flowering...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
By Nicole Baxter Blackleg risk warnings may become as common as sheep grazier weather alerts if researchers can better understand how blackleg interacts with canola plants damaged by grazing... If we know there could be a shower coming tomorrow that could trigger a release of blackleg spores, we could issue a warning to growers to avoid grazing their canola for two days after the shower to reduce the blackleg risk," she says... 2007 has proved to be an excellent year for blackleg with "plenty of it around", but Dr Sprague is confident that what is a menace this year will place scientists one step closer to giving farmers better tools to mitigate the disease and its effects on harvest returns for years to come...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Producers can increase net returns in dual-purpose crops by up to $500 a hectare and achieve other benefits including weed control through careful grazing management... While producers must obviously weigh up the economics of using dual-purpose crops for their forage or grain value, trial work funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and undertaken by CSIRO Agriculture has identified ways of optimising grain yield and grazing potential... "If producers are grazing beyond stem elongation, they should manage stock to protect developing reproductive structures and leave more residual biomass to avoid a yield penalty," Dr Sprague said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Producers can increase net returns in dual-purpose crops by up to $500 a hectare and achieve other benefits including weed control through careful grazing management... While producers must obviously weigh up the economics of using dual-purpose crops for their forage or grain value, trial work funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and undertaken by CSIRO Agriculture has identified ways of optimising grain yield and grazing potential... "If producers are grazing beyond stem elongation, they should manage stock to protect developing reproductive structures and leave more residual biomass to avoid a yield penalty," Dr Sprague said...
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