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Early sowing of mid and longer maturing wheats can boost whole farm profits.. CSIRO Agriculture's Dr James Hunt says APSIM modeling indicates that - even with WA's Mediterranean climate - sowing opportunities in this State occur often enough so that adoption of longer maturing varieties for earlier planting has potential to increase whole farm wheat yields, particularly in medium and high rainfall zones... Dr Hunt says using a variety such as Whistler to bring sowing dates forward would allow growers to take advantage of early planting opportunities across a broad window from late March to early May and its stable flowering date would reduce frost risk...
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Scientists working on the National Water Use Efficiency (WUE) Initiative have compiled a package of best management practices that growers can adopt to increase grain productivity... Effective summer weed control saves water and soil nitrogen and facilitates early sowing.. Slow-maturing spring wheats sown in mid-April provide a significant whole-farm benefit..
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A young scientist who has been highly influential in driving improvements in the productivity and sustainability of mixed farming systems throughout Australia has been officially recognised for his efforts and achievements in communicating the outcomes of research... The Seed of Light award was presented to Dr Hunt at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Adelaide this week... In 2009, Dr Hunt moved to CSIRO Agriculture in Canberra where his primary role was co-ordinator of the GRDC's five-year $17.5 million National Water Use Efficiency Initiative, providing scientific advice to 16 regional agronomic research teams investigating new agronomic innovations to improve productivity and water use efficiency of mixed farming systems in Australia...
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A young scientist who has been highly influential in driving improvements in the productivity and sustainability of mixed farming systems throughout Australia has been officially recognised for his efforts and achievements in communicating the outcomes of research... The Seed of Light award was presented to Dr Hunt at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Adelaide this week... In 2009, Dr Hunt moved to CSIRO Agriculture in Canberra where his primary role was co-ordinator of the GRDC's five-year $17.5 million National Water Use Efficiency Initiative, providing scientific advice to 16 regional agronomic research teams investigating new agronomic innovations to improve productivity and water use efficiency of mixed farming systems in Australia...
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Growers in southern NSW are used to dealing with frost at flowering in spring, and switching to slow maturing cultivars when sowing early is essential to avoid flowering frost damage... "To put 2014 into perspective, early sowing of slow maturing cultivars in southern NSW did not work as well as it has in previous years, but it wasn't terrible and this was the first year for a very long time where sowing early wasn't by far the most profitable thing to do," Dr Hunt said... "We have to learn what we can from 2014 in order to manage these risks into the future."..
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Growers in southern NSW are used to dealing with frost at flowering in spring, and switching to slow maturing cultivars when sowing early is essential to avoid flowering frost damage... "To put 2014 into perspective, early sowing of slow maturing cultivars in southern NSW did not work as well as it has in previous years, but it wasn't terrible and this was the first year for a very long time where sowing early wasn't by far the most profitable thing to do," Dr Hunt said... "We have to learn what we can from 2014 in order to manage these risks into the future."..
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Early sowing pay-off rests on variety choice.. Whistler shows promise for early sowing at Doodlakine and Wickepin, WA.. EGA Wedgetail performed well sown early at Quambatook, Victoria..
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Early sowing pay-off rests on variety choice.. Whistler shows promise for early sowing at Doodlakine and Wickepin, WA.. " because of the poor adaptation of EGA Wedgetail to SA, even if sown in early to mid-April it is unlikely to yield as well as Mace when Mace is sown in its optimal window," he says...
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CSIRO Agriculture's Dr James Hunt says APSIM modeling indicates that - even with WA's Mediterranean climate - sowing opportunities in this State occur often enough so that adoption of longer maturing varieties for earlier planting has potential to increase whole farm wheat yields, particularly in medium and high rainfall zones... The trials will be repeated this year and the aim is to assess whether long maturing varieties sown early in the year can yield as well as - or better than - short maturing varieties (such as Mace ) when these are sown in their optimal window in WA environments... Dr Hunt says using a variety such as Whistler to bring sowing dates forward would allow growers to take advantage of early planting opportunities across a broad window from late March to early May and its stable flowering date would reduce frost risk...
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Close eye on research lifts WUE and saves the sheep.. Derek Ingold has adopted a range of practices, including buying a disc seeder, to improve water infiltration on his family's 2400-hectare property near Dirnaseer in southern New South Wales... Derek and Alexander Ingold have implemented a package of practices to maximise water and nitrogen availability on their farm near Dirnaseer, 75 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga in southern NSW...
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