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Family power drives season 2015.. New babies and conference travel on top of the usual farming operations have meant a busy start to autumn for this year's growers... With parents Jeff and Tina , uncle and aunt Brent and Jan , cousin Adam and his wife Karina , they crop wheat, barley, canola, lupins and wheaten hay...
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Family power drives season 2015.. New babies and conference travel on top of the usual farming operations have meant a busy start to autumn for this year's growers... With parents Jeff and Tina , uncle and aunt Brent and Jan , cousin Adam and his wife Karina , they crop wheat, barley, canola, lupins and wheaten hay...
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Faba beans pass the low-rainfall test in NSW.. Trials by the NSW Department of Primary Industries have demonstrated that compared with chickpeas, faba beans have the edge when it comes to nitrogen input, herbicide options, weed competition and disease resistance... The Murrays were also drawn to faba beans because they are easier to harvest than chickpeas and offer an opportunity to widen their sowing and harvesting windows, reducing the demand on labour and machinery at peak times...
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Drought tolerance genes to provide spring protection.. The ARC Centre of Plant Energy Biology at Australian National University has identified genes which influence how plants cope under moisture stress... "In years when the rainfall outlook is marginal, or our subsoil moisture is not ideal, having varieties with the ability to tolerate moisture stress will give us a lot more confidence to go ahead and plant."..
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The potential to dramatically increase chickpea yields by up to one tonne per hectare through a simple change in row spacing is set to deliver increased profit margins for Dalby grain grower Glenn Milne... "We were growing chickpeas on 30 inch or roughly 75cm row spacings but because the trial showed there was a significantly higher yield on offer we have already halved our row spacings to 15" (37cm) - all we did was double planted them with our 30" planter to get our 15" row spacing... " Mr Milne owns and leases a total of 600 hectares of highly fertile black soil country on the Jimbour Plain just north of Dalby, growing dryland sorghum, chickpeas, faba beans, mung beans, barley and wheat, as well as some irrigated cotton and corn...
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Undeterred by often punishing seasonal challenges, Jay Murray remains enthusiastic about the business and lifestyle opportunities available as a food and fibre producer in northern New South Wales.. Jay Murray leaning against a stack of hay bales.. 200ha of dryland cotton were written off, leaving him, he hoped, with a 1500-bale harvest from 150ha of irrigated crop...
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Undeterred by often punishing seasonal challenges, Jay Murray remains enthusiastic about the business and lifestyle opportunities available as a food and fibre producer in northern New South Wales.. Jay Murray leaning against a stack of hay bales.. 200ha of dryland cotton were written off, leaving him, he hoped, with a 1500-bale harvest from 150ha of irrigated crop...
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Murray Leach uses a WA-made DE three-barrel rotary seed cleaner for removing ryegrass from wheat... Looking ahead, Murray says his five-to-10 year plan is to build resistance in their cropping program and reduce the amount of frost risk they take each year... "Our longer-term aim is to have a viable farm business to pass on to our son Peter and his wife Megan," Murray says...
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Faba beans pass the low-rainfall test in NSW.. Trials by the NSW Department of Primary Industries have demonstrated that compared with chickpeas, faba beans have the edge when it comes to nitrogen input, herbicide options, weed competition and disease resistance... The Murrays were also drawn to faba beans because they are easier to harvest than chickpeas and offer an opportunity to widen their sowing and harvesting windows, reducing the demand on labour and machinery at peak times...
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