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dry seeding profit gain

Catalogue: Ground Cover
A crop simulation study shows that dry seeding on light soils in a low-rainfall area of Western Australia can, over time, measurably increase yields and profits... Researchers from CSIRO, the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) and Planfarm say that despite the positive findings, growers need to remain aware of the risks of dry seeding, which include crop failure, inadequate weed control and wind erosion... CSIRO researcher Michael Robertson says the study found that dry seeding up to 50 per_cent of a 3000ha wheat program at Mullewa produced (in 80 per_cent of seasons) wheat yields 0.1 to 0.3 tonnes a hectare better than those achieved from waiting to seed in wet conditions...
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