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Irrigated maize builds business resilience.. Fourth-generation grain grower Campbell Dalton introduced irrigated maize to his family's mixed-farming system to help build business resilience... While rice is an excellent earner, Campbell says maize grown in a row-crop arrangement on his family's farm near Yenda, east of Griffith in south-west New South Wales, has a lower water requirement (9.5 megalitres per hectare for maize versus 11ML/ha for rice)...
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Opportunistic 'relay cropping' could be a new transformational practice able to squeeze two crops into a single season.. Australia's northern grain-growing region has a predominantly summer rainfall pattern that imposes constraints on existing cropping systems, but also provides opportunities to maximise the use of available resources such as rainfall, sunlight, temperature and soil nutrients... If a mungbean crop is relay-planted into the maize at maturity there would be a 43 per_cent chance that the crop would receive more than 250 millimetres of rain between December and March (as shown in Figure 2b [bottom]) and thereby yield an additional crop in nearly every second year...
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Terraced irrigation delivers time and money savings.. Campbell Dalton is switching to a new irrigation system for maize and rice to improve labour efficiency on his family's mixed farm in south-west New South Wales... Campbell - who farms with his mother Helen and father Nayce near Yenda, east of Griffith in the Riverina region - says each bay is irrigated by backing-up water behind a closed check gate in the bankless channel, causing water to spill into the adjacent bay and travel along furrows that run perpendicular to the bankless channel...
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Downforce drives lift in seeding.. Victorian grower Steve Lanyon (right) and his employee, Johnny Hamilton, are using seeding technology developed in the US to monitor and improve the precision of seed placement... Steve and his father, Trevor, say they have already recouped their expenditure on the technology after using it in the previous season to monitor and improve seeding accuracy on their 3500-hectare property in north-central Victoria, 10 kilometres west of Boort...
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Downforce drives lift in seeding.. Victorian grower Steve Lanyon (right) and his employee, Johnny Hamilton, are using seeding technology developed in the US to monitor and improve the precision of seed placement... Steve and his father, Trevor, say they have already recouped their expenditure on the technology after using it in the previous season to monitor and improve seeding accuracy on their 3500-hectare property in north-central Victoria, 10 kilometres west of Boort...
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Big decisions reshaping the cotton landscape.. Mr Crosby found that 12 tonnes a hectare of irrigated maize had the same gross margins as 10 bales/ha of cotton, and twice the area of maize compared with cotton could be watered using the same bore pumping capacity - meaning a lot more product per irrigation season... Cotton the profit choice, wheat the fall-back By Kellie Penfold Gross margin analysis shows cotton still easily returns the highest profit per megalitre, when water is not an issue A gross margin analysis of irrigated cotton compared with irrigated winter wheat based on the 2008 returns has found that, on a per megalitre basis, cotton is still more profitable...
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