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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
State of Western Australia, 2004 Agribusiness Crop Updates 2004 CONTENTS Page 2003 PULSE INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS .................................................................................... 1.. Previous research conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia established that blackspot of field pea (Mycosphaerella pinodes) is producing windborne ascospores through out the season... Eighty nine different grain legume lines; 22 desi chickpea, nine kabuli chickpea, 10 faba bean, 15 lentil, seven lupin and 26 field pea were evaluated under irrigated conditions at Medina Research Station in 2003...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Dry or "early" seeding of wheat, when undertaken at appropriate times and seasons, should yield a modest additional profit... The economic outcomes are computed in a particular hypothetical case, and summarised using Prospect Theory... Taking account of prior summer rain, a criterion level of moisture after 31 March which constitutes the break has been computed for all years from 1976 onwards...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Forecasts made at this time of year have varying degrees of skill and we advise users to consult the seasonal forecasts as they are updated monthly and the skill improves closer to the season... Verification of the 2011 SSF forecasts In terms of the 2011 seasonal forecasts the SSF gave a drier outlook to that which generally eventuated early in the season, but successfully forecast a wetter outlook for spring which assisted farmers with fertiliser decisions mid-year... AIMS The aim of this paper is to review the main climate indicators in 2011, and what is shaping in 2012...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Forecasts updated monthly on the web: http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/forecast.. MJJ outlook made in April.. Forecasts made in April..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
As Nick Gillett gets ready for the 2015 winter cereal season the shadows of previous seasons cross his mind, particularly those of the past decade - which included some of the driest seasons on record... The seeding regime is changing: the aim now being to get the crop in and maturing to beat moisture stress... For example, in an average season, wheat germinating and emerging by mid-May can yield two to three tonnes a hectare, compared with well below 1t/ha for crops emerging in late June or early July...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
For the fourth year, Ground Cover begins the winter cereals season with its series featuring the experiences of six grain growers from across Australia... Cropping of canola, barley, oats and lucerne has increased over recent years to comprise about half their farmed land, with 3400 Merino ewes run on the balance [Photo (left): Brad Wooldridge].. Long-term goals: To keep increasing our capital at seven per_cent per_annum to get better economies of scale; to increase carbon storage by planting trees and native grasses on land we cannot use; to set up the property to run without me so that we can purchase and build up another property in a different climate and spread our risk and give us another challenge...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
This year's good early rains, followed by a mid-late autumn and early winter drought in many areas will impact on the expression of crop nutrient deficiencies at different stages of the growing season, highlighting the need for careful monitoring, diagnosis and treatment... Prof Bell says the trial results highlight the importance of testing to a depth of 30cm when soils are at levels considered to be K deficient for cereals to improve predictions of crop response from adding K... Results from the research were presented at recent K seminars held in Northam, Katanning and Albany, supported by GRDC and the Belgium-based Sulfate of Potash Information Board...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
This year's good early rains, followed by a mid-late autumn and early winter drought in many areas will impact on the expression of crop nutrient deficiencies at different stages of the growing season, highlighting the need for careful monitoring, diagnosis and treatment... Prof Bell says the trial results highlight the importance of testing to a depth of 30cm when soils are at levels considered to be K deficient for cereals to improve predictions of crop response from adding K... Results from the research were presented at recent K seminars held in Northam, Katanning and Albany, supported by GRDC and the Belgium-based Sulfate of Potash Information Board...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
WA growers adapt to changing rainfall patterns.. Dr Stephens says earlier sowing has benefits for crops, as they experience lower evaporative demand through the growing season and appear to be less affected by declining rain in October and increasing spring temperatures... During the growing season, Dr Stephens says changing climate will also require adaptation of input strategies and changes to crop disease and pest risks, especially with more summer rain creating 'green bridges'...
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