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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The aim of the project was to investigate opportunities to improve the profitability and water use efficiency (WUE) of irrigated cropping... The outcomes from the project were to deliver real economic benefits to the Australian grains industry from field trial demonstrations and the publication of the best management practice guide... The aim of the project was to demonstrate high annual production yields being consistently achieved in an irrigated farming system...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Stewart Hamilton, pictured with his workmate Wal, looks to the family's hay enterprise for weed control... Stewart Hamilton says that growing hay - field peas, ryegrass and oats - as a break crop in sequence with their grain crops has allowed them to eliminate almost all weeds from infested paddocks, lifting whole-farm productivity and profitability... Stewart says that using this approach when faced with a dry start to the season has improved germination in their hay crops, which, apart from boosting hay yields, has also helped to further smother weed competition...
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Stewart Hamilton, pictured with his workmate Wal, looks to the family's hay enterprise for weed control... Stewart Hamilton says that growing hay - field peas, ryegrass and oats - as a break crop in sequence with their grain crops has allowed them to eliminate almost all weeds from infested paddocks, lifting whole-farm productivity and profitability... Stewart says that using this approach when faced with a dry start to the season has improved germination in their hay crops, which, apart from boosting hay yields, has also helped to further smother weed competition...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Despite the poor production season last year, oaten hay: Continues to provide valuable control of ryegrass... Japan remains the dominant buyer of hay for dairy and beef herds China and the UAE are now competitive buyers of lucerne and oaten hay... Despite the poor quality and prices received from the wet harvest of 2011, hay production has been a profitable crop in WA over the long term as seen by these actual yield and prices modelled for wheat and oaten hay grown at Brookton...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Bespoke machinery tailored to individual farms.. For Victorian grower Stewart Hamilton, a seeder demonstration day that his family recently hosted has highlighted the increasing focus on machinery adaptation matched to individual farming systems... The Horwood Bagshaw seeder draws on about 20 per_cent less horsepower compared with their previous seeder...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Bespoke machinery tailored to individual farms.. For Victorian grower Stewart Hamilton, a seeder demonstration day that his family recently hosted has highlighted the increasing focus on machinery adaptation matched to individual farming systems... The Horwood Bagshaw seeder draws on about 20 per_cent less horsepower compared with their previous seeder...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The long-term commitment to hay production has seen five generations of Schusters progress from sheaves to conventional bales to round bales to large square bales, which are processed into compact conventional bales... The hay enterprise occupies 25 per cent of the family's total cropping area and provides a third of the farm's overall income... IMAGE CAPTION: (Top image): Gavin (left) and Corbin Schuster has tripled the productivity of their hay enterprise using a rebaling machine inside a shed on their farm at Freeling, SA. Photo: Clarisa Collis IMAGE CAPTION: (Bottom image) Leighton Schuster created a model of the family's new 'Ezybale' system as part of a school project...
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