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Cover story: Southern region - Yields encourage Tasmanian cereals coversoutha.. As hosts of Southern Farming Systems trials in Tasmania last year, the Bradley and Chilvers families' farming partnership witnessed some spectacular results... The yields, along with the results from the trials, which were funded by the GRDC's high-rainfall-zone wheat-breeding program, indicate that high-input crops have a promising future in Tasmania, where an increasing proportion of farmland is turning to cereals...
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Versatile nozzles give more spray options.. Selecting the most suitable nozzle size and type, and using rate-control functions, such as the minimum hold for pressure, speed or volume, can help reduce these problems," he says... With banded and shielded spraying becoming more popular, growers may need formulas to calculate application rates and select the most appropriate nozzle size and pressure," he says. "..
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Versatile nozzles give more spray options.. Selecting the most suitable nozzle size and type, and using rate-control functions, such as the minimum hold for pressure, speed or volume, can help reduce these problems," he says... With banded and shielded spraying becoming more popular, growers may need formulas to calculate application rates and select the most appropriate nozzle size and pressure," he says. "..
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Plant breeding companies around the world are working to lift the yields and imbue crops, particularly cereals, with more environmentally robust traits, but scientists say it is a long, slow, process... "We've targeted these kind of traits in crops like corn and we hope to work on them in wheat but they take decades to develop," he said... Mr Gardner said that in wheat, Monsanto was working to develop technologies that would help increase yields and improve nitrogen use efficiency...
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Mr Harvey says the trip was part of the GRDC's efforts to keep the Australian industry abreast of what overseas competitors are doing, and seeking out information that could benefit the Australian industry... Mr Harvey says the focus was clearly on the well-developed research pipelines that now exist for corn and soybeans, but not for wheat... For example, Monsanto said it aims to double yields of corn, soybeans, canola and cotton by 2030 and there is now wide adoption of these crops by farmers...
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Australian Summer Grains Conference chair Maree Crawford highlighted the gender gap in the national grains industry in her opening address on 8 March, which was International Women's Day... Australian Summer Grains Conference chair Maree Crawford focused delegates on the "invisibility" of women in the Australian grains industry when opening the northern grains conference on International Women's Day this year... "We've got an epidemic of women being under-valued as growers, particularly in Australia," Ms Crawford said...
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