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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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"We used to have raised beds on 1.8-metre centres with a syphon down every furrow," Dallas says. ".. Dallas says other benefits include thorough irrigation of the centre of the bed, which was hard to achieve with syphons, and reduced labour because syphons do not need to be handled... Dallas says the system also gives more flexibility to rotate crops, depending on the season...
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