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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Collins family has taken a conservative approach to farming in Western Australia's wheatbelt, and for good reason... Fifth-generation growers Jay (31), Brad (30) and Travis (24) have progressively returned home to farm with their parents Garry and Debbie, armed respectively with agribusiness and diesel mechanic qualifications... "In the 10 years I've been home, we've had falls as low as 100mm and as high as 330mm in the growing season," Jay says. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Collins family has taken a conservative approach to farming in Western Australia's wheatbelt, and for good reason... Fifth-generation growers Jay (31), Brad (30) and Travis (24) have progressively returned home to farm with their parents Garry and Debbie, armed respectively with agribusiness and diesel mechanic qualifications... "In the 10 years I've been home, we've had falls as low as 100mm and as high as 330mm in the growing season," Jay says. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A recent visitor survey showed that more than half had been to Hart between six and 10 times, and nearly one quarter had travelled more than 200 kilometres, including from as far afield as Pakistan, WA and Victoria... Over the years Hart has secured research funding and support from bodies including the GRDC, the SA Grains Industry Trust, the National Landcare Program and SARDI, to run trials on practices ranging from weed control and seeding systems to tree planting and degradable plastic to improve moisture retention... Mr Price, who has been on the Hart Field Group committee for eight years, says a huge part of Hart's strength is its people: "The dedication of farmers, researchers and agronomists, and partner organisations, sponsors and supporters makes Hart happen."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The paper firstly reviews how land values have increased over the last 20 years and the rate at which they have increased... At any one location, the difference between a good quality soil and a poor quality soil could, through its effect on yield, cut $WUE in half (from say $160/ha/100mm to $80/ha/100mm), and this difference translates to a reduction in land value of $1,280/ha ($16/ha for each unit loss in $WUE, table 1)... The combination of yield increase (600kg/ha over 20 years) and price increase ($76/t) has typically added $80/ha/100mm to $WUE. Given that each unit gain in $WUE adds $16/ha to land price (table 1), the $80 gain in $WUE contributes to a $1,280 gain ($80/ha/100mm by 16) in land price...
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