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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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Terraced irrigation delivers time and money savings.. Campbell Dalton is switching to a new irrigation system for maize and rice to improve labour efficiency on his family's mixed farm in south-west New South Wales... Campbell - who farms with his mother Helen and father Nayce near Yenda, east of Griffith in the Riverina region - says each bay is irrigated by backing-up water behind a closed check gate in the bankless channel, causing water to spill into the adjacent bay and travel along furrows that run perpendicular to the bankless channel...
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Queensland growers Wade and Sally Bidstrup have been pushing the boundaries of mainstay cropping with a novel approach to growing maize in a non-traditional area on the western Darling Downs... "Seed is the main expense in growing maize, so the saving on seed has made maize as cost competitive as sorghum as a mainstay summer crop," Wade says... Establishing maize as a break crop has provided an overall decrease in pressure from diseases and pests across their cropping program, Wade says...
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Queensland growers Wade and Sally Bidstrup have been pushing the boundaries of mainstay cropping with a novel approach to growing maize in a non-traditional area on the western Darling Downs... "Seed is the main expense in growing maize, so the saving on seed has made maize as cost competitive as sorghum as a mainstay summer crop," Wade says... Establishing maize as a break crop has provided an overall decrease in pressure from diseases and pests across their cropping program, Wade says...
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