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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will increase water use efficiency in mixed crop/livestock systems on 433 farms while concurrently improving whole farm profitability, sustainability and groundcover... It will - increase water use efficiency ($/mm rainfall) by 10.7% across participating mixed farms - increase regional profitability of $18.0 million ($42,118 per participating farmer) increase through increased stocking rate by better utilisation of feed grown (indicator will be WUE improvements at the whole farm level) and improved crop production through best agronomic practice... GRDC funded research is looking at early sowing strategies to cope with drying Autumns...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will increase water use efficiency in mixed crop/livestock systems on 433 farms while concurrently improving whole farm profitability, sustainability and groundcover... It will - increase water use efficiency ($/mm rainfall) by 10.7% across participating mixed farms - increase regional profitability of $18.0 million ($42,118 per participating farmer) increase through increased stocking rate by better utilisation of feed grown (indicator will be WUE improvements at the whole farm level) and improved crop production through best agronomic practice... GRDC funded research is looking at early sowing strategies to cope with drying Autumns...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Workshop organiser, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) researcher Dr Kaara Klepper said the workshop equipped growers with simple management strategies to maximise crops' nutrient recovery while minimising losses in low CEC soils... "The workshop was a resounding success primarily because we looked at nutrition across the farming system, including in cane, and fertiliser application strategies growers can adopt to maximise nutrient recovery by all crops while minimising costly losses," Dr Klepper said... Dr Klepper said the majority of growers who attended the workshop indicated that they would undertake more regular soil testing to assess and adjust nutrient levels, give greater consideration to the soil retention of nutrients through and between crop cycles and rotations, and review their long term fertiliser program according to soil type, nutritional needs and yield projections...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Workshop organiser, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) researcher Dr Kaara Klepper said the workshop equipped growers with simple management strategies to maximise crops' nutrient recovery while minimising losses in low CEC soils... "The workshop was a resounding success primarily because we looked at nutrition across the farming system, including in cane, and fertiliser application strategies growers can adopt to maximise nutrient recovery by all crops while minimising costly losses," Dr Klepper said... Dr Klepper said the majority of growers who attended the workshop indicated that they would undertake more regular soil testing to assess and adjust nutrient levels, give greater consideration to the soil retention of nutrients through and between crop cycles and rotations, and review their long term fertiliser program according to soil type, nutritional needs and yield projections...
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