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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The paper aims to examine some of the knowledge gained recently from Grain & Graze activities and look at the current issues and future direction that these crops may take - not only within the crop rotation but also the farming system.. In a year such as 2011 summer rains were generally well in excess of crop requirements and our results show little difference in soil moisture levels following summer crops... A recent survey conducted by the author of approx 20 growers and agronomists in south western Victoria, who had been active with alternate break crops over a number of years, highlighted that there are three principle areas of consideration that help determine the appropriate break crop for a given situation..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Winter crops need a good summer weeds kill.. Effective summer fallow weed management provides options for using longer-season crop varieties and allows more of the main season crop to be planted on time - leading to potentially higher average yields across the farm as a whole... Ron says having extra soil moisture in autumn provides him with a wider sowing window and he closely monitors soil water, using capacitance probes, as the season progresses to determine his nitrogen strategies for the year...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Effective summer fallow weed management provides options for using longer-season crop varieties and allows more of the main season crop to be planted on time - leading to potentially higher average yields across the farm as a whole... Soil water that is saved by killing summer weeds is also often stored deep in the profile, where winter crops can access it late in a dry season to maintain grain numbers during the critical period of stem elongation to anthesis... Ron says having extra soil moisture in autumn provides him with a wider sowing window and he closely monitors soil water, using capacitance probes, as the season progresses to determine his nitrogen strategies for the year...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A leading plant pathologist has urged growers to carefully consider how they sequence or rotate consecutive grain crops to minimise plant diseases resulting from the increased use of pulses and summer crops in rotations... Dr Malcolm Ryley from Agri-Science Queensland says summer crops in the northern grain-growing region can harbour fungal diseases that cause major yield losses in subsequent winter crops... "Sorghum crops should not be planted into or near winter cereal stubble likely to be infected with the pathogen," Dr Ryley says...
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