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Catalogue: GRDC Media
In some areas, growers have received more than 200mm since January and a few have capitalised on this moisture by sowing crops from the beginning of April... In response to this year's seasonal conditions, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is funding new trials to test the validity of sowing crops very early to take advantage of higher than average rainfall at the start of the year... The trials, focusing on a range of varieties, will test the validity of sowing crops early to take advantage of higher than average summer and autumn rainfall in this region...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
In some areas, growers have received more than 200mm since January and a few have capitalised on this moisture by sowing crops from the beginning of April... In response to this year's seasonal conditions, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is funding new trials to test the validity of sowing crops very early to take advantage of higher than average rainfall at the start of the year... The trials, focusing on a range of varieties, will test the validity of sowing crops early to take advantage of higher than average summer and autumn rainfall in this region...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Deep placement of manure into sodic clay subsoils is showing yield benefits six years after treatment.. "We've learnt a lot by digging holes to look at the subsoil and in large parts of the HRZ we've found dense sodic clay subsoils packed so tightly there is little space for air or water movement," Ms Paridaen says... In 2009, with GRDC support, the trials were extended to other locations in Victoria and the best responses were measured after incorporation of 20t/ha of poultry manure...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Deep placement of manure into sodic clay subsoils is showing yield benefits six years after treatment.. "We've learnt a lot by digging holes to look at the subsoil and in large parts of the HRZ we've found dense sodic clay subsoils packed so tightly there is little space for air or water movement," Ms Paridaen says... In 2009, with GRDC support, the trials were extended to other locations in Victoria and the best responses were measured after incorporation of 20t/ha of poultry manure...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
In seasons with good moisture profiles at sowing, high yielding lines such as EGA Gregory and Suntop perform relatively well across all sowing dates, favouring plantings from early to mid-May... Other new varieties including LongReach Dart , LongReach Gauntlet and LongReach Impala may fill particular specific niches in the northern grains region... Several of the trials are being assessed for the effect of crown rot to determine if this disease was involved in yield differences...
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