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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The importance of protecting remnant vegetation is now enshrined in land clearing regulation and there is also a growing recognition that native vegetation can support ecosystem services that provide benefits to agricultural production... The projected movement of high intensity cropping into new bio-regions in the HRZ is likely to challenge valuable biodiversity assets that currently exist in these areas... Finally approaches for integrating cropping into the HRZ that maximise biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service benefits will be developed...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The importance of protecting remnant vegetation is now enshrined in land clearing regulation and there is also a growing recognition that native vegetation can support ecosystem services that provide benefits to agricultural production... The projected movement of high intensity cropping into new bio-regions in the HRZ is likely to challenge valuable biodiversity assets that currently exist in these areas... Finally approaches for integrating cropping into the HRZ that maximise biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service benefits will be developed...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The twenty drivers of the future of the industry that were identi ed by the participants at the workshop are listed below (in no particular order)... Importance Regional Scenarios for Australian Grain Farms page 25.. The participants who developed the scenario for this quadrant were faced with conceiving what the industry would be like in a situation where international and domestic policies are generally unfavourable to the grains industry, opportunities for differentiated product and new end markets are limited, but the level of innovation is high, input costs are moderate and grain production Regional Scenarios for Australian Grain Farms page 31..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC Western Panel deputy chair Dr Mike Ewing says the GRDC recognises the importance of generating this information for lower-rainfall areas... "There is growing interest in expanding oat production in these lower-rainfall areas to diversify rotations and help manage seasonal rainfall variation, declining grain prices, higher input costs, frost risk in susceptible paddocks and increasing weed burdens," he says... Dr Malik says the rates will be tested in combination with nitrogen application in the eastern wheatbelt trials this year...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Each year, Ground Cover follows a group of growers from across Australia as they manage the winter cropping season... With their sons Joey and Troy, and daughter-in-law Zoe , they crop canola, wheat, barley and lupins... With Rob's semi-retired parents Frank and Prue , they crop wheat, barley, canola, faba beans, poppies, triticale and lucerne hay, and grow canola, clover, ryegrass and canary grass as seed crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Coolah Grains Research Update Soils, salinity and the future!.. In summary controlled traffic and conservation tillage will assist in protecting the surface of the soil and will maximise the activity of soil animals, increasing the infiltration and the water holding capacity of the soil... Grains Research Update - Coolah August 2002 any person acting or relying on any data, information, opinion or advice expressed or implied in this document...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Coolah Grains Research Update Soils, salinity and the future!.. In summary controlled traffic and conservation tillage will assist in protecting the surface of the soil and will maximise the activity of soil animals, increasing the infiltration and the water holding capacity of the soil... Grains Research Update - Coolah August 2002 any person acting or relying on any data, information, opinion or advice expressed or implied in this document...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
DRYLAND SALINITY The clearing of natural perennial vegetation including native grasses, trees and shrubs and replacement by annual crops and pastures may reduce annual transpiration and increase water stored in the soil profile, resulting in increased risk of deep drainage... DEEP DRAINAGE UNDER VARIOUS VEGETATION SYSTEMS Experiments were established in May 2004 to quantify the water balance and potential deep drainage occurring on two key ground flow systems of the Wimmera catchment of Victoria, southern Australia... Native pasture systems were believed to minimise deep drainage this research demonstrates that the ability of native pasture to survive dry conditions, which prevailed during this experiment, was due to physiological dormancy during periods of water stress rather than a deeper rooting system enabling extraction of moisture from deeper in the profile...
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