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Western Australian grain growers are encouraged to remain vigilant in monitoring crops for signs of mice during seeding and the growing season, and to make use of the interactive MouseAlert website... CSIRO researcher Steve Henry, who is surveying mice for a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-funded project, said the project could not monitor the full extent of mouse activity and encouraged growers and advisers to report presence, absence and activity levels of the pest using MouseAlert... "MouseAlert is an online tool which aims to improve early warnings for possible plagues to enable a rapid response to increases in mouse activity," he said...
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Ravensthorpe grower Bevan Tuckett with an instruments station being used to map different soil types for their responsiveness to nitrogen treatments and their water-holding capacity... A SMP is permanently installed and works by sensing moisture in close proximity (about a 10cm radius) to the probe, recording this information and sending it via a cable to a telemetry unit and data logger... More than 50 SMPs have been installed in recent years across WA's broadacre cropping areas in a range of trials supported by GRDC, CSIRO, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), advisers, grower groups and other industry stakeholders...
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Workshops to help growers combat frost.. Farmers can find out by attending Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Pre-Seeding Frost Workshops in March... "Other expert speakers will include Ben Biddulph and Ian Foster (DAFWA), Steven Crimp (CSIRO), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farms) and Steve Curtin (ConsultAg)," he said...
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CSIRO complex systems team leader Dr Lindsay Bell heads the ground-breaking GRDC-funded Northern Farming Systems project exploring ways to boost whole-farm cropping productivity... The Northern Farming Systems Project involves one core trial site, six regional sites and computer-based modelling... The systems are comparing management strategies that influence: crop intensity (the number of crops sown per year) by altering soil water thresholds for planting crops; crop diversity by increasing the frequency of break crops and/or legume crops in the sequence; nutrient supply by altering crop nutrient budgets and adding organic amendments; and integrated practices such as cover crops and pasture rotations to restore or build soil quality...
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CSIRO complex systems team leader Dr Lindsay Bell heads the ground-breaking GRDC-funded Northern Farming Systems project exploring ways to boost whole-farm cropping productivity... The Northern Farming Systems Project involves one core trial site, six regional sites and computer-based modelling... The systems are comparing management strategies that influence: crop intensity (the number of crops sown per year) by altering soil water thresholds for planting crops; crop diversity by increasing the frequency of break crops and/or legume crops in the sequence; nutrient supply by altering crop nutrient budgets and adding organic amendments; and integrated practices such as cover crops and pasture rotations to restore or build soil quality...
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" GCTV12: Break Crops Decision Tool 03 December 2013 BCG Trials Co-ordinator Claire Browne demonstrates a useful decision support tool designed by CSIRO to help grain growers decide on what break crops to sow and their end use... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" Over the Fence: Revenue lives up to its promise - Dec 2011 09 August 2012.. For Tasmanian grain grower Nick Taylor, the promise of a 10 per cent boost in yield was more than enough incentive to adopt the new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and CSIRO-bred wheat variety Revenue... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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On-farm trials in Western Australia's South Coast region have highlighted the importance of growers testing deep tillage treatments on small areas before deciding whether to apply them to larger areas... Trials were undertaken at three sites using various types of rippers and configurations for depth and spacing, including machinery depths to 20cm, 30cm and 40cm and tyne spacings of 30cm and 60cm... "The results reinforce the importance of doing small plot trials before applying invasive treatments across paddocks, as well as knowing the characteristics of the subsoil and using an experienced machinery operator - to minimise the risks of negative impacts such as bringing too much clay or rock to the surface," she said...
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On-farm trials in Western Australia's South Coast region have highlighted the importance of growers testing deep tillage treatments on small areas before deciding whether to apply them to larger areas... Trials were undertaken at three sites using various types of rippers and configurations for depth and spacing, including machinery depths to 20cm, 30cm and 40cm and tyne spacings of 30cm and 60cm... "The results reinforce the importance of doing small plot trials before applying invasive treatments across paddocks, as well as knowing the characteristics of the subsoil and using an experienced machinery operator - to minimise the risks of negative impacts such as bringing too much clay or rock to the surface," she said...
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" GRDC Grains Research Update, 5-6 February 2014, Southern Region, Ballarat, VIC. James Hunt 17 April 2014 James Hunt of CSIRO discusses the results from several experiments conducted across southern Australia investigating the potential for earlier sowing to increase wheat yields in the face of autumn rainfall decline... Recorded at GRDC Updates, Southern Region, Ballarat VIC, 5-6 February 2014... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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