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"Currently only a small proportion of growers test soils to this depth, but it is necessary to provide the information they need to help them decide whether to apply lime before or after mouldboard ploughing or spading," he said... "After mouldboard ploughing or spading, but before seeding, growers should ideally go back and sample soils a second time to a depth of 20cm to help them assess soil nutrition requirements - particularly for phosphorus and potassium... "If growers do not have enough time to do nutrient testing between mouldboard ploughing or spading, and seeding, they need to make sure they test for nutrient levels, as well as pH, when soil testing the first time."..
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A small group of southern growers and researchers recently participated in a tour to address this question and gather information about other practices to manage water repellent soils... The group also travelled to the Pingrup farm of Paul Hicks who is developing a seeding system to alleviate non-wetting soils... Mr Roberts said the GRDC was investing significant funds into projects aimed at improving crop profitability from non-wetting soils, and was keen to extend to all growers the knowledge generated from research and grower experience. "..
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A small group of southern growers and researchers recently participated in a tour to address this question and gather information about other practices to manage water repellent soils... The group also travelled to the Pingrup farm of Paul Hicks who is developing a seeding system to alleviate non-wetting soils... Mr Roberts said the GRDC was investing significant funds into projects aimed at improving crop profitability from non-wetting soils, and was keen to extend to all growers the knowledge generated from research and grower experience. "..
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Yields lift rewards soil work.. , Jeff says soil inversion by mouldboard ploughing on 200ha of non-wetting country in 2010 and 2011 has made a big difference to crop performance in areas where germination and plant vigour had been very poor... Mr Cahill says even at a cost of $230 to $250/ha, spreading lime, deep-ripping and using soil inversion tactics pay off in the first year due to these higher grain yields...
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" Mouldboard plough beats non-wetting and weeds 17 July 2013 Mouldboard ploughing has not only helped overcome non-wetting soils for Mingenew farmer, Stuart Smart, but also proved an effective non-chemical weed control... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Trials of mouldboard ploughing to alleviate non-wetting soils near Corrigin have produced impressive initial results including high crop yields and low weed numbers in what was a poor performing paddock... The CFIG research is also investigating other options for non-wetting soils including wetting agents, winged points and in-row seeding (as opposed to inter-row seeding) and is one of five RCS non-wetting soils projects in the western part of the Kwinana port zone... Mr Wallwork said the trial results reflected findings from the northern grainbelt which showed that mouldboard ploughing effectively changed the soil type by bringing subsoil to the surface...
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Getting mouldboard ploughing right, the advantage of an expensive herbicide strategy and how not to narrow windrow burn are just some of the initial learnings from a long-term trial in southern Victoria's high rainfall zone... Five years ago, Dr Preston surveyed paddocks in southern Victoria and found some worrying results... "We discovered that 60 per cent of paddocks between Geelong and Hamilton had ryegrass resistant to both group A and group B herbicides," Dr Preston said...
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The use of a mouldboard plough with a skimmer attached, that fully inverts the soil to bury weed seeds from on or near the surface to a depth of 15 cm or more, would result in a dramatic reduction of seedling emergence for the majority of weed species... Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation 282.. We still have many years ahead of growers experiencing the hardships of resistant weed management before they turn the corner and get on top of the problem...
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Testing of clays is recommended... Dave warns that stock health must be monitored and treated on newly ploughed crops... Peter chose the highest rate of subsoil material of between 200 to 300t/ha of clay rich subsoil to apply to his damaged back paddocks...
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Soil mixing such as rotary spading often proves an excellent clay incorporation method and offers opportunities for simultaneous incorporation of soil improvers such as lime or gypsum... The paired row seeding boots gave the highest yield response over knife points with nearly a 1t yield increase on the pale deep sand and a 650 kg/ha yield increase on the sandy gravel... Using rounded or 'V'-shaped press-wheels can minimise the risk of furrow collapse and infill and also prevent the furrow side walls being ripped up, which can occur with more rectangular shaped press-wheels creating a tumbling mass of soil behind the press wheel and poor product placement...
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