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Catalogue: Grains Notes DEPI VIC
Balansa has good levels of hard seed which allow balansa clover to regenerate well after a season of cropping... Mid and late maturing varieties of balansa clover are commercially available, and this range allows the species to be grown in areas receiving between 350 and 800 mm of annual rainfall... Balansa clover grows best in monoculture; good performance with perennial grasses or short-lived ryegrass has been reported...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project was designed to provide information about the ability of biserrula ( Biserrula pelecinus) pastures to contribute to grain production systems in the medium and low rainfall wheatbelt areas of Western Australia... Pasture crop rotation trials demonstrated that biserrula and its rhizobia are capable of persistence through at least three consecutive cereal crops, allowing farmers to crop more frequently and still retain legume dominant pastures... Further work is required to identify what appears to be a secondary plant compound in biserrula that can induce photosensitisation in some environmental circumstances...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
"After the treatment, we had a good stand of oats, clover and annual ryegrass and were able to use this for two intensive grazing periods in June and July," he says... Bryan says a combination of improved pasture paddocks prepared earlier in the year, deferred grazing on long-term grazing paddocks and some crop grazing is ideal to set up paddocks for his lambing period... "The additional annual ryegrass and weeds stimulated by cultivation can then be controlled by a 'hay freezing' technique - using glyphosate or paraquat - after the clover has set seed in later spring," he says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Pushing the pasture phase for profit.. "After the treatment, we had a good stand of oats, clover and annual ryegrass and were able to use this for two intensive grazing periods in June and July," he says... "The additional annual ryegrass and weeds stimulated by cultivation can then be controlled by a 'hay freezing' technique - using glyphosate or paraquat - after the clover has set seed in later spring," he says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grower: Carl Moltoni Location: Dandaragan, Western Australia Farm size: 4200 hectares (40 per cent cropping and 60 per cent pasture) Annual rainfall: 450 millimetres Soil types: loamy sand, sand over gravel and sand Soil pH (CaCl 2 ): 5.5 "The first thing DAFWA asked me was whether I had been using sulfonylurea herbicides in my cropping program," Carl says... Carl started using sulfonylurea when he bought a neighbouring property with trifluralin-resistant ryegrass in 2009: "I had to switch to the sulfonylurea Logran to manage weeds on that property and because this required a new seeding system of press wheels and knife points I began using Logran across both properties to streamline the seeding process.".. Carl says impressive trial results at a local field day demonstrated the clear benefits of spading to treat non-wetting soils and inspired the purchase of a spader for his own property...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grower: Carl Moltoni Location: Dandaragan, Western Australia Farm size: 4200 hectares (40 per cent cropping and 60 per cent pasture) Annual rainfall: 450 millimetres Soil types: loamy sand, sand over gravel and sand Soil pH (CaCl 2 ): 5.5 "The first thing DAFWA asked me was whether I had been using sulfonylurea herbicides in my cropping program," Carl says... Carl started using sulfonylurea when he bought a neighbouring property with trifluralin-resistant ryegrass in 2009: "I had to switch to the sulfonylurea Logran to manage weeds on that property and because this required a new seeding system of press wheels and knife points I began using Logran across both properties to streamline the seeding process.".. Carl says impressive trial results at a local field day demonstrated the clear benefits of spading to treat non-wetting soils and inspired the purchase of a spader for his own property...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Responses to remedial treatments are not necessarily the same each year, but depend on seasonal conditions... Biomass was measured at anthesis of crops and crop development was observed... Early broadleaf weed densities were measured at the same stage as crop vigour of 6 WA-S with low weed levels present ranging from 0 1 1 total weeds/m 2...
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