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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The northern Australian cropping zone is characterised by a large proportion of producers who run both cereal and beef enterprises... The current summer-growing pasture legumes in the northern grainbelt include the well-known lablab and cowpea (both annuals) and the perennials butterfly pea, caatinga stylo and desmanthus, and the major summergrowing legume for this region, lucerne... Its advantages over lucerne are its ability to be easily established in spring (it can be sown earlier than most other summer growing legumes), its tolerance of deeper sowing depths, higher yields in the year of establishment (commonly up to 75 per cent of those of lablab), that it does not cause bloat and is more easily removed from the system for a return to cropping...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Even though spraytopping with Gramoxone #is generally safe on sub-clover, this treatment resulted in a significant reduction in seed set for Prima Agland clover, Frontier Abalansa clover, Orion sphere medic and Eastern star clover... AIMS To evaluate the impact of two common spraytopping treatments, glyphosate and Gramoxone , on seed production of new pasture cultivars and elite lines nearing commercial release... Fifteen unsprayed (control) plots were also evaluated for each cultivar/line...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Supported by Research Update sponsored by.. o Volatility will be high o Impossible to pick the top of the market o Set price targets and stick to them o Volatility will give good chance for forward contracting o Consider looking two years ahead as prices are higher there as well o Some forward contracts allows flexibility around delivery o SWAPS are likely to be attractive - IF used correctly o Take quick action if crop starts to deteriorate o Evaluate counterparty carefully in these volatile times 2013 Moama GRDC Grains Research Update for Growers 25.. Choosing the right canola variety for your farming system involves identifying what maturity you need, selecting the right herbicide tolerance (if any) you want, considering the blackleg resistance you require, and then seeing your reseller to determine what seed they have that matches your needs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The success of collecting Rhizobium can only be measured after the cultures are used to inoculate plants growing in nursery rows in Australia... The project has delivered new germplasm for pasture plant improvement in southern Australia by undertaking the collection of seed - and their Rhizobium where appropriate - of priority Trifolium species and other important pasture legumes in short season regions of the Mediterranean basin... Initial results show early flowering plants of Biserrula pelecinus collected from the Canary Islands, Trifolium species and Biserrula pelecinus ssp Leiocarpa collected from Eritrea, B. pelecinus and Ornithopus roseus collected from Morocco and Trifolium clypeatum (helmet clover) and Trifolium glanduliferum collected in Lebanon...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
P4/S9 and P2/S4 were the two most profitable sequences and, overall, the 'maximum profit - P4' philosophy had the highest mean gross margin... It is logical that those growers that have chosen to have no livestock will have no interest in trialling grazing crops... Overall, the data has indicated that for the biserrula inoculant all of the carrier's have difficulties in carrying enough live rhizobia numbers to adequately nodulate the legume hosts after 3-4 months of dry, hot soil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dr Mark Peoples (pictured) says that both fertilisers and legumes have a role to play in supplying N... "The trials demonstrated that, as expected, rotations that resulted in highest returns of fixed to the soil were brown manured crops, and grazed or hay-cut legume pastures , since large amounts of N are removed from pulse crops in the harvested grain," Dr Peoples said... Legumes also have other benefits, including increasing soil organic fertility, weed and disease management, and the development of beneficial soil biology growers should consider both options as both have a place within a farming system...
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