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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Soil water research aids management decisions.. The soil water projects, led by Precision Agronomics Australia (PAA) and initiated by GRDC Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs), are also likely to help growers decide whether to sow crops early or delay... Growers and consultants are invited to help test the new SoilWater App (SWApp), which has been developed under another GRDC project, led by Brett Robinson of the University of Southern Queensland...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Soil water research aids management decisions.. The soil water projects, led by Precision Agronomics Australia (PAA) and initiated by GRDC Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs), are also likely to help growers decide whether to sow crops early or delay... Growers and consultants are invited to help test the new SoilWater App (SWApp), which has been developed under another GRDC project, led by Brett Robinson of the University of Southern Queensland...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Former Southern Farming Systems (SFS) researcher Rohan Wardle (now Nufarm regional manager for Victoria and Tasmania) says attitudes are changing as growers switch from looking at crop residue as a liability to be managed, to an asset worth exploiting... Mr Wardle says crop residues are now being considered an asset in the whole farming management system, with dramatic changes in the landscape and a better understanding of opportunities and processes in a drying farming environment... Mr Wardle says the myth that stubble retention increases the level of pests has now been quashed, allowing farmers to use integrated pest management (IPM) to undertake more strategic monitoring and less application of non-required pesticides...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Research into the control systems required to make this work is underway including research being conducted at the University of Kentucky by PhD student.. Currently the standard practice for no-till farming systems is to control weeds by applying a uniform rate of herbicide across a field; the chemicals used and application rate determined by the weed species which is the hardest to control... The system is based around a single pair of wires called a "BUS" to which all the computers are connected...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
For example, some growers still experience problems with hardware... The remote sensing technologies such as EM38s and gamma radiometrics were evaluated for growers... Six paddocks were subsequently surveyed for plant available water content (PAWC) where the drained upper limits and crop lower limits were measured at 123 locations...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" Over the Fence: GRDC spreads PA word in central wheatbelt - Oct 2011 13 August 2012.. For brothers Wayne and Roger Davies, "Spring Hills", Quairading a new planter has been the catalyst for moving into precision agriculture and accurate seed placement and variable rate fertiliser application... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Improved targeting has the potential to improve the cost-effectiveness of not only investments in RDE but also the effectiveness of farmers' time and resources when participating in RDE.In addition to the team of farming practice adoption specialists, the project is working closely with key regionally-based organisations who are well-positioned to provide expert regional and technical input on key practices and factors influencing adoption across states and sub-regions... The project is aimed at improving adoption of key farming systems practices by grain growers with emphasis on the current and potential role of advisors... Increased knowledge and understanding of levels and trends in adoption of key practices in Southern cropping regions through the analysis of detailed socio-economic, qualitative and practice use data collected from Australian grain growers and advisors...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
By identifying where further extension and R&D information is unlikely to have any impact, such as factors that cannot be influenced and/or are not influential in the adoption decision, benefits can also also be gained by avoiding the ineffective use of finite RDE resources... Improved targeting has the potential to improve the cost-effectiveness of not only investments in RDE but also the effectiveness of farmers' time and resources when participating in RDE.In addition to the team of farming practice adoption specialists, the project is working closely with key regionally-based organisations who are well-positioned to provide expert regional and technical input on key practices and factors influencing adoption across states and sub-regions... The project is aimed at improving adoption of key farming systems practices by grain growers with emphasis on the current and potential role of advisors...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Making variable rate application (VRA) a simple, cost effective process in the Mallee.. Finally you will need a compatible Console or VRA screen, costing around $8000-$10,000... Apart from mechanical compatibility (which has improved dramatically in the last 2 -3 years), most of the complexity in VRA systems comes from the software requirements to either, create or convert fertiliser and seed application maps to a format that the console will read...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Department of Agriculture and Food 2011 Agribusiness Crop Updates Western Australia.. In summary, all of the growers that have purchased mouldboard ploughs have been very happy with the performance of ploughed paddocks during 2010... In summary, improved crop water use e ciencies during the 2000s have bene tted from the carryover of technological improvements from the previous decade...
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