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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Brad Jones, of Tammin, is part of a GRDC Kwinana East Regional Cropping Solutions Network project investigating key drivers of top-performing farm businesses in WA's eastern wheatbelt... "Using liquid products, we can sow up to 600ha of crop per day, which is about 100ha/day faster than we could achieve with granular fertiliser and has cut our total seeding time to about 15 days if the weather is good," he says... Brad says a range of broad-scale herbicides are used in the fallow to remove herbicide-resistant weeds to make way for dry sowing when the paddock returns to production, typically in a rotation of fallow/cereal/cereal/canola and hay/legumes...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Brad Jones, of Tammin, is part of a GRDC Kwinana East Regional Cropping Solutions Network project investigating key drivers of top-performing farm businesses in WA's eastern wheatbelt... "Using liquid products, we can sow up to 600ha of crop per day, which is about 100ha/day faster than we could achieve with granular fertiliser and has cut our total seeding time to about 15 days if the weather is good," he says... Brad says a range of broad-scale herbicides are used in the fallow to remove herbicide-resistant weeds to make way for dry sowing when the paddock returns to production, typically in a rotation of fallow/cereal/cereal/canola and hay/legumes...
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Marketing decisions wait on seasonal fortunes.. We've applied fungicide to the chickpeas, faba beans and barley, and we're preparing to spray the chickpeas and faba beans again with fungicide and grass-selective herbicide... We're planning to apply fungicides on the wheat, barley and oats to control rust diseases and net blotch, and spray again for broadleaf weeds and volunteer canola...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe that Suzanne's comment reflected that while the board and directors had a well-managed and profitable business run in a responsible manner, they had lost touch with public perception and had not recognised or understood that the community now had a different expectation to how water resources are managed... What surprised me with this research was that it was being duplicated in neighbouring states, and that neither trial work had a control plot where a crop was grown under "best management practice" with the yield, response, and economic outcomes being measured against the other trial work... With the communication phase of succession, I believe we need to receive the affirmation of all parties included...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe those farmers who have the philosophy "my job is to grow the grain, not market it" may struggle under a new freer grain marketing arrangement, especially if they are not prepared to spend time on that arm of their business... The issue of accountability, often seen as a negative, can actually be a powerful tool to help drive a business forward I saw many examples of joint ventures in my Nuffield travels, some of which I will provide more detail on later in this report... I believe one of the great opportunities in agriculture currently is for more farmers to take control of their own destiny and create their own opportunities by becoming more business savvy...
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Succession planning is a challenge faced by most farming families, but it is especially hard when land values are high... Trying to support four generations, as well as generate income to buy out siblings, is an ongoing challenge for Natalie and Dane Sommerville (pictured with their son Mitchell) but they put in place a novel business arrangement to get a start... "We presented our case to these potential partners as if approaching the bank, so we had to have all our figures worked out to demonstrate the potential returns and risk involved," Dane says...
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Genetics continuum keeps the profit margin open.. Mike O'Hare has set aside a portion of his farm for the new wheat variety Beckom after it performed well in GRDC-supported National Variety Trials on his property in southern NSW... Although narrow row spacings allow crops to compete well with weeds, he is aware of the need to preserve the efficacy of glyphosate and likes to use wider points and several other tactics to slow the development of herbicide resistance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
7. reporting Contract.. 4. Payments ygrown; 4.1 You must pay us or our EPR Collectors the EPR for (2) quantities of Grain produced and/or Sold; all Grain other than Farm Saved Seed in accordance (3) persons to whom Grain is Sold and details of with Schedule.. 5. Your Obligations described in Schedule 2. 5.1 You must: 7.3 You agree that: (1) make sure that anything you do under othis (1) any Authorised Distributors may pass on all Contract complies with all applicable laws; Details of each purchase to us; and (2) any entity that stores, warehouses or Sells Grain (2) i f we have authorised you to Sell Grain for further Propagation, promptly notify us if you that you produce may pass on Details to us. become aware of any unauthorised propagation,..
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Kevin Kilby is hoping research will eventually come up with a cheaper, more effective way to control fallow weeds like fleabane... The coming season has the potential - courtesy of well-soaked soils - to deliver above-average yields, but Kevin is quick to point out that recent history has shown nothing can be taken for granted... Kevin soil-tests about 40 per cent of his paddocks to gain a broad picture of his nutrient needs, but hasn't invested in variable-rate technologies, saying weed control has the biggest influence on his crops' performance and that, for the moment, remains the priority...
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Lyn Brazil says research and extension were vital for him when he was starting out in grain cropping. ".. Lyn started as a poultry farmer, with his father in the 1960s, and progressively moved into grain growing during the 1980s... This year, strong prices and favourable conditions prompted Lyn to increase the area sown to mungbeans, which paid off when they harvested in April, earning $1000 per tonne for a 1.2t/ha crop...
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