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Good farm hygiene helps biosecurity.. Simple but essential practices such as cleaning the harvester and airseeder down before travelling between farms are part of standard farm hygiene practices to help prevent weeds and other pests from spreading in the Bagleys' cropping enterprise near Northam in Western Australia's central wheatbelt... Since moving to Northam, the Bagleys have planted a 20-metre-wide tree buffer zone in and around their property, which has proven useful as a biosecurity zone to reduce the transfer of weeds from roadside verges onto their property...
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Good farm hygiene helps biosecurity.. Simple but essential practices such as cleaning the harvester and airseeder down before travelling between farms are part of standard farm hygiene practices to help prevent weeds and other pests from spreading in the Bagleys' cropping enterprise near Northam in Western Australia's central wheatbelt... Since moving to Northam, the Bagleys have planted a 20-metre-wide tree buffer zone in and around their property, which has proven useful as a biosecurity zone to reduce the transfer of weeds from roadside verges onto their property...
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Strategic cultivation shows on-farm profit potential.. When the Hamiltons - Rodney and his son Sam - started hosting the trials on their 4046-hectare property in 2012, they were sceptical that ploughing the soil would not undermine the long-term benefits of no-till, which have seen increased yields and a lift in overall profitability... A recent survey of 55 growers and advisers in the northern grain-growing region showed that no-till systems have higher weed and disease pressure than farming systems where tillage is used...
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A photo of three men holding a sign... Vigilance is the critical ingredient in successful biosecurity, says Victorian grain grower Harry Schwedes from Glenlee, in the Wimmera region... It is also important to stay in touch with the latest information about any new risks and to improve farming practices, he says...
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Bird's-eye view helps plan pest defence.. An aerial view of a property can help improve biosecurity practices as part of whole-farm planning... "You can easily see where restrictions can be put in place to prevent unnecessary movements of people, livestock and machinery to stop the spread of any weeds, pests and diseases...
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Bird's-eye view helps plan pest defence.. An aerial view of a property can help improve biosecurity practices as part of whole-farm planning... "You can easily see where restrictions can be put in place to prevent unnecessary movements of people, livestock and machinery to stop the spread of any weeds, pests and diseases...
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A series of biosecurity workshops will be rolled out across grain-producing regions by the not-for-profit training network Partners in Grain (PinG)... The workshops will help people assess high-risk pathways into the farm and risky activities on-farm and how to develop a farm biosecurity plan... Ms Blenkiron says all participants in the pilot workshops left with at least the beginnings of a biosecurity action plan for their enterprise, or priorities for improving existing practices to reduce biosecurity risks...
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When Doug and Roma Parker decided to plant wheat fence-to-fence last year to recover from two successive droughts, it was still an easy decision to keep their trial paddock of perennial pasture - despite their 2200-hectare Mingenew property 'Pri-inga' having been destocked... Doug says the 15ha of perennial pasture (grass), resulting from their involvement with the GRDC-supported Grain & Graze program, was preserved to rebuild their livestock operations and restore some enterprise diversity... Doug says his grazing records show perennial pasture allows a higher stocking rate than annual pasture species, and after establishing the pasture in the first year the growth thereafter is "all profit"...
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" Over the Fence: Cut fertiliser costs and reduce greenhouse emissions - Apr 2011 09 August 2012 NEW research is showing the way for farmers to cut both their nitrogen fertiliser bills and greenhouse gas emissions from their farm... The research into nitrous oxide emissions on grain growing properties hopes to show that more efficient use of nitrogen on-farm not only saves the business money, but also limits the amount of greenhouse gas released from the soil during the growing season... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The aim of the booklet is to provide some information, thoughts, farmer experiences and suggestions of some of the different options available to handle the situation on your property... The details provided in this booklet are general in nature and should not be treated as specific advice... It is suggested that you seek further information from your own local sources prior to implementing change...
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