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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Finally to the numerous farmers, business people and researchers I met around the world that were also very generous with their time and knowledge, thank you... It is widely regarded that cactus is high yielding, highly palatable and a readily available source of carbohydrates but lacks crude protein and crude fibre to get the best performance out of cactus it needs to be supplemented with a cheap source of fibre and protein (Nefzaoui, Salem, Salem, 2000, p512 - 516)... Develop a farming operation where a normal budget would rely on less than 50% of traditional farming system to generate the income reducing exposure to financial risk in droughts...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Frost damage reduces crop yield and grain quality... Early identification of symptoms allows timely crop salvage decisions to be made... GRDC-BPG-FrostPulses < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Pulse & Canola - Frost identification: The Back Pocket Guide..
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The aim of the project is to encourage undergraduate agricultural science students into applied research in the grains industry... We are offering one year interships focusing on areas of key need, particularly in crop protection and agronomy... The specific objectives are:-To encourage high quality agricultural science students to pursue applied research as a career-To give students who are interested in applied R & D a broad overview of the fundamentals of applied R & D relevant to the grains industry...
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The benefits offered to agriculture with the renewable energy in Australia... The unit is estimated to produce around 210,000 KWh of electricity per year and with no anticipated environmental effects as this type of generator is claimed to be "fish friendly" allowing for migration of fish both up and down the Archimedes screw action... " The easiest way to show this is by the following simple graph that demonstrates that this increase in wind speed creates an exponential increase in energy...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Faba beans find a southern home.. Faba beans have provided a whole-farm benefit in fixing soil nitrogen for subsequent crops on Evan Lewis's property at Werneth in southern Victoria... Evan says the increased soil nitrogen has increased yields where canola, wheat and barley crops follow faba beans in their rotation...
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Faba beans find a southern home.. Faba beans have provided a whole-farm benefit in fixing soil nitrogen for subsequent crops on Evan Lewis's property at Werneth in southern Victoria... Evan says the increased soil nitrogen has increased yields where canola, wheat and barley crops follow faba beans in their rotation...
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The aim of my studies was to investigate how family farms are surviving in marginal areas and see what research is being done to improve their situations... In our semi-arid environment I believe that cover crops would work to improve the soil by shading and cooling it... Throughout my travels in east Europe, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia the usual succession practice has been to split the farm up between all children equally...
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Farmers must be valued for their skills as primary land managers... If we opened up the membership of our farming organisations in this way, but kept the decision base small so as not to become unwieldy or be overtaken by other agendas, I believe farmers would have more clout... I saw numerous examples in Europe of under utilized land going backwards due to the owners effectively being park rangers, rather than farmers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
In high rainfall areas of WA canola is the main profit year in many farming systems... High returns from frequent canola years in rotations means a high demand for specifically tailored canola information... Two areas of questions for better information with regard to hybrid varieties are; N requirement of hybrid canola compared to open pollinated varieties...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
In high rainfall areas of WA canola is the main profit year in many farming systems... High returns from frequent canola years in rotations means a high demand for specifically tailored canola information... Two areas of questions for better information with regard to hybrid varieties are; N requirement of hybrid canola compared to open pollinated varieties...
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