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KEYMESSAGES Producing pasture legume seed from a nursery paddock can dramatically reduce the seed cost associated with a large scale pasture improvement program... RESULTS The end cost of pasture seed produced on-farm has been calculated at two levels, a conservative average yield and a high yield that could be expected in favourable seasons... An important point is the higher seed content and higher rates of extraction in French serradella that results in a lower cost structure for this species compared to yellow serradella (Table 4)...
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Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) researcher Brad Nutt said a number of pasture species could be produced for seed cheaply on-farm, dramatically reducing seed costs associated with a large-scale pasture improvement program... "Access to the low cost seed allows growers to use higher sowing rates which are more competitive with weeds, and provides the high amounts of seed needed for alternative uses of pastures such as twin or summer sowing," he said... Mr Nutt stressed that farmers considering producing their own pasture seed should firstly check the commercial status of the cultivar - for example, obligations under point of sale contracts - to confirm what they could do with the seed...
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Study shows ways to cut pasture renovation costs.. Producing pasture legume seed from a nursery paddock can reduce the cost of seed for a large-scale pasture improvement program.. TABLE 6: The seed cost per hectare and potential area that could be sown using unprocessed, dormant hard-seeded annual pasture legumes when the seed is produced on-farm using twin or summer sowing...
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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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In the Mungindi district of northern NSW, Tom Greentree is drawing on trial findings for a range of tactics to help finetune grains productivity on his family's farm... Andrew Earle looks to on-farm trial findings to lift profitability across a large cropping program in the Mungindi district of northern New South Wales... Farm owners: Andrew and Angela Earle, Angus and Leonie Livingston Location: 30 kilometres north of Mungindi, New South Wales Farm size: 16,187 hectares cropping and 10,000ha grazing Rainfall: 476 millimetres Soil type: grey vertosol soils Soil pH: 7.6 to 8.2 Enterprises: wheat, chickpeas, barley and Merino sheep..
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In the Mungindi district of northern NSW, Tom Greentree is drawing on trial findings for a range of tactics to help finetune grains productivity on his family's farm... Andrew Earle looks to on-farm trial findings to lift profitability across a large cropping program in the Mungindi district of northern New South Wales... Farm owners: Andrew and Angela Earle, Angus and Leonie Livingston Location: 30 kilometres north of Mungindi, New South Wales Farm size: 16,187 hectares cropping and 10,000ha grazing Rainfall: 476 millimetres Soil type: grey vertosol soils Soil pH: 7.6 to 8.2 Enterprises: wheat, chickpeas, barley and Merino sheep..
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