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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Lucerne is capable of using large amounts of saline groundwater but its rate of dry matter production decreases as groundwater salinity increases... Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation 131.. Overall, autumn cleaning date proved to be very robust as serradella emerged over a very wide time period (April to August) at both sites...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
FINAL REPORT DAW00032: Improving weed management with biserrula in the pasture phase of WA cropping systems - Dr Clinton Revell, DAFWA.. In October, the biserrula treatment had higher legume content (FOO and % of total) than the other treatments except for the subclover treatment, which had a non-significant difference in the legume % (Table 10)... At the end of the growing season in 2003 there appeared to be preferential grazing by the sheep resulting in the biserrula-based pasture having the highest legume content and lowest grass and broadleaf content...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
DAFWA research officer Brad Nutt, who developed the serradellas with fellow DAFWA researcher Angelo Loi, said the ideal rotation for the hard seeded serradellas was pasture-crop-pasture, and research was revealing good pasture regeneration in the third year, post-crop phase... At a Brookton property last year, a trial of Mace wheat sown after French serradella - with no added nitrogen - yielded 5 tonnes per hectare, had 10 per cent grain protein and returned $1360/ha... Caption: Growers at a spring field day at Colin and Anna Butcher's Brookton property this year inspect a regenerating stand of Margurita serradella that was harvested for seed in 2012 and cropped in 2013...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Summer sowing of serradella by Brookton growers Colin and Anna Butcher is returning a profitable legume to their cropping system and filling the autumn feedgap for their meat sheep flock... The pair say a shift to the hard-seeded Margurita serradella ( Ornithopus sativus ) is delivering free nitrogen (N) to cereal crops, providing an opportunity to use new herbicide groups as part of an integrated weed management (IWM) system and producing productive sheep feed in the autumn gap... Graphic displaying yield and returns comparison for Mace wheat in 2013 following serradella in 2012 on the Butcher property in Brookton..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Summer sowing of serradella by Brookton growers Colin and Anna Butcher is returning a profitable legume to their cropping system and filling the autumn feedgap for their meat sheep flock... The pair say a shift to the hard-seeded Margurita serradella ( Ornithopus sativus ) is delivering free nitrogen (N) to cereal crops, providing an opportunity to use new herbicide groups as part of an integrated weed management (IWM) system and producing productive sheep feed in the autumn gap... Graphic displaying yield and returns comparison for Mace wheat in 2013 following serradella in 2012 on the Butcher property in Brookton..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
DAFWA research officer Dr Angelo Loi (left) inspects summer-sown serradella earlier this year with Brookton grain growers Anna and Colin Butcher... Summer-sown hard-seeded French serradella ( Ornithopus sativus ) varieties have potential to revolutionise the legume phase of crop rotations in Western Australia's medium and high-rainfall zones, according to researchers... They offer opportunities to: establish pastures cheaper, earlier and more reliably than traditional annual pasture legumes; fast-track the transition between crops and pastures; improve pasture biomass production; achieve good seed-set; achieve high N fixation in the first year of the pasture phase; and avoid interference with winter crop sowing at the season break...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Summer sown serradellas deliver nitrogen benefits.. Opportunities exist for Western Australian growers to sow hard seeded French serradellas in summer, providing nitrogen for crops and valuable autumn feed for livestock... Caption: Growers at a spring field day at Colin and Anna Butcher's Brookton property this year inspect a regenerating stand of Margurita serradella that was harvested for seed in 2012 and cropped in 2013...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grow your own nitrogen with summer sown serradellas.. Summer sown, hard seeded French serradellas Margurita and Erica are showing potential as key legume inclusions to crop rotations in WA's medium and high rainfall zones... Research in WA and NSW is showing potential for some biserrula ( Biserrula pelecinus ), gland clover ( Trifolium glanduliferum ) and bladder clover ( Trifolium spumosum ) species to be used in a similar way to the summer serradella sowing...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grow your own nitrogen with summer sown serradellas.. Sow unprocessed serradella pods between early January and early March.. Summer sown, hard seeded French serradellas Margurita and Erica are showing potential as key legume inclusions to crop rotations in WA's medium and high rainfall zones...
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