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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The aim of the project is to develop and promote the adoption of production practices in mixed farming systems on Eyre Peninsula that will improve whole farm profitability and sustainability and increase the efficient use of water and nutrients... The work will focus specifically on the management of groundcover and biomass by integrating cropping and livestock within conservation farming systems... With the support of the Eyre Peninsula Grain & Graze 2 project, the Future Farm Industries CRC (FFI CRC) research project Enrich@" has been established to investigate the potential of incorporating a mixture of perennial species into farming systems in low-rainfall areas across southern Australia...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I liked the system for its simplicity, as it would take very little to change a conventional system to enable the integration of livestock... The system provides a more secure income for the farmer and better ground cover for the soil and the subsequent crop, as well as the much required feed for that time of year... The system produces three individual businesses with new opportunities...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The aim of the project is to develop and promote the adoption of production practices in mixed farming systems on Eyre Peninsula that will improve whole farm profitability and sustainability and increase the efficient use of water and nutrients... The work will focus specifically on the management of groundcover and biomass by integrating cropping and livestock within conservation farming systems... With the support of the Eyre Peninsula Grain & Graze 2 project, the Future Farm Industries CRC (FFI CRC) research project Enrich@" has been established to investigate the potential of incorporating a mixture of perennial species into farming systems in low-rainfall areas across southern Australia...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Sheep numbers can be reduced quickly in times of dry, but rapid increase of numbers still appears to elude us in 2010... Sheep fertility, fecundity, and lamb survival are very important traits to rebuild the industry and set it up for future production this should not be at the expense of finding better adapted and better performing animals within the current flock... Much of the growth of a ewe lamb at this point has been a function of maternal environment very likely that the adult ewe had longer seasonality and was able to join at the beginning of the joining period...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... While it is obvious that Australia's economy no longer rides on the sheep back the significant contribution the sheep industry makes as a proportion of Agricultural and total exports highlights the importance of both the wool and lamb industry and in turn why the declining national flock and continuity of supply problems need to be addressed... The sheep industry generally has been relatively slow in adopting these techniques, and we now, as a result, have the advantage of learning from the mistakes of other industries...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Each year, Ground Cover follows a group of growers from across Australia as they manage the winter cropping season... With their sons Joey and Troy, and daughter-in-law Zoe , they crop canola, wheat, barley and lupins... With Rob's semi-retired parents Frank and Prue , they crop wheat, barley, canola, faba beans, poppies, triticale and lucerne hay, and grow canola, clover, ryegrass and canary grass as seed crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
The aim of the following study was to acquire a unique, long-term (> 1 year) data set of N 2O emissions from a rainfed, cropped soil in a semi arid region and to investigate the relationship between N 2O emissions and other soil and environmental parameters... Some ability to make in-season tactical decisions when to graze or continue through to harvest would be valuable... The commodity prices are an important aspect of any decision to graze a cereal crop...
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