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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Binnu 2.30 t/ha 2.26 t/ha Variety: 45Y82 IT Canola Sown: May 1 Grazed: June 9-22 @ 36 DSE/ha 509 DSE grazing days/ha.. Binnu Variety: Carnamah Wheat Sown: May 17 Grazed: July 5-16 @ 24 DSE/ha 267 DSE grazing days/ha Grazed Yield: 1.60 vs 1.88 t/ha (-15%).. Mingenew 4.51 t/ha 4.50 t/ha Variety: Wyalkatchem Wheat Sown: May 21 Grazed: July 7-20 @ 17 DSE/ha 218 DSE grazing days/ha..
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Catalogue: Grains Notes DEPI VIC
Septoria blotch of field peas is usually a minor disease occurring sporadically in Victoria and South Australia but has caused major crop losses in NSW... Typical leaf lesions caused by Septoria... Septoria can be managed by using an integrated approach that encompasses crop rotation, stubble management and fungicides...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Their strategy is to fill an autumn stockfeed gap as soon as crops get away after the season break, deferring grazing on pastures for feedbase and stocking rate management, without compromising grain yields at harvest... "Grazing a proportion of our crops allows us to lock up pasture paddocks to provide high-quality and quantity feed for weaners later in spring," Andrew Kenny said... "Sowing date is the key to using crops to fill the autumn feed gap as soon as possible and if there is a late break, the grazing window can be vastly diminished," Mr Kenny said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Summer rain adds to crop management options for season 2013.. Overall, the wheat yielded 4t/ha on average, which included the ungrazed LongReach Spitfire and EGA Gregory wheats... James hopes to investigate the allocation of contract labour more thoroughly in a bid to see if it can allow the family to capture more fully the benefits of any excess rainfall...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
tolerate grazing and can recover to produce a grain or hay crop; provide forage to fill the winter feed gap in the livestock cycle; and facilitate grazing as a canopy management tool... Dual-purpose crops are increasingly being used in the high rainfall zones (HRZs) of south-eastern Australia to provide additional winter forage, and there is growing interest in sowing dual-purpose varieties in the drier regions of southern and western Australia... a late application of nitrogen can help to optimise grain yields...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Optimising the integration of dual-purpose crops in the high rainfall zone.. The emergence of long-season, high value, disease resistant wheat varieties that could be grazed by stock in winter with minimal impact on grain yield created a significant opportunity for mixed farmers in the high rainfall zones to increase farm income by increasing winter stocking rates while maintaining or improving the area and value of grain production... As the area of these winter cereals increased, weed and disease control issues have emerged and the recent demonstration that canola can also be managed as a dual-purpose crop in these systems has presented further opportunities to increase the value of grain and livestock systems within the high rainfall zone...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Northern research measures dual-purpose profitability.. Overall, grazing cereals and canola add to income flexibility and profitability depending on crop and livestock markets... Research has shown that winter dual-purpose varieties provide the most grazing biomass, with early-sown, long-season cultivars producing enough biomass to support more than 2000 dry sheep equivalent (DSE) days per hectare in both the Tableland and Northern Slopes areas of NSW...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Good opportunity for crop grazing, says consultant.. Research has shown that grain crops that are grazed by sheep should be grazed hard and only for a short period of time... Mr Curtin said his main message to growers was not to put sheep on crops too late, not to leave them there too long, and to only graze long-season varieties...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The importance of lucerne in Australia continues to grow... In the project, background research has been carried out that will allow development of improved lucerne cultivars which will increase the productivity and utilisation of lucerne in Australia... If we are to achieve greater productivity and utilisation of lucerne, then the strategic research undertaken in this project should continue...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Cereal grazing can assist with weed control in wheat during winter and spring... Dr Dove says grazing can start as soon as cereal plants are well anchored - use the 'tug test' - and when the amount of forage exceeds one tonne of dry matter per hectare... Michael had a footy mate at Deniliquin, New South Wales, who was irrigating EGA Wedgetail and he thought it was worth a trial in the Mallee: "We really wanted to think outside of the box and try something different to make use of the stored soil moisture," he says...
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