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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Previous work in eastern Australia and WA has demonstrated that autumn sown (March/April) cereals can be grazed once they are anchored (@3 leaf) until the commencement of stem elongation (Z30) without affecting grain yield... At a workshop in Esperance in 2011 it was suggested we test the grazing of spring type cereals from mid April sowing... Before extrapolating the results to other regions in WA we believe we need to assess the recovery of cereals and canola to a wider range of environments, in particular low and medium rainfall zones where recovery may not be as robust...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The results were all achieved at the Inverleigh site, where water logging conditions were less severe... Preliminary observations on weed populations do not indicate any significant increase in the number of weeds due to grazing... As a comparison, no significant yield loss was measured on adjacent cereal crops grazed at a similar time to the canola...
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" GRDC Crop Updates 28-29 February 2012, Western Region, Perth WA. Phil Barrett-Lennard 17 September 2013 Phil Barrett-Lennard, AgVivo, talks about the way in which the practice of grazing crops in winter has little or no effect on grain yield and quality... Grazing of both cereal and canola crops in winter did not significantly reduce grain yield and quality in five out of seven on-farm trials in 2011... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Grain and graze a winning combination on the Eyre Peninsula.. Jessica Crettenden has been researching the effect of grazing on wheat performance at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre... Integrating sheep grazing into a cropping system improves productivity, as demonstrated by a seven year, GRDC-funded Grain and Graze trial on the Eyre Peninsula...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain and graze a winning combination on the Eyre Peninsula.. Jessica Crettenden has been researching the effect of grazing on wheat performance at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre... Integrating sheep grazing into a cropping system improves productivity, as demonstrated by a seven year, GRDC-funded Grain and Graze trial on the Eyre Peninsula...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Bencubbin grain grower Nick Gillett is using crop grazing as a frost risk-mitigation tool by delaying wheat flowering windows... Running more sheep and using crop grazing in early winter have become key tactics to manage frost risk on the Bencubbin property of Nick and Tryphena Gillett... "But knowing we can graze our cereals without suffering a yield penalty means we can use early-sowing opportunities to get a crop in the ground and established if we get really early rain - and then slow its development down by about one week for every two weeks grazed with the sheep," he says...
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The increasing interest in dual purpose cereals is reflected in 55 new grazing cereals varieties being trialled across New South Wales... " the trials build on a strong history of testing cereal varieties for grazing and grain production to successfully fit into mixed grazing systems across NSW," Mr Matthews says... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Grazing cereals can provide a valuable contribution to filling the winter feed gap... Grazing of winter cereals by sheep trials have been conducted over at least 25 years... The winter varieties have more stable anthesis dates over a range of sowing times and are better suited to the role of grazing/grain recovery...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dual purpose varieties offer value adding opportunities.. There are opportunities to sow long-season crops early in the northern region which can provide grazing and also later produce grain... Dual purpose cereal trials conducted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in northern NSW concluded that oats and barley produced more dry matter than wheat and triticale across the range of sites and seasons and that triticale produced the highest grain yield recovery following grazing...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
KEY MESSAGES Grazing of cereal and canola crops in winter reduced grain yield by between 8 and 21% at seven of eleven sites... Grain yield was unaffected by grazing at four of eleven sites... KEY MESSAGES Grazing of both cereal and canola crops in winter did not significantly reduce grain yield and quality in five out of seven on-farm trials in 2011 Grazing of both cereal and canola crops in winter provided between 157 and 509 DSE grazing days per hectare of grazing value..
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