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The high incidence of stripe rust in dual purpose cereal crops has prompted calls for growers to consider varieties with higher rust resistance ratings... "Rust resistance is particularly important when growing long season cereals as they enter the "green bridge" danger period when rust spores can be over-summering on weeds and volunteer cereal plants," Dr Rainbow said... Mr Street said while the results were based on limited trials and seasons and in these two trials where Jockey seed treatment was used on Wedgetail dual purpose wheat it did not delay stripe rust onset or offer any yield or quality advantages over standard seed treatments in two trials over two seasons...
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Light stubble grazing doesn't reduce crop yields.. Light sheep grazing of crop residues over summer in no-till systems does not negatively impact on subsequent grain crop yields, soil health or ground cover, Western Australian research has confirmed... UWA agronomy lecturer Ken Flower said it had been suspected that light sheep grazing did not reduce grain yields and soil health in WA's no-till farming systems, as long as sufficient crop residue was retained to prevent wind erosion and maintain water infiltration...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The WA component of Grain & Graze 2 will target locally relevant issues with the longer-term goal of a significant demonstrable increase in water use efficiency (WUE) in mixed crop/livestock systems that improves whole-farm profitability, whole-farm sustainability, and whole farm ground cover, by accelerating the adoption of specific key management practices and technologies... The goal is directly addressed by the four intermediate outcomes of the project, which include: - Improved management of whole-farm biomass - Improved matching of land use..... Most Western Australian farmers have now been exposed to the concept of grazing crops, but many are reluctant to 'put the stock in' for fear of receiving a grain yield penalty...
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Dual purpose crops offer a win-win for growers.. Well-managed dual purpose crops have the potential to deliver significant returns for mixed farming operations in southern New South Wales... Not only do they offer a quality feed source for stock when pasture supply tends to be limited in autumn and winter, but they can often be sown earlier than conventional grain-only crops and provide a disease break and additional options for weed control...
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Dual purpose crops offer a win-win for growers.. Well-managed dual purpose crops have the potential to deliver significant returns for mixed farming operations in southern New South Wales... Not only do they offer a quality feed source for stock when pasture supply tends to be limited in autumn and winter, but they can often be sown earlier than conventional grain-only crops and provide a disease break and additional options for weed control...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, the production and supply of fertiliser accounted for a large proportion (35%) of the GHG produced from wheat production, and occurred in the pre-farm stage (Table 1)... Overall, constraints have a far smaller effect on heavy soils than on sand plain soils...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Farming systems which minimise the movement of soil and water will also minimise the loss of nutrients and pesticides... Overall, the only large difference was the lower Zn when superphosphate was applied... In summary, Mike has found a strategy to help him interpret his yield maps - and is now taking the same approach to other paddocks to maximise fertiliser savings...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Farming systems which minimise the movement of soil and water will also minimise the loss of nutrients and pesticides... Overall, the only large difference was the lower Zn when superphosphate was applied... In summary, Mike has found a strategy to help him interpret his yield maps - and is now taking the same approach to other paddocks to maximise fertiliser savings...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by Department of Agriculture.. Agribusiness Crop Updates 2004 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.. Overall, consistent yield increases were seen at nearly all sites treated with the two best strains (Table 2), even though the commercial fungicide was not effective...
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