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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Capacitance soil water probes can provide useful information about soil water data when used with adequate professional support... Computer simulation models predict soil water information based on soil tests, soil characterisations and climate/rainfall data... Soil characterisation is about measuring the ability of the soil to hold water for use by a particular crop - or the size of the soil water 'bucket' - and takes into account potential constraints that affect the soil's ability to store water and plant's ability to extract it...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Yield-forecast tools tested in Esperance.. Esperance grower Tyson Redding discusses yield-prediction tools... The focus of this GRDC-funded and Esperance Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) group-supported research was on: practicalities of implementation; complexities of the tools; accuracy of crop responses compared to predictions; and whether growers liked using them...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
How wet is your soil: Tools for working out plant available water capacity.. "If growers understand how rainfall is captured and stored for future crop production, know their soil characteristics and moisture levels at key times like planting, as well as what tools to use for monitoring it can assist in the decision making... PAWC or size of the soil bucket is determined by the soil type - the proportions of sand, silt and clay, the soil depth and the crop which is being grown...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Over recent years soil water has become an increasingly important component of crop management in Australia?s broadacre cropping systems... This project builds on previous research (GRDC CSA00011) providing more advanced soil water management training to agricultural consultants and farmers, expanding the regional characterisation of soils for PAWC and assessing technologies for the rapid characterisation and monitoring of soil water resources on-farm... The development of the Soil Water Express, provides users with the potential to undertake a rapid, but less accurate, prediction of PAWC based on locally derived soil data and functions developed from information contained in the APSoil database...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Capacitance soil water probes can provide useful information about soil water data when used with adequate professional support... Computer simulation models predict soil water information based on soil tests, soil characterisations and climate/rainfall data... Soil characterisation is about measuring the ability of the soil to hold water for use by a particular crop - or the size of the soil water 'bucket' - and takes into account potential constraints that affect the soil's ability to store water and plant's ability to extract it...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The manual provides consultants and advisers with practical information, methods and tools for the characterisation of soils for plant available water capacity, with the aim being to ensure improved consistency of measurement and delivery of information to the Australian agricultural sector... Characterisation provides a way for the grower, consultant or researcher to gain a better understanding of the size of the soil 'bucket' in which the water resources required to grow a particular crop are stored... Characterisation is about defining the ability of a soil to hold water for the use of a particular crop, known as the soil water 'bucket'...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Department of Agriculture and Food 2011 Agribusiness Crop Updates Western Australia.. In summary, all of the growers that have purchased mouldboard ploughs have been very happy with the performance of ploughed paddocks during 2010... In summary, improved crop water use e ciencies during the 2000s have bene tted from the carryover of technological improvements from the previous decade...
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