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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Stubble removal takes the sting from frosts.. Living Farm and Facey Group trials in 2012 and GRDC-funded grower group trials in 2013 found lowering stubble loads to about two tonnes per hectare in low-lying, frost-prone areas could save yields by as much as 0.8t/ha in circumstances where frost hits during the flowering window or during grain fill... Living Farm research agronomist Rebecca Jenkinson says the group's 2012 stubble management trials at York showed that plots where stubble was burned: were 1 C warmer at canopy height than retained-stubble plots during a frost event; spent an average of one hour less below 0 C during a frost event; and produced an average wheat yield of 1.7t/ha compared with retained-stubble plots at 0.4t/ha...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Graph showing Incidence of Crown Rot (Fusarium pseudograminearum) (%) in the following three Stubble Management practices: Whipper (75%), No whipper (79%) and Slash-removed (83%).. Graph showing Whiteheads per square metre in the following three Stubble Management practices: Whipper (~33), No whipper (~46) and Slash-removed (~51) [Approximate figures as the y axis is marked in increments of 10.].. Graph showing grain yield (t/ha) in the following two Row Placement practices: Between (~2.51) and On (~2.3) [Approximate figures as the y axis is marked in increments of 0.05.]..
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" IWM: Spray Application of Herbicides - Application Volume in Stubble 11 November 2013 Bill Gordon, (Spray Application Consultant) how different stubble loads influence carrier volumes for contact and systemic products... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Graze and retain stubble for profit.. Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) trials in the north are answering growers' questions about stubble management in no-till and zero-till controlled traffic farming systems in southern NSW... Part of the GRDC flagship stubble initiative, Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems with Retained Stubble, the past six years of trials conducted by FarmLink Research and CSIRO at Temora have shown that grazing and retaining stubble (not burning) is the most profitable treatment, conserving water, speeding up nitrogen (N) cycling and reducing N tie-up by the stubble...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A new set of integrated weed management (IWM) tutorials is now available for viewing via the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) website... The videos, developed as part of a GRDC weed management series, have been produced by Anvil Media with technical input from ICAN Rural... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Stubble presents deep sowing option.. Many growers have cultivated in recent months to tidy up wheel tracks, hard-to-control weeds and very heavy stubble or failed crops - the legacy of last year's sodden winter-crop harvest - as well as to reduce the disease risk from stubble-borne diseases such as crown rot, Dr McMullen said... "Growers that have maintained stubble have had the option to deep sow on to moisture, whereas those that have cultivated the surface may be better off dry sowing prior to a predicted rainfall event," Dr McMullen said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Retain about 70 per cent ground cover, or two tonnes per hectare of cereal stubble cover, to ensure crop yields are not affected in 2014.. To assess stubble load, for every 1t/ha of grain yield about 1.5 to 2.5t/ha of cereal stubble will be left as residue.. Overgrazing stubbles reduces paddock coverage; reducing a soil's ability to store moisture while also increasing the risk of erosion...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Project examines stubble management options.. Trials established on commercial scale to better relate to on-farm practices.. A new research project conducted by farming systems group Riverine Plains Inc. (RPI) is looking at the options available to growers for overcoming heavy stubble loads...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grazing stubble benefits sheep and next season crops.. Stubble has always played a part in the Sinclairs' livestock enterprise, but the family began to have concerns about the impact sheep were having on soil structure during the Millennium Drought... During the past six years their country in southern NSW has experienced productive seasons creating a greater stubble biomass...
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