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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Historically agricultural advisory services have been delivered by government agencies; this has changed with more than 2,300 private sector crop advisers spread across all states... Increased use and capacity of technology will impact the future of agricultural advisory services; with 'recipe farming' fast developing oversees... A recent survey of private sector crop advisers in Australia identified that approximately two thirds are retail advisers, working for a chemical, fertiliser or seed company or retail outlets...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Sponsored by Australian Grain Accumulation, the origination network owned by Cargill, ProductionWise provides a fully integrated farm and crop management facility online... The focus of the system is to allow a farmer, and their agronomist, to better manage on-farm practices, allowing them to use the system as both a quality assurance & best practice tool... The system is currently being internally tested and new functionality being added...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Lucerne is capable of using large amounts of saline groundwater but its rate of dry matter production decreases as groundwater salinity increases... Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation 131.. Overall, autumn cleaning date proved to be very robust as serradella emerged over a very wide time period (April to August) at both sites...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Seeders put to test in on-farm trial.. Growers and seeding machinery gathered at the seeder demonstration day near Geelong... Tyne and disc machines put to the test include models from Amazone, Baker Cross Slot, Boss Agriculture, Equalizer, Flexicoil, Horwood Bagshaw, Great Plains, John Deere, Seed Hawk, Serafin and Vaderstad Rapid...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Seeders put to test in on-farm trial.. Growers and seeding machinery gathered at the seeder demonstration day near Geelong... Tyne and disc machines put to the test include models from Amazone, Baker Cross Slot, Boss Agriculture, Equalizer, Flexicoil, Horwood Bagshaw, Great Plains, John Deere, Seed Hawk, Serafin and Vaderstad Rapid...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Sunflowers build a little profit bridge over the summer.. The Zwars took advantage of 100 millimetres of rain in early November and sowed a mix of millet, sunflowers and cowpea on 80ha of hay stubble in a paddock prone to waterlogging... Russell would like to see further research into the role of cover crops in southern farming systems: "It's hard to put a number on what the benefit is from the diversity in our system - I'd be interested to see how the numbers stack up over a 10-year period...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Sunflowers build a little profit bridge over the summer.. The Zwars took advantage of 100 millimetres of rain in early November and sowed a mix of millet, sunflowers and cowpea on 80ha of hay stubble in a paddock prone to waterlogging... Russell would like to see further research into the role of cover crops in southern farming systems: "It's hard to put a number on what the benefit is from the diversity in our system - I'd be interested to see how the numbers stack up over a 10-year period...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Key pointS Auto boom height can help to maintain correct nozzle height above the target, which improves the evenness of the spray deposit and reduces spray drift through excessive boom height... electronic auto boom height controllers require regular calibration and may not be suited to all boom designs... Hydraulic (using load sensors): These systems also utilise a wheel with suspension mounted to the boom the wheel is used in conjunction with a hydraulic load sensor and lift ram that can adjust the boom height...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Key pointS Auto boom height can help to maintain correct nozzle height above the target, which improves the evenness of the spray deposit and reduces spray drift through excessive boom height... electronic auto boom height controllers require regular calibration and may not be suited to all boom designs... Hydraulic (using load sensors): These systems also utilise a wheel with suspension mounted to the boom the wheel is used in conjunction with a hydraulic load sensor and lift ram that can adjust the boom height...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Key pointS Auto boom height can help to maintain correct nozzle height above the target, which improves the evenness of the spray deposit and reduces spray drift through excessive boom height... electronic auto boom height controllers require regular calibration and may not be suited to all boom designs... Hydraulic (using load sensors): These systems also utilise a wheel with suspension mounted to the boom the wheel is used in conjunction with a hydraulic load sensor and lift ram that can adjust the boom height...
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