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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The outcomes of the project provide tools that offer agronomic, technical and financial confidence for those who are contemplating an investment in no-till... No-till has proved to be at least as profitable as conventional tillage in recent years and the evidence suggests that production areas under no-till have the capacity to increase in gross margin as the system develops... Research into the impact of long-term no-till on nitrogen demand that was funded as part of this project has demonstrated that in some circumstances less N is required and higher grain protein is achieved after multiple years of no-till...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mapping the frost risk in Western Australia Nicolyn Short and Ian Foster, Department of Agriculture, WA.. Preliminary studies of time series data has shown some increase in the number of frost occurrences over the past 15 years for some locations, while the main trend is for a decrease in the number of frost events... Overall regions with low average rainfall have been slower to adopt...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Soil mixing such as rotary spading often proves an excellent clay incorporation method and offers opportunities for simultaneous incorporation of soil improvers such as lime or gypsum... The paired row seeding boots gave the highest yield response over knife points with nearly a 1t yield increase on the pale deep sand and a 650 kg/ha yield increase on the sandy gravel... Using rounded or 'V'-shaped press-wheels can minimise the risk of furrow collapse and infill and also prevent the furrow side walls being ripped up, which can occur with more rectangular shaped press-wheels creating a tumbling mass of soil behind the press wheel and poor product placement...
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