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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Controlling Phytophthora root rot (PRR) in chickpea crops is a two-step process, says Dr Kevin Moore, a plant pathologist from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Tamworth... In a paper presented at the March GRDC Research Update in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Dr Moore emphasised that although there are no in-crop control measures for PRR, there are two steps that reduce the risk of damage... Dr Moore leads the chickpea component of a GRDC-funded research project that includes investigating the effects of PRR on commercial chickpea varieties, advanced breeding lines and hybrids with wild relatives of chickpea...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Software packages can model water flows, quantify existing drainage issues, calculate lost revenue, design drainage solutions and provide complete machine control designs.. Retrieving data will generally involve inserting a USB stick into the guidance screen, or removing a flash card and extracting data using a card reader... The GPS guidance and collected elevation data allow ease of construction and ensure that the drains have consistent slope without moving large quantities of dirt...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Drainage takes water management to new level.. Stott Redman has replaced raised beds with intensive drainage to overcome waterlogging on his Hopetoun property... Stott bought the former sheep property 10 years ago and had tried raised beds as a way to manage waterlogging...
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Catalogue: Grains Notes DEPI VIC
Chocolate spot is the most important disease of faba beans in Victoria and South Australia... A non-aggressive phase, when discrete reddish-brown spots are "peppered" over the leaves and stems, and then an aggressive phase, when spots darken in colour and coalesce to form larger grey-brown target spots (Figure 2) that may eventually cover the entire plant... Chocolate spot occurs in all areas where faba beans are grown, causing losses ranging from minor to complete failure of a crop...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Cover story: Southern region - Yields encourage Tasmanian cereals coversoutha.. As hosts of Southern Farming Systems trials in Tasmania last year, the Bradley and Chilvers families' farming partnership witnessed some spectacular results... The yields, along with the results from the trials, which were funded by the GRDC's high-rainfall-zone wheat-breeding program, indicate that high-input crops have a promising future in Tasmania, where an increasing proportion of farmland is turning to cereals...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Manage Mallee seeps at the source for best results.. "Initial soil and drilling investigations in the sub-catchments assessed to date have shown that the main cause of seep formation is excess water draining through sandy dune soils, which is then held-up when it reaches the low-permeability layer known as Blanchetown clay," Mr Hall says... "To use more rainfall at the source, growers can work on improving crop agronomy, such as better management of water-repellent soils and soil nutrition," Mr Hall says "Another option is to improve the soil, which could mean alleviating soil compaction by the use of spading or other methods, or the use of clay spreading to improve water-holding and nutrient-holding capacities...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Thanks must go to everyone who has submitted papers and presented at the 2004 Agribusiness Crop Updates... There was little graminaceous plant material available on which aphids could survive, so none were recorded in the wheat blocks at either site until the end of August, by which time most plants had reached GS 41-47 (booting)... In order to provide faster data transmission between the web server and the user, graphical presentations (e.g. bar charts) are presented to the user if and only if the user requests...
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