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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: GRDC Media
The GRDC has published a comprehensive guide to PA, which is the precise application of agronomic and management practices that impact positively in overall farm productivity and profitability... Applying PA - A reference guide for the modern practitioner identifies and describes a commonsense approach to utilise available spatially-based technology as part of an effort to maximise whole-farm profit... Publication of the guide complements GRDC's investment portfolio which is helping to increase the adoption of PA through training and projects developing resources that fill the knowledge gap between research and commercial application of PA on-farm...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The GRDC has published a comprehensive guide to PA, which is the precise application of agronomic and management practices that impact positively in overall farm productivity and profitability... Applying PA - A reference guide for the modern practitioner identifies and describes a commonsense approach to utilise available spatially-based technology as part of an effort to maximise whole-farm profit... Publication of the guide complements GRDC's investment portfolio which is helping to increase the adoption of PA through training and projects developing resources that fill the knowledge gap between research and commercial application of PA on-farm...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
KEYMESSAGES Serradella and biserrula can substantially improve farm profit in mixed farming systems of the wheat belt by improving stocking rate, reducing supplementary feed or increasing the area of cereal at the expense of pulses and oilseeds... The aim of the paper is to discuss the economic benefits of these new species for WA farmers in the medium and low-rainfall wheat belt... Table 4: Increase in farm profit, pasture area and stocking rate resulting from the introduction of yellow serradella and biserrula on individual LMUs and a combination of LMUs...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Season provides options to maximise whole-farm profit.. Regardless of how the season unfolds, mixed grain and livestock producer Andrew Kenny has hedged his bets this year by sowing canola and barley early as part of a diversified crop-grazing program that also has the potential to boost grain yields... Planfarm agribusiness consultant Richard Quinlan, who advises Grain & Graze 2, says the major benefits of grazing crops are the ability to vary stocking rate and area grazed, and provision of an alternative feed that allows pasture grazing to be deferred...
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