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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will work with industry to develop best use practices for these and other new pre-emergent herbicides... The project will examine the efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides for brome grass control with the aim of developing with industry new products and practices to manage herbicide resistant brome grass in no-till cereals... The outcome could be measured by industry using data from the project in the development of new herbicides or herbicide uses and in the uptake of new practices by growers...
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Readers interested in any of the new varieties are encouraged to research them further on the National Variety Trials (NVT) website at www.nvtonline.com.au/new-varieties.. Pulses PB Blitz is a medium red lentil suited to all current lentil areas and is the earliest flowering and maturing red lentil available... Ideally fits medium to very high-rainfall areas including irrigation, and exhibits excellent hybrid vigour...
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New medics to revive Mallee rotations.. A picture of two men crouching in a field (Above) Jake Howie (left) and Ross Ballard, SARDI, are delighted with the initial field performance of new strand medics with multiple beneficial traits.. " the hybrids have better early-season dry matter production, possibly due to their larger seed size," says Jake Howie, who, with colleagues Ross Ballard and David Peck, has developed these lines as part of a project supported by the SA Grain Industry Trust and with past assistance from the GRDC...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
In mixed farming systems grazing of the pasture phase can be used to minimise weed burdens but for continuous croppers, or within the cropping phase of mixed farming, some tillage might be needed for integrated weed management... From an overall systems perspective, limited and strategically timed tillage could form part of a productive, sustainable system... A central question emerges : How much damage is done to soil by occasional tillage, strategically applied, in an otherwise no-till system We seek to investigate this question based on the hypothesis: That the agronomic and economic benefits of a strategic tillage operation exceed any agronomic costs due to damage to soil structure...
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Moisture probes put hard data into crop planning.. Bruce says he installed the probes for three reasons: to assess how much moisture is in the profile to help with crop planning; to ensure nitrogen is not wasted on crops that do not have sufficient subsoil moisture to support additional biomass production; and to assist with marketing decisions - as an accurate picture of available moisture will help, particularly if they forward sell their grain... Bruce says the controlled-traffic farming system, introduced in 2006, has several benefits including: a 20 per cent reduction in fuel use; better soil structure, improving water infiltration and plant root development; better paddock access enabling more timely applications; and the ability to more easily implement inter-row planting of crops into the previous year's stubble...
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Moisture probes put hard data into crop planning.. Bruce says he installed the probes for three reasons: to assess how much moisture is in the profile to help with crop planning; to ensure nitrogen is not wasted on crops that do not have sufficient subsoil moisture to support additional biomass production; and to assist with marketing decisions - as an accurate picture of available moisture will help, particularly if they forward sell their grain... Bruce says the controlled-traffic farming system, introduced in 2006, has several benefits including: a 20 per cent reduction in fuel use; better soil structure, improving water infiltration and plant root development; better paddock access enabling more timely applications; and the ability to more easily implement inter-row planting of crops into the previous year's stubble...
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The area dedicated to GM crops now exceeds 170 million hectares across 28 countries, up six per cent from 2011... The five leading developing countries growing GM crops (China, India, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa) represent 40 per cent of the global population... Sudan and Cuba planted GM crops for the first time (cotton and corn respectively), while Germany, Sweden and Poland did not plant GM crops in 2012 because of product access and regulatory issues...
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Mr Street runs the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)- funded GOA and is well aware of the difficult issue of herbicide resistance... "I'm a zero-till cropper; I've got no livestock in the system and it's all winter crop at the moment," Mr Street said... "I took the straw spreaders and the spinners off and made up a cheap chute for the back, which probably cost me $100 in steel and a couple of hours in the workshop and it worked fine," Mr Street said...
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Also recognised with a sorghum industry award was Francis Coe, who started in the sorghum seeds business in the early 1960s... Photo of Farmer and HSR Seeds director Francis Coe.. Sunflower researcher Sue Thompson , of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland, was recognised for her contribution to plant pathology, extension and diagnostics over 20 years...
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Darling Downs grower Garry Ronnfeldt has turned to mungbeans as an opportunity crop and as a rotation controlling weeds... Queensland grower Garry Ronnfeldt has grown mungbeans about 20 kilometres north of Dalby for 25 years... Garry says mungbeans are also useful for controlling weeds in his rotation, which includes wheat, barley, sorghum and cotton...
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