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" Date: 06.01.2012 Technology transfer a must for food productivity 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture keynote speaker Dr Pedro Arraes, president of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)... The head of Brazil's largest rural research agency says the transfer of knowledge and technology to farmers needs to be accelerated if the global agricultural community hopes to feed nine billion people by 2050... But based on Brazil's experience, Dr Arraes said it was possible to achieve these targets with "paradigm-breaking research" that was transferred to farmers quickly...
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Single tillage events can reduce moisture but may boost yields and profitability in the presence of a high weed burden... Dr Yash Dang, Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA) senior scientist (soil and nutrient management) says balancing soil moisture and weed control has been a dilemma for growers choosing to use strategic tillage to manage difficult-control-weeds within an established no-till farming system... Dr Dang said grain yields showed little response to tillage and one-time tillage using either chisel or offset disc tended to increase grain yields at all the sites but only significantly at the Condamine site...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The impact of tillage varies with the tillage implement used: inversion tillage using a mouldboard plough, as pictured results in greater impacts than using a chisel or disc plough... The approach enabled eight treatments and 32 plots derived from the original trial, which is allowing researchers to assess the impacts of strategic tillage... More research is required to understand the impact of strategic tillage practices on beneficial root zone microbes and the effect of soil disease suppression...
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The impact of tillage varies with the tillage implement used: inversion tillage using a mouldboard plough, as pictured results in greater impacts than using a chisel or disc plough... The approach enabled eight treatments and 32 plots derived from the original trial, which is allowing researchers to assess the impacts of strategic tillage... More research is required to understand the impact of strategic tillage practices on beneficial root zone microbes and the effect of soil disease suppression...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Water Balance of Conservation Farming Systems in WA 2.. With farmers seeking to maximise the benefits of conservation farming techniques, there is a definite trend towards higher levels of stubble retention, and potentially increased diversity of crop species in the rotation... WANTFA are playing a leading role in promoting higher levels of residue cover as a means to gain maximum benefits from conservation farming...
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" Delivering agronomic strategies for water repellent soils in WA.. Existing agronomic options are available to manage water repellent soils including furrow sowing, use of soil wetters, spreading and incorporation of clay rich subsoil and alternative land use options... 3) An extension program designed to empower growers and grower groups to identify the severity of non-wetting soils, the likely impact on grain yield, and the profitability of management strategies including an assessment of the drivers, barriers and extent of grower practice change...
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The project is aimed at improving whole-farm water use efficiency and profitability across the 6 million hectare Mallee region encompassing the Vic Mallee; SA Murray Darling Basin; NSW Lower Murray Darling catchments... Over the past decade in the Mallee a highly water use efficient cropping system based largely on more intensive cereal using no-till farming has developed... To do this, the project will take new steps to recognise the opportunities and importance of variability in Mallee farming systems. These include managing variability in Mallee soils in a way that improves and sustains whole-farm water use efficiency, managing variability in seasons and the associated risk using water use-efficient options and recognizing the diversity in farmer preference for different farming systems, including those who choose not to pursue higher-risk high-input cropping programs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Controlling weed seeds at harvest is emerging as the key to managing the rising herbicide resistance levels putting Australia's no till farming system at risk... Peter Newman, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) communications leader told the recent Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update at Narromine, NSW that herbicides are not the answer to herbicide resistance... "Removing weed seeds at harvest is currently our greatest non-herbicide weed control tool in Australian grain cropping," Mr Newman said...
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Report reveals impacts of livestock on no-till systems.. "The report included a scientific review covering issues such as ground cover; soil compaction; soil water; nutrient cycling; pest management; biodiversity and integrating crops and livestock," Dr Fisher said... "The report identified management approaches that may be used to minimise negative impacts and to realise benefits associated with integrating cropping and livestock...
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From machinery maintenance, implementing weed management plans and deciding on this year's rotations, growers are gearing up for the 2007 season... We're planting 1650 hectares of wheat, 350ha of barley, 350ha of lupins, 150ha of oats and 100ha of chickpeas... Andrew Hansen crops wheat, barley, canola, lupins, beans, oaten hay and triticale, and grazes Merinos, cattle and prime lambs on properties across the Coomandook to KiKi areas of south-eastern SA, as part of a family-run enterprise...
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