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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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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" 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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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
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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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The optimal sowing time for wheat is a compromise... KeY POINts early sowing can accelerate establishment and make full use of the growing season but can increase the risk of frost during critical growth stages and hayingoff in a dry finish... in Australia, developmental stages are commonly referred to as 'growth stages'...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The ability to establish healthy crops despite the poor start to the season has convinced Western Australian No-Tillage Farmers Association (WANT FA) members Colin and Libby Hutchinson of Tammin that their no-till farming system will make a significant impact on their bottom line this year... Just 26 millimetres of rainfall during April and May did not deter the Hutchinsons from sowing their entire 4000-hectare program at the usual time, and in the middle of July they had some of the most advanced crops in the central wheatbelt... Expecting 75 per cent germination in the wheat, Mr Hutchinson is delighted to have almost 90 per cent of the crop up: "I would predict potential yields to average 1.75 tonnes per hectare for wheat but if we have good rains, this could go up to 2t/ha."..
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