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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
With the X-ray method we can also estimate the soil density, and this shows us that roots grow preferentially in looser parts of the soil... Benefit of work to farmers Our trial results show that, using N fertiliser, the yields experienced when cropping newlycleared land can be maintained on soils that have lost significant amounts of soil organic matter... Sowing rule is not critical, but a rule of 50-70cm of wet soil for wheat and 70-90cm of wet soil for sorghum is suggested...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Boomi Grains Research Update for Growers.. A case study from the Moree district Experiments conducted in the Garah and Gurley districts by The University of New England showed that the application of by-product gypsum to strongly sodic grey clays can greatly improve the profitability of dryland wheat production... Microbiological and chemical soil tests showed that the soil around the macropores is a richer environment than the bulk soil, and the difference between bulk and macropore soil increases with depth...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Boomi Grains Research Update for Growers.. A case study from the Moree district Experiments conducted in the Garah and Gurley districts by The University of New England showed that the application of by-product gypsum to strongly sodic grey clays can greatly improve the profitability of dryland wheat production... Microbiological and chemical soil tests showed that the soil around the macropores is a richer environment than the bulk soil, and the difference between bulk and macropore soil increases with depth...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Seventh-generation Tasmanian mixed farmer Matt Dunbabin was named Australian Farmer of the Year and Diversification Farmer of the Year in the 2015 ABC Rural and Kondinin Group Australian Farmer of the Year Awards announced in September... The awards, hosted by ABC Rural and Kondinin Group and supported by industry, were initiated to promote a positive image of growers and farming families, and inspire and encourage career choices and investment interest in Australian agriculture... Queensland grower Darren Jensen was named 2015 Grain Grower of the Year, supported by the GRDC. Darren and his wife Tanya recently expanded their landholding to 2000ha near Biloela in Central Queensland...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Seventh-generation Tasmanian mixed farmer Matt Dunbabin was named Australian Farmer of the Year and Diversification Farmer of the Year in the 2015 ABC Rural and Kondinin Group Australian Farmer of the Year Awards announced in September... The awards, hosted by ABC Rural and Kondinin Group and supported by industry, were initiated to promote a positive image of growers and farming families, and inspire and encourage career choices and investment interest in Australian agriculture... Queensland grower Darren Jensen was named 2015 Grain Grower of the Year, supported by the GRDC. Darren and his wife Tanya recently expanded their landholding to 2000ha near Biloela in Central Queensland...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Tools are now available to better define soils in terms of their productive capacity and for the routine seasonal monitoring of the water resource as it is captured and utilised by crops (or weeds if allowed)... Underpinning the push to improve water use efficiency is the need for farmers and their advisors to have a good understanding of how soils work in relation to water capture and storage and why some soils have the ability to hold more water for crop use than others... Rooting depth should be 101..
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Soil insects include: cockroaches crickets earwigs black scarab beetles cutworms false wireworm true wireworm ... Different soil insects occur under different cultivation systems and farm management can directly influence the type and number of these pests... High stubble levels on the soil surface can promote some soil insects due to a food source but this can also mean that pests continue feeding on the stubble instead of germinating crops...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Soil insects include: cockroaches crickets earwigs black scarab beetles cutworms false wireworm true wireworm ... Different soil insects occur under different cultivation systems and farm management can directly influence the type and number of these pests... High stubble levels on the soil surface can promote some soil insects due to a food source but this can also mean that pests continue feeding on the stubble instead of germinating crops...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Soil insects include: cockroaches crickets earwigs black scarab beetles cutworms false wireworm true wireworm ... Different soil insects occur under different cultivation systems and farm management can directly influence the type and number of these pests... High stubble levels on the soil surface can promote some soil insects due to a food source but this can also mean that pests continue feeding on the stubble instead of germinating crops...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
PHOTO: Clarisa Collis "The seed always seemed to be planted into wet ground - behind the spear point... Testing the prototype planter on mungbeans, soybeans, wheat, chickpeas and navy beans, Gary was guided by the idea that a combination of cultivation and raised beds had the potential to lift the soil's moisture content when there is too little rain, and improve drainage when there is too much... Using hoe blades and tynes with spear points to sow crops, Gary observed: "The seed always seemed to be planted into wet ground - behind the spear point...
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