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Many of the farmers visited during recent 'non-wetting bus tours' are featured in a new GRDC RCSN booklet Combatting non-wetting soils ... Mr Roberts said that along with frost and weeds, non-wetting soils had been identified by the western regional panel and Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) as one of the top three GRDC research, development and extension (RD&E) priorities in WA... Mr Roberts said the RCSNs had recognised that non-wetting was limiting yields and that it was increasing in extent and/or severity across many of the grain growing regions of WA...
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A new booklet is available outlining options that Western Australian farmers have adopted to deal with non-wetting soils, and advice on developing strategies to manage these soils... Many of the farmers visited during recent 'non-wetting bus tours' are featured in a new GRDC RCSN booklet Combatting non-wetting soils ... Mr Roberts said that along with frost and weeds, non-wetting soils had been identified by the western regional panel and Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) as one of the top three GRDC research, development and extension (RD&E) priorities in WA...
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Farmers see pH as a influencer of yield and test and manage soils ... Overall, farmers lack skills/confidence to have a go - and don't know a "trusted someone" to get advice from... This season he had a delver made and he now contracts himself out to farmers...
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Now in "semi-retirement", Professor Poole retains a strong interest in cropping systems, bioenergy and biofuels, is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Western Australia, a CSIRO Research Fellow and immediate past chair of the Swan River Trust... He is noted for his expertise in dryland farming systems and landscape management, having worked with the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, for 29 years and CSIRO for 15... Three years later, armed with his PhD, he returned to South Australia hoping to work as a geneticist, but instead became a wheat breeder at the Waite Research Institute...
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" Communication Strategy Development and Implementation for 'Non-Wetting Soils' - Western Region specific material.. Outputs: Development of detailed communication strategy and implementation of the agreed strategy (Non-wetting Soils)... Specific outputs identified and agreed include a range of targeted communication tools (Ground Cover, Farming Ahead, Ag in Focus, products distributed to WA Grower groups (Newsletters, Youtube, presentation materials for Grower Groups to use), local media, field days and farm walks - may included presentations by relevant researchers att events or hrough webinars...
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Mouldboard plough outperformed spader for weed suppression.. When the weed population was checked in March 2010 after a wet summer, Andrew says the results showed mouldboard ploughing had outperformed spading... The paddocks nominated for mouldboard ploughing are scheduled for the end of the sowing program, the delay allowing time for the opening rains to have thoroughly wet the soil down to 300mm...
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The aim of the study was to determine how mouldboard ploughing (soil inversion), rotary spading and banded wetting agent affect the availability of soil nutrients... Soil moisture and pH were measured on a 5 x 5 cm grid and root maps were taken by marking each root intersection with the pit face on a transparent film... Our results from the first year of the study show that the method used to manage soil water repellence had little impact on soil nutrient supply with the exception of phosphorus...
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A small group of southern growers and researchers recently participated in a tour to address this question and gather information about other practices to manage water repellent soils... The group also travelled to the Pingrup farm of Paul Hicks who is developing a seeding system to alleviate non-wetting soils... Mr Roberts said the GRDC was investing significant funds into projects aimed at improving crop profitability from non-wetting soils, and was keen to extend to all growers the knowledge generated from research and grower experience. "..
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A small group of southern growers and researchers recently participated in a tour to address this question and gather information about other practices to manage water repellent soils... The group also travelled to the Pingrup farm of Paul Hicks who is developing a seeding system to alleviate non-wetting soils... Mr Roberts said the GRDC was investing significant funds into projects aimed at improving crop profitability from non-wetting soils, and was keen to extend to all growers the knowledge generated from research and grower experience. "..
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" Mouldboard plough beats non-wetting and weeds 17 July 2013 Mouldboard ploughing has not only helped overcome non-wetting soils for Mingenew farmer, Stuart Smart, but also proved an effective non-chemical weed control... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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