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" Lori Phillips - Soil Biology Initiative 27 November 2013 Researcher Lori Phillips talks about her work in nitrogen transformation in soils as part of the Soil Biology Initiative... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Growers praised for efforts to preserve healthy soils.. On the eve of World Soil Day (December 5), Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Managing Director John Harvey says it is timely to acknowledge the grains industry's efforts in ensuring the long-term fertility of soils, necessary for essential food production... Scientists involved in the Soil Biology Initiative agree that the program is making considerable progress in understanding the composition of the living fraction of soils which support crop production, and how growers can best manage soils to maximise nutrient capture and defend against crop disease...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Website provides crop soil health check.. Grain growers across the state are increasingly logging into Australia's world-leading soil quality monitoring program through the Soil Quality Website ( www.soilquality.org.au )... Professor Murphy says the website's popularity is growing as WA growers strive to better understand soil properties that will boost production, profits and longer-term soil resilience...
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Website provides crop soil health check.. Grain growers across the state are increasingly logging into Australia's world-leading soil quality monitoring program through the Soil Quality Website ( www.soilquality.org.au )... Professor Murphy says the website's popularity is growing as WA growers strive to better understand soil properties that will boost production, profits and longer-term soil resilience...
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On the eve of World Soil Day (December 5), Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Managing Director John Harvey says it is timely to acknowledge the grains industry's efforts in ensuring the long-term fertility of soils, necessary for essential food production... "We don't fully understand the biological composition of our soils and how they function and contribute to grain production, so there is enormous scope for developing some new thinking about how we should treat and manage our soils and the practices we can put in place to drive productivity and profitability.".. Scientists involved in the Soil Biology Initiative agree that the program is making considerable progress in understanding the composition of the living fraction of soils which support crop production, and how growers can best manage soils to maximise nutrient capture and defend against crop disease...
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" Harnessing the Biological Potential of Australian Cropping Soils.. Titled 'Harnessing the biological potential of Australia's cropping soils', the Soil Biology initiative II (SBI-II; 2009-2014) is investing in research, development and extension (RDE) themes that build on the knowledge generated from a previous soil biology program (2002-2006) and from priorities identified at a GRDC workshop (Next Generation Soil Biology RDE)... An ongoing output will be the coordination of review workshops and reporting processes to ensure that adequate resourcing, integration and consistency measures are being applied across all projects and new opportunities are identified...
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"It is important that we take what we now know out to the farming community so growers can gain a better understanding of how soils respond to management practices.".. The GRDC has established the Soil Biology Initiative to explore what is seen as the "last frontier" for the grains industry, "The arrival and rapid development of new technologies now means we are finally in a position to delve deep into the soil biological communities and see not only who is there but what they are doing, not only as individual species but as highly interactive communities," Assoc Prof Mele said... Knowledge and understanding generated through the Soil Biology Initiative's extensive suite of research projects is expected to lead to recommendations on how growers can best manage soils to maximise nutrient capture and defend against disease, resulting in less reliance on chemical controls and reduced inputs...
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"Our living soils are the engine room of grain production systems so it is essential that we have a greater appreciation of what they're made of and how they function, and we use that knowledge to harness the biological potential of our soils in improving crop yields.".. The GRDC has established the Soil Biology Initiative to explore what is seen as the "last frontier" for the grains industry, "The arrival and rapid development of new technologies now means we are finally in a position to delve deep into the soil biological communities and see not only who is there but what they are doing, not only as individual species but as highly interactive communities," Assoc Prof Mele said... Knowledge and understanding generated through the Soil Biology Initiative's extensive suite of research projects is expected to lead to recommendations on how growers can best manage soils to maximise nutrient capture and defend against disease, resulting in less reliance on chemical controls and reduced inputs...
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