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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Beneficial Microbes Program - progressing new microbial products for Australian grain production to commercialisation... Australian farmers are keen to reduce on-farm chemical inputs and replace them with biological alternatives... Research has shown that the soil biota can be manipulated for the benefit of crops through management practices, such as tillage, stubble retention/burning, crop/pasture sequencing and liming...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Beneficial Microbes Program - progressing new microbial products for Australian grain production to commercialisation... Australian farmers are keen to reduce on-farm chemical inputs and replace them with biological alternatives... Research has shown that the soil biota can be manipulated for the benefit of crops through management practices, such as tillage, stubble retention/burning, crop/pasture sequencing and liming...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Until such varieties are released, northern growers and advisers need to select varieties firstly on the basis of crown rot risk and then manage for stripe rust ... There is a risk of WSMV being spread through infected seed into new areas... We have not been able to determine an economic threshold for RGB in sorghum from these trials...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Until such varieties are released, northern growers and advisers need to select varieties firstly on the basis of crown rot risk and then manage for stripe rust ... There is a risk of WSMV being spread through infected seed into new areas... We have not been able to determine an economic threshold for RGB in sorghum from these trials...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
You typically find that the depth to the salt bulge decreases to the west... We have concluded that chickpeas were not as effective as wheat in adjusting yield components under prolonged water stress... The grain yield in the SF early burn and cultivated treatment (2.5 t/ha) was comparable to the other SF treatments in the dry 2002 season despite having the lowest incidence of crown rot infection...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
You typically find that the depth to the salt bulge decreases to the west... We have concluded that chickpeas were not as effective as wheat in adjusting yield components under prolonged water stress... The grain yield in the SF early burn and cultivated treatment (2.5 t/ha) was comparable to the other SF treatments in the dry 2002 season despite having the lowest incidence of crown rot infection...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Soil monitoring important following fire.. Soils affected by fire can have their microbial buffer against diseases weakened... While some plant pathogens may be reduced following extreme fire events such as the Pinery fire in South Australia's lower north region last year, growers affected by fire are being urged to monitor nutrient levels and soilborne disease pathogens in the lead-up to and during the 2016 growing season...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Soil monitoring important following fire.. Soils affected by fire can have their microbial buffer against diseases weakened... While some plant pathogens may be reduced following extreme fire events such as the Pinery fire in South Australia's lower north region last year, growers affected by fire are being urged to monitor nutrient levels and soilborne disease pathogens in the lead-up to and during the 2016 growing season...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Australian research is beginning to reveal the impact of farming practices on soil microbiology and how this affects the supply of yield-boosting nutrients to crops... Dr Phillips said research was exploring whether previous crops influenced microbial community functioning in subsequent cropping years; whether differences in the amount and quality of residue/stubble impacted microbial communities responsible for transforming organic and mineral N to plant-available N; and whether agronomic practices such as tillage and depth of fertiliser placement could be strategically used to manipulate N-cycling microbial communities... Caption: Soil microbiologist Lori Phillips says current research is aimed at determining the make-up of microbial communities in the soil, their role in nutrient cycling and how farming practices influence microbial activity...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Research initiative set to unlock soil's secrets and open the door to cropping productivity gains.. Research initiative set to unlock soil's secrets and open the door to cropping productivity gains Scientists and researchers across Australia have embarked on a major grains industry research effort to explore the biological make-up of the nation's soils and their hidden potential to increase profitability and sustainability of grain production... Maintaining and fine-tuning the soil engine is vital in grain production...
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