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Grain sorghum is a major component of the cropping systems in NE Australia... Approximately one third of the crop is grown in each of NE NSW, southern and central Queensland... In Australia sorghum is a feed grain for cattle, pigs and poultry; also some goes to pet foods and in the near future to ethanol production...
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" GRDC Grains Research Updates February 15-16, 2011, Southern Region, Young NSW, John Kirkegaard 16 September 2013 John Kirkegaard (CSIRO Plant Industries) Since the development of long-season and winter wheats for Australia, well-managed dual-purpose cereal crops have provided opportunities to increase the profitability and flexibility on mixed farms, by increasing winter stocking rates and providing income from forage and grain... Dual-purpose canola can generate like benefits while at the same time providing a break crop for weeds and disease, to clean up paddocks for subsequent cereals or for pasture establishment... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" Over The Fence West: Cost focus keeps profits up in drying climate 14 July 2014 Strict attention to detail in managing farm costs is ensuring Kalannie farmer Bob Nixon is maintaining profitability in the face of increasing seasonal variability... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" GRDC Agribusiness Crop Updates, 24-25 February 2014, Western Region, Perth, WA. Peter Newman 17 April 2014 Peter Newman form AHRI proposes that it is more effecient and cost effective to increase crop competition with weeds through narrow row spacing in combination with optimal plant density than simply increasing the seeding rate for current crop row spacing... Recorded at GRDC 2014 Agribusiness Crop Updates, Perth WA, 24-25 February 2014... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" Over the Fence: Spading away non-wetting soils - Nov 2011 09 August 2012.. The use of spading on non-wetting soils has resulted in a dramatic improvement in germination and an immediate 0.9 tonne per hectare yield increase for Marchagee farmer Michael O'Callaghan... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Sheep numbers can be reduced quickly in times of dry, but rapid increase of numbers still appears to elude us in 2010... Sheep fertility, fecundity, and lamb survival are very important traits to rebuild the industry and set it up for future production this should not be at the expense of finding better adapted and better performing animals within the current flock... Much of the growth of a ewe lamb at this point has been a function of maternal environment very likely that the adult ewe had longer seasonality and was able to join at the beginning of the joining period...
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FF-SOM always contains C, N, P and S and in constant proportions... Supplementary nutrients led to an increase in microbe numbers and faster stubble breakdown... Supplementary nutrients led to an increase in FF-SOM measured by measuring FF-C levels...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
After four years and the involvement of 20,000 primary producers across seven growing regions, Grain & Graze 2 has overseen some significant changes to farming practices.. Mixed-farm growers account for the majority of Australia's broadacre landholders and each year face a delicate balancing act; weighing up the feeding of livestock with maximising crop yields, while maintaining adequate ground-cover levels to minimise erosion... Targets for the strategic use of livestock to graze weeds for integrated weed management were met both nationally and in all regions, reducing the pressure on chemical control...
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Lime rates increasing but more needed.. Western Australian grain growers are increasing the amount of lime they apply to paddocks, but even higher rates are needed to achieve appropriate pH levels in the soil... "The cumulative application of lime by the grower in these years increased or maintained the topsoil (0-10cm) pH above 5.5-6 in all plots where lime was applied in 1994," Mr Gazey said...
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