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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Farming systems which minimise the movement of soil and water will also minimise the loss of nutrients and pesticides... Overall, the only large difference was the lower Zn when superphosphate was applied... In summary, Mike has found a strategy to help him interpret his yield maps - and is now taking the same approach to other paddocks to maximise fertiliser savings...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Farming systems which minimise the movement of soil and water will also minimise the loss of nutrients and pesticides... Overall, the only large difference was the lower Zn when superphosphate was applied... In summary, Mike has found a strategy to help him interpret his yield maps - and is now taking the same approach to other paddocks to maximise fertiliser savings...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The 2013 seasonal and grain price outlook, business benchmarking and the keys to successful farming systems will be among the many topics on the agenda at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update for advisers on November 13... "To set the scene, Jeff Oughton has a wealth of knowledge on the industry and the factors that affect it, so his commentary on the opportunities and risks that lie ahead and the key signals to be aware of will be of enormous value," Mr Pengilley said... Mr Pengilley said the GRDC's Farm Business Updates for advisers were aimed at increasing understanding of and capacity in farm business management, a critical part of any farming enterprise...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
14 BWD00024: Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania .................................... The over-arching aim of the project is to improve yield and water-use-efficiency of irrigated wheat production across the Northern Region by developing improved agronomic practices to reduce the incidence of lodging and increase the yield potential of irrigated wheat... Overall, the project will deliver a comprehensive research, communication and extension program that will ensure more effective management of water repellent agricultural soils in WA whilst building capacity for future soils research and development in Western Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers are set to benefit from the proposal to establish a new scientific, professional, industry-driven entity for the delivery of research and development focused on on-farm grain production in Western Australia... Progress towards a new R&D model for WA is the result of sustained, high-level collaboration between the WA grains industry, through the Grains Industry Group (GIG), the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... GRDC Acting Managing Director Dr Steve Thomas said GRDC has committed to long-term investment and continues to work closely with DAFWA and GIG to develop an entity to undertake critical R&D for the WA grains industry...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The mid North High Rainfall Farming Systems Group covers the major high rainfall zone of the mid North of South Australia while the Alkaline Soils Group of Yorke Peninsula covers both high rainfall farming systems down the spine of the Peninsula and lower rainfall areas as well... While cereals crops predominate in the farming systems of both regions based on areas grown and the full suite of pulse and oilseed crops are grown as well, providing nitrogen and disease breaks which result in cereal yields nearing close to maximum water use efficiency... Growers will achieve good crop establishment will be achieved in retained stubble farming systems and they will have the ability to manage weeds, pests and diseases with similar yield and input costs equivalent to that obtained when stubbles are not retained...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Over the last decade there has been a large shift by Mallee farmers to adopt stubble retention systems with no-till in their farming systems... Key factors include: Growers that have been utilising stubble retention and no-till farming systems for many years are facing production and profitability constraints and have general concerns that their farming system as a whole is not performing as well as it should be, relative to more traditional farming systems involving low groundcover and higher erosion risks... Project outcomes will be achieved by employing a range of project activities that combine targeted local extension to address gaps in motivation, attitude and ability with on-farm field trial activities designed in collaboration with local farmers and advisors in mallee (including Victoria, NSW and SA) to fill gaps in local knowledge and understanding...
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