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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Despite the prolonged chemical onslaught against wild radish, it persists within farming systems... With funding from the Weeds CRC (2005-08 Molecular Control of Reproduction in Weeds) an initial proof-of-concept study showed that targeting seed production through interference with the molecular basis of fertilisation could form the foundation of practical alternative weed control strategies... Subsequent investments from the GRDC, Australian Weeds Research Centre, University of Melbourne and the CSIRO have confirmed the findings of the initial study...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A lime calculator released by the Liebe Group, produced with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), can help determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... Another useful tool is the Lime Comparison Calculator, available at www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison on the Soil Quality website, which is supported by the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative II and Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management... The calculator can help growers compare the effectiveness of different lime products, which can be sourced from many places and have different characteristics...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A lime calculator released by the Liebe Group, produced with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), can help determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... Another useful tool is the Lime Comparison Calculator, available at www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison on the Soil Quality website, which is supported by the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative II and Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management... The calculator can help growers compare the effectiveness of different lime products, which can be sourced from many places and have different characteristics...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Fellowships join WA to international research.. Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens director Professor Richard Oliver has received fellowships to two UK-based plant science institutes, which will strengthen collaborative research into cereal pathogens and fungicide resistance... Collaborative international research into necrotrophic fungal pathogens that affect Western Australian cereal crops is being strengthened through new fellowships granted to a local scientist...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC Western Panel Chair and Kojonup grower, Neil Young, helped launch, with DAFWA Director General, Ian Longson, a new 'paper weapon' against weeds at the 2008 Dowerin Machinery Field Days... Wild radish costs WA growers millions of dollars each year in lost production. ".. The weed is becoming increasingly resistant to different herbicide groups and if growers can circumvent this by an integrated approach, cropping in WA will be much more productive," he said. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Wild radish costs WA growers millions of dollars each year in lost production. ".. The weed is becoming increasingly resistant to different herbicide groups and if growers can circumvent this by an integrated approach, cropping in WA will be much more productive," he said. ".. Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Gap analysis (the difference between potential and actual yields) calculated during this project showed that canola yields often under-performed by 0.3 to 1.4 t/ha across the sandplain... The addition of clay to water repellent soils has been widely adopted on the south coast sandplain... In terms of better soil diagnostics, there is increasing interest by farmers in being able to map differences in plant available water (PAW) across their paddocks...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Determining the yield deficit produced by a limiting growth factor, combined with the area of crop affected, allows accurate predictions on total economic losses to be made... Figure 2: Relationship between colour zone (grey and black bars indicate the corresponding hand sample results from the high and low crop vigour zones respectively), with (a) yield and (b) % pod maturity measured at each sample date... Table 4: Predicted total crop yield calculated from the area covered by each colour zone by the measured hand sample...
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