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soil water availability

Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Project WAN00020 highlighted that dry seeding in Western Australia can increase productivity, predominately, in low to medium rainfall years but also increases risks with weed control, frost and heat stress... Setting up the paddock: Management of soil water availability through fallow management, rainfall through autumn and summer and weed control... Late season Risks: Agronomy of dry seeding to avoid heat stress, frosts and to maximise water use efficiency...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
App calculates rainfall effectiveness.. An app that marries grower knowledge with weather and soil data is being fine-tuned to give growers a tool to help make cropping decisions such as whether to plant or fallow, or how much nitrogen to apply... The app allows growers to select more than one soil type per paddock and can incorporate data from more than one rain gauge if rainfall is variable across a paddock...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
App calculates rainfall effectiveness.. An app that marries grower knowledge with weather and soil data is being fine-tuned to give growers a tool to help make cropping decisions such as whether to plant or fallow, or how much nitrogen to apply... The app allows growers to select more than one soil type per paddock and can incorporate data from more than one rain gauge if rainfall is variable across a paddock...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The system will use existing water-balance simulation models, online climate (BoM) and soils (e.g. APSOIL/SoilMapp) information and be informed by local rainfall and soil observations... Industry forums will be conducted and focus groups involving growers and advisors from each grain region will be engaged during development of the system to provide feedback and evaluation... Once the prototype system is developed, historical datasets and field trials undertaken on a range of soils and in each of the main grain-growing regions will be used to verify the accuracy of the system developed...
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