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The comparisons represent the general farming system and evolution in management over the last 30 years of many progressive grain growing farms in low-rainfall regions of Australia... The largest increase to yield and water-use efficiency was achieved by improved summer weed management (Scenario 3)... A wheat variety with a long coleoptile gives a large yield increase in combination with the other management improvements (Scenario 6)...
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Break crops could hold key to tap soil phosphorus reserves.. University of Adelaide research, funded by the GRDC, on break crops has demonstrated positive effects on phosphorus uptake and yield in subsequent wheat crops... Wheat following a break crop has a greater P uptake and higher yield than continuous wheat rotations...
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Low rainfall cereal crops can take a break and grow profits.. MSF agronomist Michael Moodie, pictured in foreground speaking at one of the break crop comparison trial sites at Karoonda in SA, says two-year break phases are a reliable management tool for increasing the yields of subsequent wheat crops in paddocks where agronomic constraints are affecting yields of continuous cereals... Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) agronomist Michael Moodie, who has been a co-ordinator of the Low Rainfall Crop Sequencing Project, says two-year break phases are a reliable management tool for increasing the yields of subsequent wheat crops in paddocks where agronomic constraints are affecting yields of continuous cereals...
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Oat research to lift options for low rainfall areas.. Oats make up about one per cent of land use in Western Australia's eastern wheatbelt.. "There is growing interest in expanding oat production in these lower-rainfall areas to diversify rotations and help manage seasonal rainfall variation, declining grain prices, higher input costs, frost risk in susceptible paddocks and increasing weed burdens," he says...
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Western Australian research investigating whether it is economic to reseed a canola crop that has established poorly suggests that in many cases it might not be worthwhile... As part of the 'Tactical break crop agronomy project', funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Mr Seymour conducted trials last year aimed at determining the point at which reseeding a low density canola crop was worthwhile... The trials assessed sowing canola before or at the break of the season at plant densities of five, 10, 15 and 30 plants per square metre, compared with plots resown at 30 plants/m over the top of five and 10 plants/m and plots sown normally (not resown) at later dates at five to 60 plants/m ...
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Western Australian research investigating whether it is economic to reseed a canola crop that has established poorly suggests that in many cases it might not be worthwhile... As part of the 'Tactical break crop agronomy project', funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Mr Seymour conducted trials last year aimed at determining the point at which reseeding a low density canola crop was worthwhile... The trials assessed sowing canola before or at the break of the season at plant densities of five, 10, 15 and 30 plants per square metre, compared with plots resown at 30 plants/m over the top of five and 10 plants/m and plots sown normally (not resown) at later dates at five to 60 plants/m ...
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Grower feedback received by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has led to a five-year, $7 million 'break crop agronomy' project in WA announced earlier this year that could lead to more profitable break crops... It is part of a suite of research projects funded by the GRDC to assist growers to produce more profitable pulse crops, and the GRDC continues to invest in the development of improved pulse varieties through Pulse Breeding Australia's (PBA) world-class breeding program... Supported by the GRDC, it was attended by growers, agronomists, marketers and researchers and involved a field day and two conference days focusing on research and development...
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If there is a history of sclerotinia stem rot in your district causing yield loss, be prepared to use a foliar fungicide to reduce yield loss... Research will be conducted to investigate this issue in 2014... We can use the fungal life traits to manipulate the fungal population, by changing cultivars with different sources of resistance, the selection pressure on the fungal population is constantly changing...
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For the past five years, through the GRDC-funded Focus Paddock project, researchers at the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA, have been monitoring the impact of this changing rotation mix on long-term productivity... "The lupins provide sheep feed sourced from our property, which reduces the risk of introducing weeds, and they also reduce nematode levels while adding nitrogen to the soil," Ben says... Ben has been involved with the Focus Paddock monitoring project for six years and says it has been fantastic to have the local DAFWA researchers undertake disease, soil and herbicide-resistance tests over time...
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For the past five years, through the GRDC-funded Focus Paddock project, researchers at the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA, have been monitoring the impact of this changing rotation mix on long-term productivity... "The lupins provide sheep feed sourced from our property, which reduces the risk of introducing weeds, and they also reduce nematode levels while adding nitrogen to the soil," Ben says... Ben has been involved with the Focus Paddock monitoring project for six years and says it has been fantastic to have the local DAFWA researchers undertake disease, soil and herbicide-resistance tests over time...
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