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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The Australian Government is introducing a cost on greenhouse emissions, via a carbon price, from 1 July 2012... It is projected that these cost items will increase as a carbon price is introduced, as a consequence of the fuel costs associated with their delivery and application which will be borne by heavy vehicles from 2014... The results obtained can be regarded as indicative only, but serve to highlight the implications of a carbon price and the potential challenge farm businesses will face...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Options include increasing the capacity or number of header(s) we own, bringing in contractors, starting harvest earlier with aeration drying through a large storage complex, and methods to improve harvesting efficiency (chaser and mother bins)... For many the extreme rainfall events over 2010 resulted in income losses similar to the value of a header, suggesting if they purchased a second header then it could have paid for itself in one year... In the base case of a class 8 header the total cost of harvesting is $13.22/tonne (from table 2) plus $3/tonne to increase harvest efficiency by 30% with a chaser bin for a total of $16.22/t...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
At the end of year 1 its trade-in value is $500,200 which is 18% less than new price (table 2)... The rate that applies to a machine that does only 50% of the work (i.e. harvests 4,500 tonnes each year) would be more than half that applicable to a high usage machine - probably about 12% compared to 18% assumed for the high usage machine. A higher usage machine will incur higher repairs and maintenance (R&M) costs through time than a lower usage machine... In the base case of a class 8 header the total cost of harvesting is $13.47/tonne (from table 2) plus $3/tonne to increase harvest efficiency by 30% with a chaser bin for a total of $16.47/t...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Global GM crop uptake continues.. For the 10th consecutive year, global genetically modified (GM) crop use has risen, with the area dedicated to GM crops growing by 13 per cent in 2006 to cover 102 million hectares... On average, 85 per cent of these costs would be incurred on-farm because of the need for: certified planting seed - guaranteeing that the unintended presence of GM materials does not exceed specified levels; various crop-management techniques, including appropriate separation distances and control of 'volunteer' growth; and cleaning after harvesting, handling, storing and transporting GM grain types...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Getting the most profitable results from your farm business requires a careful balance of input costs to produce the optimum yield... Page 2 effect when increased levels of nitrogen are applied to wheat: the first 125kg/ha of fertiliser gives a clear and strongly positive increase in yield, from about 0.5t/ha to around 3.5t/ha (i.e. increasing returns)... Estimating the marginal cost and returns borne from each enterprise's production function will assist with decisions around whether we should apply the next unit of input, such as nitrogen to wheat, canola or peas...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Getting the most profitable results from your farm business requires a careful balance of input costs to produce the optimum yield... Page 2 effect when increased levels of nitrogen are applied to wheat: the first 125kg/ha of fertiliser gives a clear and strongly positive increase in yield, from about 0.5t/ha to around 3.5t/ha (i.e. increasing returns)... Estimating the marginal cost and returns borne from each enterprise's production function will assist with decisions around whether we should apply the next unit of input, such as nitrogen to wheat, canola or peas...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Getting the most profitable results from your farm business requires a careful balance of input costs to produce the optimum yield... Page 2 effect when increased levels of nitrogen are applied to wheat: the first 125kg/ha of fertiliser gives a clear and strongly positive increase in yield, from about 0.5t/ha to around 3.5t/ha (i.e. increasing returns)... Estimating the marginal cost and returns borne from each enterprise's production function will assist with decisions around whether we should apply the next unit of input, such as nitrogen to wheat, canola or peas...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A new research project aims to increase knowledge of damaging snail and slug species and provide grain growers with information to allow them to effectively and economically manage these pests... "DAFWA researchers will investigate relationships between climate and abiotic factors - soil acidity, soil amelioration and crop rotation - and snail and slug activity, and subsequent crop damage," Mr Duncan said... "Applicable to growers along WA's south coast, the project will investigate effective baiting options for the control of small pointed snails," Mr Duncan said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Savings in herbicide cost have to cover the extra pass... "This result gave me confidence that SSWM can allow the cost-effective treatment of small areas with high rates of expensive herbicides, rather than prioritising paddocks in order of weed burden and targeting herbicide application ... Each patch within each paddock can be targeted ."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Weed maps from the previous season can be used to carefully target expensive herbicides on small patches of weeds.. Savings in herbicide cost have to cover the extra pass... Each patch within each paddock can be targeted ."..
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