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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Mace has rapidly become the dominant variety in WA for a number of very good reasons and is unlikely to be displaced in the immediate future... Data was sorted by Agzone (see Shackley et al 2012 for map of Agzones of WA), previous crop, subsoil pH, and/or sowing date to look for any specific adaptation of any of the newer varieties compared to Wyalkatchem or Mace... Recent research has also shown that the Spear type wheats (especially Yitpi) are slightly less susceptible to frost damage at flowering than Wyalkatchem types (Ben Biddulph pers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Making variable rate application (VRA) a simple, cost effective process in the Mallee.. Finally you will need a compatible Console or VRA screen, costing around $8000-$10,000... Apart from mechanical compatibility (which has improved dramatically in the last 2 -3 years), most of the complexity in VRA systems comes from the software requirements to either, create or convert fertiliser and seed application maps to a format that the console will read...
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GRDC invests in northern research talent.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is helping secure the future of young researchers in the northern industry with the presentation of a new career enhancement award... GRDC Northern Panel chair James Clark said the work of young researchers was crucial to the future productivity of the grains industry and the development of effective solutions to agronomic, crop nutrition and soil nutrition challenges in the longer term...
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Weeds compete against crops for valuable moisture, light and nutrients, but growers can take steps in coming weeks to help their wheat crops fight back and stop the weeds winning... Mr Newman said the seed size of wheat varieties varied considerably and growers should take this into account when calculating seeding rates and plant density... "In the eighth year of using this practice, these growers had no ryegrass in their focus paddocks and have averaged fewer than 1.5 ryegrass plants per square metre ever since," Mr Newman said...
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