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Preliminary results from a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supported trial at Gibson showed crop 'grazing' significantly reduced levels of the disease in barley, compared with ungrazed crops... DAFWA researcher Andrea Hills said that in July, more than 5 per cent of the lower leaves of ungrazed Baudin barley in the trial were infected by powdery mildew - the level at which the crop would normally be sprayed with fungicide... Ms Hills said the primary aim of the trial was to find out if growers could avoid having to apply an early fungicide spray by grazing their crops...
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After two years of trialling grazing barley, a West Australian northern wheatbelt family is this year making dual-purpose crops a major component of their profit strategy.. "Stock prices were strong last year, so we could gamble on the potential of losing some crop yield if the barley was compromised by grazing - but that did not appear to eventuate," he says... "Grazing a proportion of our crops allows us to lock up pasture paddocks to provide high-quality and quantity feed for weaners later in spring," Andrew says...
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In the wake of a challenging winter cereal-growing season in many districts, high grain quality has helped many growers offset yield losses caused by patchy rain and frost... Our wheat, which averaged 2.7 tonnes per hectare, was graded Australian Prime Hard 1 and 2; and the barley, which averaged 3.2t/ha, was malting grade... We've forward sold 1000t of wheat, and sold all the barley and faba beans at harvest, and we're marketing another 1000t of wheat, plus the chickpeas when prices are more profitable...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Early research on recently released bread and durum wheat varieties suggests some new varieties may have a more stable yield across wider row spacing... The best results are achieved with row spacings of 30cm or more and using +/-2cm accuracy guidance and autosteer... To establish soil nutrient status in systems using wider row spacing a modified approach to soil sampling is suggested...
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Early research on recently released bread and durum wheat varieties suggests some new varieties may have a more stable yield across wider row spacing... The best results are achieved with row spacings of 30cm or more and using +/-2cm accuracy guidance and autosteer... To establish soil nutrient status in systems using wider row spacing a modified approach to soil sampling is suggested...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Early research on recently released bread and durum wheat varieties suggests some new varieties may have a more stable yield across wider row spacing... The best results are achieved with row spacings of 30cm or more and using +/-2cm accuracy guidance and autosteer... To establish soil nutrient status in systems using wider row spacing a modified approach to soil sampling is suggested...
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Grower adoption and implementation of strategies to manage soil water repellence in farming systems.. No detailed time-series soil surveys have been conducted to confirm the perception that water repellence is increasing the expression of the constraint is easier to diagnose than most because of the obvious nature of the impacts on establishment, water infiltration and variable soil wetting... The grower intends to continue mouldboard ploughing and using the paired row seeder which is also a good implement for seeding ploughed areas...
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South Australia's Zwar family has built a productive cropping system founded on soil health, minimal disturbance, ground cover, diverse rotations, timeliness and consistency - ingredients that helped them rebuild after a devastating fire.. South Australian Southern Flinders Ranges grower Russell Zwar stands in a paddock of wheat stubble, overlooking his house and sheds... Other strategies to optimise disc performance included: adding weight to the seeder frame to create more down force to cut through the residue burden; replacing discs every 1200ha to combat abrasive soils; lifting the header front to 400 millimetres to improve disc movement through residue; introducing 19-centimetre row spacing for cereals; and aiming to complete seeding by 20 May (historically seeding could extend to early June) to avoid hair-pinning and achieve optimal disc performance in warm, dry conditions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
South Australia's Zwar family has built a productive cropping system founded on soil health, minimal disturbance, ground cover, diverse rotations, timeliness and consistency - ingredients that helped them rebuild after a devastating fire.. South Australian Southern Flinders Ranges grower Russell Zwar stands in a paddock of wheat stubble, overlooking his house and sheds... Other strategies to optimise disc performance included: adding weight to the seeder frame to create more down force to cut through the residue burden; replacing discs every 1200ha to combat abrasive soils; lifting the header front to 400 millimetres to improve disc movement through residue; introducing 19-centimetre row spacing for cereals; and aiming to complete seeding by 20 May (historically seeding could extend to early June) to avoid hair-pinning and achieve optimal disc performance in warm, dry conditions...
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Image of wheat seedling roots infected by Rhizoctonia.. Rhizoctonia-affected crops sown early into warm soil might not show bare patches, but can simply become uneven during winter as rhizoctonia attacks the crown roots... Up-to-date management information and links to resources about rhizoctonia can be found at the new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Hot Topic Managing rhizoctonia bare patch in WA available at www.grdc.com.au/RhizoctoniaBarePatchWA ...
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