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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The outputs of this and previous projects confirm the ability of CQ grain growers to produce more grain from less water using an opportunity cropping strategy during a decade of low rainfall years (2000-2009) and still maintain a profitable industry... This group of activities showed that the technologies assessed in the project were not 'grower friendly', and that they needed a high level of expertise for successful use and adoption... Cropping frequency An assessment of cropping sequences over 10 years on the Moonggoo and Kilmore case study farms examined the potential for increasing the cropping frequency in CQ as a means of improving the profitability of grain production...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The Central Queensland (CQ) region, including the Central Highlands and Dawson/Callide subregions, is home to some 400 grain growers... The CQ production environment is characterised by a summer dominant extremely variable and often marginal rainfall... In response to the complex, flexible and risky CQ production environment, grain growers have developed a highly opportunistic production system that is based on maximizing the use of rainfall...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The Central Queensland (CQ) region, including the Central Highlands and Dawson/Callide subregions, is home to some 400 grain growers... The CQ production environment is characterised by a summer dominant extremely variable and often marginal rainfall... It has long been recognized that introduction of legumes and ley phases into cropping sequences are an important means by which long-term improvements in soil fertility can be achieved in CQ...
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