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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
DR JEFF BALDOCK - CSIRO Land and Water "Options for increasing Soil Carbon content".. MARK SEYMOUR, Department of Agriculture and Food WA "Crop sequence experiments conducted in Western Australia".. CONCURRENTPROGRAM Eight years of IWM smashes ryegrass seed banks by 98% Interaction of glyphosate rate, annual ryegrass growth stage and environmental conditions on the performance of glyphosate for control of annual ryegrass Keeping some Group A (ACCase) herbicides working despite widespread ACCase herbicide resistance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The introduction of cover crops into no-till farming systems can provide increased soil cover, add diversity to the system and smother weeds... The primary function of cover crops is to produce biomass and provide continuous ground cover that protects the soil from erosion, conserves moisture, suppresses weeds, adds diversity, promotes soil biological activity and increases soil fertility through nutrient cycling... The main outcome of this project was to encourage growers to use cover crops in the rotation...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Increasing the capacity of wheat to extract phosphorus from soils... High-grade P fertilizer is manufactured from rock phosphate which is a limited resource mined from of a few major deposits in north Africa, China and the USA. Rock phosphate it is a highly traded commodity on the world market and demands for fertilizer are expected to increase significantly over the next 50 years... Large price fluctuations during 2007/2008 saw the cost of phosphorus fertilizers in Australia rise by 400% which was detrimental to farmer profits...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Increasing the capacity of wheat to extract phosphorus from soils... High-grade P fertilizer is manufactured from rock phosphate which is a limited resource mined from of a few major deposits in north Africa, China and the USA. Rock phosphate it is a highly traded commodity on the world market and demands for fertilizer are expected to increase significantly over the next 50 years... Large price fluctuations during 2007/2008 saw the cost of phosphorus fertilizers in Australia rise by 400% which was detrimental to farmer profits...
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