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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project was designed to provide information about the ability of biserrula ( Biserrula pelecinus) pastures to contribute to grain production systems in the medium and low rainfall wheatbelt areas of Western Australia... Pasture crop rotation trials demonstrated that biserrula and its rhizobia are capable of persistence through at least three consecutive cereal crops, allowing farmers to crop more frequently and still retain legume dominant pastures... Further work is required to identify what appears to be a secondary plant compound in biserrula that can induce photosensitisation in some environmental circumstances...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Biserrula has emerged out of the CRC for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) and the National Annual Pasture Legume Improvement Program (NAPLIP) as an exciting prospect for wheatbelt pastures in southern and western Australia... Biserrula appears to have some protection against false breaks of season (germinating rains followed by drought) as seeds soften in the late summer-autumn period... Biserrula is a high-quality forage, can set seed under high grazing pressure and has an acid-tolerant rhizobia which can persist on soils with a pH as low as 4.0...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
FINAL REPORT DAW00032: Improving weed management with biserrula in the pasture phase of WA cropping systems - Dr Clinton Revell, DAFWA.. In October, the biserrula treatment had higher legume content (FOO and % of total) than the other treatments except for the subclover treatment, which had a non-significant difference in the legume % (Table 10)... At the end of the growing season in 2003 there appeared to be preferential grazing by the sheep resulting in the biserrula-based pasture having the highest legume content and lowest grass and broadleaf content...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
FINAL REPORT DAW00032: Improving weed management with biserrula in the pasture phase of WA cropping systems - Dr Clinton Revell, DAFWA Result Summary (i) Pasture /crop rotation trial - Cunderdin (central wheatbelt).. Santorini Rotations: PCPCP, PCCCP Tillage in crop years: cultivate/seed (CS), direct drill (DD) Main plot size: 35m x 12m, three replicates.. 1.after plots cultivated for CS treatment..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Summer sowing hard-seeded annual pasture legumes, using seed harvested on-farm, has been a robust method of establishing pastures on Mike O'Hare's New South Wales property.. Ms Hackney says the high feed availability of all species, but particularly the biserrula, in autumn/winter is of substantial value to mixed-farming enterprises and has implications for increased nitrogen fixation for subsequent crops... Overall, lamb live-weight gains averaged 350 grams per head per day when measured over 56 days during spring 2014...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by Department of Agriculture.. Agribusiness Crop Updates 2004 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.. Overall, consistent yield increases were seen at nearly all sites treated with the two best strains (Table 2), even though the commercial fungicide was not effective...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Final Report DAW00032: Improving weed management with biserrula in the pasture phase of WA cropping.. Casbah will persist through several years of crop has accumulated since the first experiments were conducted with this species in 1995-97, we have little hard data from controlled experiments to document and quantify this aspect of its performance... Using a novel system for estimating rhizobial numbers, where all three legumes are grown together in 100 ml vials, the Centre for Rhizobial Studies (CRS) followed rhizobial numbers in all plots in 2005 and in all rhizospheres for all species in the experiment...
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