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soil microbiology

Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I firmly believe that farmers are in the business of producing multiple commodities not just wool or wheat but are custodians of the environment not just for themselves but for society as a whole... As my knowledge expanded and my business increased I began to pass on that knowledge to farmers in an effort to encourage them to plant natives on farms... In the past we have focused as farmers on production and maximising yields...
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3.4 MECHANISATION - PLANT ESTABLISHMENT DIRECT SEEDING VERSUS TRANSPLANTING Transplanting is the most common method used in Australia for plant establishment... The time will come where it will be illegal to use and in any case their use should be affecting the farmers" environmental conscience... When is comes to looking into alternative methods for weed and disease control there is a need for progressive farmers to realise changes will confront the industry with regards to limitations on chemical use...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Australian research is beginning to reveal the impact of farming practices on soil microbiology and how this affects the supply of yield-boosting nutrients to crops... Dr Phillips said research was exploring whether previous crops influenced microbial community functioning in subsequent cropping years; whether differences in the amount and quality of residue/stubble impacted microbial communities responsible for transforming organic and mineral N to plant-available N; and whether agronomic practices such as tillage and depth of fertiliser placement could be strategically used to manipulate N-cycling microbial communities... Caption: Soil microbiologist Lori Phillips says current research is aimed at determining the make-up of microbial communities in the soil, their role in nutrient cycling and how farming practices influence microbial activity...
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I felt strongly motivated to find ways we could scientifically analyse what we were doing to gauge the efficacy of methods we were adopting... Catherine Harvey Biological Farming: A Practic1a.l Guide Sidney Myer Fund 15 capacity (CEC) depends very much on the soil element composition, which in turn is dependant on the parent rock and the level of weathering that has occurred... Catherine Harvey Biological Farming: A Practic1a.l Guide Sidney Myer Fund 50 yields increase from 10 to 300%...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Author/s: Soil Microbiology Section Published: 2010.. Root-lesion nematodes can take half your yield... Break up the soil by hand in a bucket so that all pieces are less than 1 cm in size keeping the six lots separate (Failing to do so may incur a processing fee of $78.41)...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Author/s: Soil Microbiology Section Published: 2010.. Root-lesion nematodes can take half your yield... Break up the soil by hand in a bucket so that all pieces are less than 1 cm in size keeping the six lots separate (Failing to do so may incur a processing fee of $78.41)...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Author/s: Soil Microbiology Section Published: 2010.. Root-lesion nematodes can take half your yield... Break up the soil by hand in a bucket so that all pieces are less than 1 cm in size keeping the six lots separate (Failing to do so may incur a processing fee of $78.41)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Soil microbiologists at the University of Melbourne are unlocking the secrets of soil bacteria... Each gram of soil, about a teaspoon full, has about one billion bacteria in it... To harness soil bacteria for a more productive or sustainable agriculture, we need to know what these bacteria do in the soil...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Pulse and oilseed legumes such as soybeans and peanuts form associations with rhizobia bacteria, causing nodules to form on roots... The nitrogen (N) fixed by the legume is strongly linked to the productivity of that crop... Initial results showed that the growth and yield of soybean was significantly improved by inoculation with Group H rhizobia (strain CB1809), but the form in which the inoculant was applied made little or no difference to productivity - even under suboptimal moisture conditions after planting...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Pulse and oilseed legumes such as soybeans and peanuts form associations with rhizobia bacteria, causing nodules to form on roots... The nitrogen (N) fixed by the legume is strongly linked to the productivity of that crop... Initial results showed that the growth and yield of soybean was significantly improved by inoculation with Group H rhizobia (strain CB1809), but the form in which the inoculant was applied made little or no difference to productivity - even under suboptimal moisture conditions after planting...
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