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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Oats underpin mixed-farm management.. A farming family from Condobolin in central New South Wales is endeavoring to turn every drop of rain into grain, with opportunity oat crops providing management flexibility.. James (left) and Graham McDonald and their family grow Yarran oats on their properties near Condobolin, New South Wales...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Oats underpin mixed-farm management.. A farming family from Condobolin in central New South Wales is endeavoring to turn every drop of rain into grain, with opportunity oat crops providing management flexibility.. James (left) and Graham McDonald and their family grow Yarran oats on their properties near Condobolin, New South Wales...
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The farms which work on high volume mostly use conventional methods with some alternative practices used such as green manure crops, cover crops and composted material... Their conventional production system uses holistic methods to ensure sustainable agriculture, including practices like compost at 4-5 tonnes per hectare per year spread over the fields, and six-year rotations as a minimum for vegetables... Many of the businesses using conventional methods realised the importance of soil health and the need to improve their soils to maintain current production...
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The national pulse breeding program having great success providing regional solutions for grain growers... Pulse Breeding Australia drives the Pulse 23.12: research done ... 308.37: Eric Armstrong: These represent the three different types 310.53: of peas that we grow and market 312.02: Narrator: The other message these research agronomists 314.71: would like growers to hear is to treat pulse crops as seriously as they do wheat and canola...
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Mallee grower Allen Buckley has lifted the health of soils on his Waikerie, South Australia, farm... Growers: Allen and Jenny Buckley Location: Waikerie, South Australia Area: 5000 hectares Crops: wheat, cover crops Livestock: 1000 Merino ewes, half joined to Merino rams and half to cross-bred rams Soils: predominantly sandy Average annual rainfall: 250 millimetres (160mm growing season).. Allen is also experimenting with cover crops - another unusual sight in the Mallee - after seeing the results of CSIRO and South Australian Research and Development Institute trials on his farm and visiting growers in the US who sow a mixed cover crop rather than a monoculture...
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Foreword The aim of the research was to find a cover crop, preferably a legume that was fast growing, would leave a heavy stubble residue after knock down, increase the fertility of the soil and reduce soil erosion... The paper outlines cover crops seen in Brazil, USA and France, their purpose, and the idea of planting more than one cover species in a fallow... A farm managed under this system provides the armour to protect the soil from wind and water erosion and acts as a buffer to protect soil life from extreme temperatures' (Brown, 2012)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
" Date: 01.03.2007 Cover story: Western region - Flower spreads the mustard and saves rain coverwest Mustard is staking a claim for a place in no-till systems as a cover crop that can boost biomass, increase plant diversity and help make cropping systems more drought-resilient... [Photo (left) by Evan Collis: Dr Ken Flower, WANTFA scientific officer and trial manager: hardy Indian mustard should grow well in drier areas, offering multiple benefits including diversity, ground cover and potentially biodiesel.] "It is a significant amount of biomass, particularly in this (2006) season," says Ken Flower, trial manager and WA No-Tillage Farmers Association scientific officer... Dr Flower says the hardy Indian mustard should grow well in drier areas, providing benefits of plant diversity, ground cover and future potential income from biodiesel. "..
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