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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Table 1 shows that when planting between October and the 1 st of January, there is an 80% chance of receiving at least 107-126 mm of in-crop rainfall this calculation does not consider the impact of rainfall timing on crop demand... I have used 100 mm as an average loss figure for a summer crop in this region... Figure 4 supports the back of the envelope calculation suggesting the 180mm of starting water is the minimum required to achieve a 3t yield 6 to 8 years in 10...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In Australia's northern grains region, FHB is considered one of the top five most damaging wheat diseases, causing an average $9 million in lost production every year... Although the disease does not occur often in Australia, growers are advised to be aware of its potential and to stay informed... Dr Stephen Neate, from the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), leads research on FHB in Queensland and says the disease can cause significant yield loss, quality reductions and downgrading of grain...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In Australia's northern grains region, FHB is considered one of the top five most damaging wheat diseases, causing an average $9 million in lost production every year... Although the disease does not occur often in Australia, growers are advised to be aware of its potential and to stay informed... Dr Stephen Neate, from the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), leads research on FHB in Queensland and says the disease can cause significant yield loss, quality reductions and downgrading of grain...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Dr Malcolm Ryley from Agri-Science Queensland says summer crops in the northern grain-growing region can harbour fungal diseases that cause major yield losses in subsequent winter crops... "Sorghum crops should not be planted into or near winter cereal stubble likely to be infected with the pathogen," Dr Ryley says... Dr Ryley says favourable conditions for plant diseases in the past year show some pathogens can be found well outside their usual range...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Northern chickpea growers could incur additional disease management costs this year by failing to ensure the identity and purity of their varieties... NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) plant pathologist Dr Kevin Moore recommended that growers obtain their seed from a registered seed merchant or implement a quality control system if retaining their own seed, to avoid accidental contamination or misidentification of a seed lot... "The best option is for growers to purchase seed from accredited seed merchants or their agencies to avoid varietal contamination and keep markets and disease management options secure - you can't manage what you don't know...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is urging growers to take a proactive approach to varietal purity this year in order to maximise crop yield potential and capitalise on the current bullish market... NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) plant pathologist Dr Kevin Moore recommended that growers obtain their seed from a registered seed merchant or implement a quality control system if retaining their own seed, to avoid accidental contamination or misidentification of a seed lot... "The best option is for growers to purchase seed from accredited seed merchants or their agencies to avoid varietal contamination and keep markets and disease management options secure - you can't manage what you don't know...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
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
A leading plant pathologist has urged growers to carefully consider how they sequence or rotate consecutive grain crops to minimise plant diseases resulting from the increased use of pulses and summer crops in rotations... Dr Malcolm Ryley from Agri-Science Queensland says summer crops in the northern grain-growing region can harbour fungal diseases that cause major yield losses in subsequent winter crops... "Sorghum crops should not be planted into or near winter cereal stubble likely to be infected with the pathogen," Dr Ryley says...
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