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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Farm business grows on novel mix of options.. The plan was to cold-press canola to produce oil for use in animal feeds and biodiesel, with canola meal also sold for animal feed... Rob says there is nothing new in the technology to cold-press oilseeds, but it is the only operation of its kind in Tasmania...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Farm business grows on novel mix of options.. The plan was to cold-press canola to produce oil for use in animal feeds and biodiesel, with canola meal also sold for animal feed... Rob says there is nothing new in the technology to cold-press oilseeds, but it is the only operation of its kind in Tasmania...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The aim of the project was to investigate the use of compost as a partial substitute for synthetic phosphorus (P) fertilisers in Vietnam... Results of the project indicated that the use of compost as a substitute for synthetic P fertiliser is a viable solution to the predicted increases in demand and cost of mined P fertiliser... While glasshouse results showed that synthetic fertilisers are able to be substituted with compost, a nutritionally balanced field trial which uses more appropriate sampling times, as well as a collection of plant tissue samples, is proposed as an area for further research...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Many growers are turning to compost to help sustain and improve their soils - spreading it onto topsoils and incorporating it, even drilling it, into the subsoil... Compost is a broad term describing a product that can be sourced from various animal and plant production systems (chicken, pig, dairy, plant waste) and can be mixed with other components including animal bodies, body parts and industrial waste... Keep all ruminant animals out of a paddock spread with compost for at least 21 days (or longer if the quantity used is more than 15 cubic metres per hectare)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Compost treatments come with a caution.. Many growers are turning to compost to help sustain and improve their soils - spreading it onto topsoils and incorporating it, even drilling it, into the subsoil... Compost is a broad term describing a product that can be sourced from various animal and plant production systems (chicken, pig, dairy, plant waste) and can be mixed with other components including animal bodies, body parts and industrial waste...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The investigation has revealed that there exists a lack of information in Australia relating to the use of organic by-products as fertilisers and soil ameliorants in its cropping systems... While research has been conducted using piggery, chicken, cattle manures and biosolids, it has only been very short term and mostly at rates designed to show an effect within the short time- frame of funding rather than at application rates growers can reasonably be expected to use... At the locations, the application of different forms of by-product at different rates and levels of soil incorporation would be assessed for impacts on yield and soil quality over five seasons...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
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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