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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The main aim of the project was to measure the physical, financial and management benefits of adopting improved pasture varieties and/or management practices, and to list other benefits and difficulties as experienced by these farmers... The farm chosen for the case study in this region is responding to the need for a profitable rotation by making a significant shift from grain legume rotations to the establishment of improved pastures... With no chemical nitrogen needed for the cropping phase, savings are estimated at $51 to $85 a hectare...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Emissions target could put pressure on farm profits.. Through a variety of means, including R&D to lessen the emissions intensity of broadacre farming, agricultural emissions need to be lessened, or offset through reforestation... Technologies such as variable-rate precision agriculture and controlled-traffic technology, and more fuel-efficient machinery and transport services are part of the pathway forward...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The report deals with key interactions, impacts and trade-offs relating to the soil-plant-animal system while largely ignoring specific production aspects... A key aim of the report was to identify management options, knowledge gaps and opportunities for future research and development (R&D)... Livestock are recognised as increasing the risk of soil erosion and soil compaction, but they also provide an important option for weed control and the management of herbicide resistant weeds...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... Our farming system had changed rapidly from one of mixed crop and livestock to intensive irrigated crop and I wanted to examine the importance of integrating livestock/pasture into a cropping system to ensure the long term productivity of our land... Although of limited success I believe these are important steps in educating the general public about how their food, fibre and increasingly energy are produced...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
There is a renewed interest in the value of livestock as a risk management tool in the wake of escalating crop input costs, climate variability and fluctuating commodity prices... Negative impacts of livestock on soil structure and surface cover must be balanced against consumer demands and constraints of no-till cropping, including weed control issues, lack of soil cover and disease... Integration of livestock in no-till systems - possible pros and cons advantages: non-chemical control of pests including herbicide-resistant weeds; increased biodiversity in plant and soil communities; higher soil organic carbon levels; more available nutrients (nitrogen); and use of excess crop residues and failed crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
There is a renewed interest in the value of livestock as a risk management tool in the wake of escalating crop input costs, climate variability and fluctuating commodity prices... Negative impacts of livestock on soil structure and surface cover must be balanced against consumer demands and constraints of no-till cropping, including weed control issues, lack of soil cover and disease... Integration of livestock in no-till systems - possible pros and cons advantages: non-chemical control of pests including herbicide-resistant weeds; increased biodiversity in plant and soil communities; higher soil organic carbon levels; more available nutrients (nitrogen); and use of excess crop residues and failed crops...
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