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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In the short history of white settlement we have hastened the natural attrition of these regions by thousands of years... Overall, the works had started to filter washed soil and trap it on the upstream side of each filter there has been only one significant rain event, of 50mm, since the project was completed... Overall, the information reported was of a similar nature to that currently presented and generally accepted by the majority of producers in Australia...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Finally to the numerous farmers, business people and researchers I met around the world that were also very generous with their time and knowledge, thank you... It is widely regarded that cactus is high yielding, highly palatable and a readily available source of carbohydrates but lacks crude protein and crude fibre to get the best performance out of cactus it needs to be supplemented with a cheap source of fibre and protein (Nefzaoui, Salem, Salem, 2000, p512 - 516)... Develop a farming operation where a normal budget would rely on less than 50% of traditional farming system to generate the income reducing exposure to financial risk in droughts...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Alternative species of perennial pasture legumes from southern Africa could help Australian producers fill traditional green feed gaps in autumn and late spring, the 17th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation has been told... The congress is being sponsored by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), hosted by the Centre for Rhizobium Studies (CRS) at Murdoch University, and supported by Curtin University, the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and the Perth Convention Centre... "Many Australian soils do not sustain traditional perennial legumes throughout the year because of stresses such as acidity, low clay content, low nutrient status and low rainfall."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Wheat and barley varieties with genes that provide resistance to Russian wheat aphid ( Diuraphis noxia ) could be available to Australian grain growers as early as the 2014 season... Associate Professor Cakir leads a team of researchers from CSIRO and the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and international collaborators from the US, France, Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Turkey and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)... Resistant varieties have been sourced from the US, Kenya and South Africa, as well as from international seed collections at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico and ICARDA in Syria...
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