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New report gives insights into grain farm practices.. The report's co-author and GRDC Farm Practices Project Manager, Jan Edwards, says that in comparing the two sets of data, the percentage of farm income flowing from winter cereals has increased in most parts of Australia, (except for central Queensland and parts of Western Australia) and it remains at 66 to 67 per cent of farm income nationally... Ms Edwards said tillage practices had shown some changes since the previous survey, with the percentage of the crop planted using zero or no-tillage remaining high at more than 60 per cent of the hectares nationally, although the percentage has fallen in parts of SA, Victoria and NSW...
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94 Average percentage of crop area where plant-available water was assessed through the crop period in 2011 (map) ........................................................................................................................................ TABLE 72 Average percentage of crop area where plant-available water was assessed at planting.. FIGURE 116 Average percentage of crop area where plantavailable water was assessed through the crop period in 2011..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The main risks associated with dry sowing are weed management, crop establishment and frost... Dry sowing can boost crop yields, increase sown area and reduce the risks of end-of-season heat-stress events... Dr Minkey says dry sowing is best done when weed seedbanks are low to reduce the risk of yield loss from weed competition...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The report's co-author and GRDC Farm Practices Project Manager, Jan Edwards, says that in comparing the two sets of data, the percentage of farm income flowing from winter cereals has increased in most parts of Australia, (except for central Queensland and parts of Western Australia) and it remains at 66 to 67 per cent of farm income nationally... "The percentage of wheat in the cropping mix has increased in many regions of Australia, notably in the eastern states and the central and eastern areas of WA," she said... Ms Edwards said tillage practices had shown some changes since the previous survey, with the percentage of the crop planted using zero or no-tillage remaining high at more than 60 per cent of the hectares nationally, although the percentage has fallen in parts of SA, Victoria and NSW...
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The percentage of farm income derived from winter cereals has decreased in central Queensland and parts of Western Australia, a GRDC-commissioned survey has found... While there has been a slight fall in the percentage of farm income coming from winter cereals in central Queensland and parts of WA, the national position remains largely unchanged at 66 to 67 per cent... Overall, winter pulses and oilseeds remain a minor contributor to farm income, each representing less than three per cent of income nationally, although oilseeds are more popular in southern regions...
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Current farming systems expose farmers to heavy losses during good seasons when the risk of crop failure is low and returns could be maximised by additional levels of N... The SOI phases, originally developed in Queensland, can be used to identify a set of past years of similar climatic characteristics (analogue years) to the present season... Seasonal climate forecasting is a crucial tool for growers to micro-adjust and governments to macro-adjust economic strategies and policies to reduce impacts on private, estate and national economic objectives...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Including a legume pulse manure phase as well as a pulse in my continuous crop system is the plan for the future to provide 'home grown' organic nitrogen... The right pulse selection will provide a cash return as well as benefiting future crops... A pulse manure has many benefits and will add robustness and more balance to Neil's system as a manure phase mimics a pasture in that it can produce up to 200 kg/N/ha, providing background nitrogen for about 2 cereal crops as well as opportunities for IWM and a moisture conserving fallow...
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