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" Over the Fence: Disease control benefits with dual purpose crops - Nov 2011 09 August 2012 Not only have dual-purpose crops delivered for the bottom line for Ravensthorpe farmer Luke Caelli, it has also revealed an unexpected benefit for disease control... Mr Caelli this year trialled 95 hectares of malting variety barley, Gairdner, as a dual purpose crop... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" The 2012 N story and planning for 2013, Greg Condon, Junee, NSW 21 June 2013 Waterlogging drained about 80 kilograms a hectare of nitrogen from soils in parts of southern New South Wales in autumn last year... Junee agronomist Greg Condon says growers are being more proactive and strategic in using nutrient evaluation tools... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" Over the Fence: Stubble management protects yields from yellow leaf spot - Dec 2012 17 December 2012 Geurie grain grower Garry Evans has found proper stubble management is the most effective and efficient control for yellow leaf spot (YLS) disease in his wheat crop, with yield differences of up to 0.72 tonnes per hectare when compared to some fungicide treatments... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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[Photo (left) by Brad Collis: Bill Yates] "Tertiary education is the greatest gift anyone can give their kids, particularly when they are in agriculture, as it creates options within and beyond the farm," Bill says... "Education counters isolation, builds confidence, opens the way to establish networks and develops the capacity to analyse, plan and develop a business, to sift through the plethora of information into clear decision-making.".. With a Diploma of Agricultural Economics and a Masters in Professional Accounting, done externally following a Masters in Rural Science from the University of New England (UNE) in 1972, it is no surprise Bill also laments what he sees as a lack of business focus in agricultural research...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Growers: Matthew and Allie Steber Location: Doodlakine, Western Australia Farm size: 12,040 hectares Area cropped: 10,800ha Mean annual rainfall: 320 millimetres Soil types: mixed (sand over clay to red soils) Soil pH (calcium chloride): 4.8 to 8.0 (surface) Enterprises: cropping Typical crop rotation: depends on soil type Crops grown (2015): wheat (5800ha); canola (2130ha); barley (1620ha); lupins (510ha).. Matthew says his involvement in the research helped him accept that some parts of paddocks will always produce low yields, giving him the knowledge he needed to redistribute fertiliser to more productive parts of paddocks... By using a combination of data gleaned from many years of yield mapping, biomass imagery and his own knowledge of soil type variation, the research also gave Matthew the confidence to create prescription maps and set up the equipment needed for variable application of inputs...
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Growers: Matthew and Allie Steber Location: Doodlakine, Western Australia Farm size: 12,040 hectares Area cropped: 10,800ha Mean annual rainfall: 320 millimetres Soil types: mixed (sand over clay to red soils) Soil pH (calcium chloride): 4.8 to 8.0 (surface) Enterprises: cropping Typical crop rotation: depends on soil type Crops grown (2015): wheat (5800ha); canola (2130ha); barley (1620ha); lupins (510ha).. Matthew says his involvement in the research helped him accept that some parts of paddocks will always produce low yields, giving him the knowledge he needed to redistribute fertiliser to more productive parts of paddocks... By using a combination of data gleaned from many years of yield mapping, biomass imagery and his own knowledge of soil type variation, the research also gave Matthew the confidence to create prescription maps and set up the equipment needed for variable application of inputs...
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" Lime calculator turns around acidic soils 25 March 2013 Marchagee grain producer Clinton Hunt has worked out that spreading lime on the yellow sandplain country that makes up 70 per cent of his property is delivering him a net benefit of $85 per hectare per year... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" Over the Fence West: Building soil nitrogen without the input costs 20 May 2013 Despite harvesting wheat crops of up to 4 tonnes a hectare and taking more nitrogen out of his land than he has been putting in, Morawa grain grower and agronomist Bill Crabtree is recording massive increases in nitrogen in his soils... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" IWM as a tool to prevent herbicide resistance becoming an impediment to sustainable farming ACR4 Start Date: 01/04/2001.. With herbicide resistant ryegrass threatening to engulf the Western Australian (WA) wheat industry, a project was started in 1997 to demonstrate the feasibility of using options other than selective herbicides to combat this problem and provide for profitable cropping... As the problem was the presence of ryegrass, success could be measured by its absence or, alternatively, its presence in low numbers...
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GM pioneer flies a flag for science By Kellie Penfold When 230 growers turned up to a GM canola field day in August at Cunderdin, Western Australia, one of the three local 'first-time' GM pioneers faced a barrage of questions... [Photo (left) by Evan Collis: Cunderdin grower Norm Jenzen has planted 45 hectares of GM canola this year.].. Although harvest and resulting gross margins are still a way off, Norm urges fellow growers to consider the investment in more costly seed as an investment in a long-term weed-management strategy - as well as in research and development that will hopefully return growers even greater yielding or disease or frost-tolerant crops...
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