GroundCover™ 135: July – August 2018

Feature Articles

  • Dry conditions prompt rethink on crop mix
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    Dry conditions prompt rethink on crop mix

    Grain grower Jeff Bennett has focused his Condobolin, NSW, cropping program on wheat and barley this year as a risk...

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  • Australian grain traders strengthen China/Asia ties
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    Australian grain traders strengthen China/Asia ties

    AGIC Asia conferences help maintain and grow Australia’s grain markets with key trading partners....

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  • A profitable stubble system
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    A profitable stubble system

    Stubble is retained on about 60% of Australia’s cropped land, with this requiring significant farming practice change by Australian farmers....

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  • Stubble management begins at harvest
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    Stubble management begins at harvest

    Take a flexible approach to managing stubble to ensure you do not compromise on the big things: weeds, diseases, pests...

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    Public warming to biotech

    The Royal Society in the UK finds that public perceptions of gene technologies are favourable when applied equitably to improve human, animal and crop health

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    Stubble management begins at harvest

    Take a flexible approach to managing stubble to ensure you do not compromise on the big things: weeds, diseases, pests and timeliness

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    Emergence a testing time for HRZ canola

    Emergence a testing time for HRZ canola

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    A profitable stubble system

    Stubble is retained on about 60% of Australia’s cropped land, with this requiring significant farming practice change by Australian farmers. This Supplement is a snapshot of key recommendations for stubble management and explores the outcomes of

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    Profitable header set-up

    A flexible approach to managing stubble means crops can be harvested high or low, depending on the season, stubble load and weed management, and that strategies can be implemented postharvest

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    Stubble retention on Kangaroo Island

    Agriculture Kangaroo Island and the MacKillop Farm Management Group worked with growers to see how they were addressing the challenges of stubble-retention in this high-rainfall environment (550mm) with a range of soil types

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    Hitting the target with pre-emergent herbicides

    How you manage stubble at harvest affects the efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides applied next season

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    What's all the row about row spacings?

    Growers considering changes to row spacing and row placement need to weigh up all the benefits and risks to limit the impact on crop yields and the weed population

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    Grazing benefits stubble-retention cropping systems as well as…

    Grazing can ultimately increase the profitability of the whole system for mixed farms

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    South Australian growers reap the benefits of HWSC

    In stubble-retained farming systems harvest weed-seed control provides one of the most effective methods of reducing the grass weed seedbank but make sure the weed seeds are captured by the header