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Author: Dr Sue Knights

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  • Novel analysis to improve utility of on-farm research
    Novel analysis to improve utility of on-farm research
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 13 Oct 2021

    Innovative analysis is enabling more accurate interpretation of large-scale trials to inform management decisions. Combining yield maps, drone information, gross margins and potential more data will lead to vastly improved decision making for growers.

  • Good seasons blur wetters’ benefit
    Good seasons blur wetters’ benefit
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 12 Oct 2021

    Although season and soil type can influence their efficacy, wetters are another tool for growers looking for shorter-term and economical means to improve productivity from non-wetting soils.

  • Tackling clay with care after years of experience
    Tackling clay with care after years of experience
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 08 Oct 2021

    Peter Luberda shares his knowledge of clay spreading gained over many years.

  • Years of spreading clay provide valuable lessons
    Years of spreading clay provide valuable lessons
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 05 Oct 2021

    Years of patient and thoughtful clay spreading by Peter Luberda on a property near Esperance has resulted in persisting productivity increases. Peter shares how taking a whole farm approach with a long-term view is paying dividends.

  • Mindset change to underpin new tools for low-rainfall cropping systems
    Mindset change to underpin new tools for low-rainfall cropping systems
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 03 Oct 2021

    Growers in the low-rainfall zones of Western Australia are being encouraged to rethink cropping systems, to review the role of fallow and to consider the returns of crop sequences on a longer timeframe

  • Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones
    Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 26 Aug 2021

    Frost is a complex cropping constraint to manage but growers have benefited from sharing their experiences through pre-seeding workshops in Western Australia. The major focus was on zoning paddocks according to their frost risk and managing them accordingly.

  • Search for tools to lift high-rainfall yields
    Search for tools to lift high-rainfall yields
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 20 Aug 2021

    Preliminary results for barley from the Hyper Yielding Crop project in Western Australia indicate yield could be boosted through sourcing more appropriately adapted varieties.

  • Loamy soils’ potassium status under review
    Loamy soils’ potassium status under review
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 17 Aug 2021

    Potassium depletion of loamy soils in Western Australia has been the subject of new attention. Better growth in windrows on these soils could be an indicator of declining soil potassium supply more broadly across these soil types.

  • Improved sowing date data to lift crop potential
    Improved sowing date data to lift crop potential
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 16 Aug 2021

    A seamless phenology pipeline is being developed by GRDC to deliver customised sowing dates for varieties to improve crop productivity. It is the collective effort of local and international researchers.

  • Multi-skilled team gets the edge on climate
    Multi-skilled team gets the edge on climate
    Author: Dr Sue Knights, 03 Aug 2021

    A mix of tertiary qualifications and off-farm experience together with the latest crop genetics and precision planting techniques are being used by the Watson and Swift families to inform their cropping management practices in the volatile rainfall area near Parkes, NSW.

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