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issue 153 july august 2021

This page shows the articles in issue 153 july august 2021 of GroundCover. As articles are developed and published online, the list below will grow until all articles are available.

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  • Harnessing the short and long-term effects of gypsum
    Harnessing the short and long-term effects of gypsum
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 29 Aug 2021

    Gypsum has both short and long-term impacts on soil sodicity. In the short term it increases salinity to suppress dispersion. In the long term it replaces sodium on soil particles with calcium.

  • Project digs deep to understand whether soil changes add up
    Project digs deep to understand whether soil changes add up
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 28 Aug 2021

    Alleviating subsoil constraints can lead to yield gains, but these changes need to be considered as capital investments

  • Fast start for winter crops fuels optimism
    Fast start for winter crops fuels optimism
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 27 Aug 2021

    A strong start to the winter cropping program has given growers confidence about the 2021 season. There have been good rains across many parts of Australia's growing regions.

  • Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones
    Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 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
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 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.

  • Can machine learning solve complex grain production challenges?
    Can machine learning solve complex grain production challenges?
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 19 Aug 2021

    GRDC’s investment in exploring potential applications for machine learning technology to help solve complex plant breeding and production challenges has produced some early successes

  • Loamy soils’ potassium status under review
    Loamy soils’ potassium status under review
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 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.

  • Research sheds light on gypsum’s role in tackling soil acidity
    Research sheds light on gypsum’s role in tackling soil acidity
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 09 Aug 2021

    Some growers are looking at gypsum as an option to tackle subsoil acidity. As gypsum is more soluble than lime, some people think that gypsum and lime will move into acidic layers faster than lime alone, and that gypsum can counteract toxic aluminium.

  • Risk management means weeds management for SA grower
    Risk management means weeds management for SA grower
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 07 Aug 2021

    Andrew runs the family’s mixed farming enterprise. He says the wild radish problem turned a lot of people away from growing pulses in the region, but that is now changing due to new chemistry and new techniques.

  • Basics of farming a formula for success
    Basics of farming a formula for success
    Issue 153, July-August 2021 - 06 Aug 2021

    Grain growers must get the basics right to give themselves the best chance of success. Failure to do so can result in a devastating loss of time, money and effort.

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