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  • Novel analysis to improve utility of on-farm research
    Novel analysis to improve utility of on-farm research
    Region: West, 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
    Region: West, 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
    Region: West, 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
    Region: West, 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
    Region: West, 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

  • Competitive crops a crucial key in weed management
    Competitive crops a crucial key in weed management
    Region: West, 22 Sep 2021

    An investment has identified the importance of combining cultural weed management tactics with robust herbicide packages in driving down the weed seedbank.

  • Prior harvest lessons increase returns for growers
    Prior harvest lessons increase returns for growers
    Region: West, 02 Sep 2021

    During last season’s harvest, these growers all struggled to get the most out of their harvest. This harvest they’ve kicked off with some improvements that will surely increase their yield and output.

  • Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones
    Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones
    Region: West, 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.

  • Improving harvester set-up ‘money in the bank’: grower
    Improving harvester set-up ‘money in the bank’: grower
    Region: West, 25 Aug 2021

    GRDC will offer a series of free harvester forum workshops across WA designed to help growers to reduce grain losses and improve profitability.

  • Search for tools to lift high-rainfall yields
    Search for tools to lift high-rainfall yields
    Region: West, 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.

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