Jamie Marslen and Craig Blackshaw are spreading and spraying contractors from Trafalgar in Gippsland, and when they looked for more flexible and efficient methods to apply nitrogen fertiliser for their customers
The aim of the soil coring program has been to involve dryland cropping landholders with Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) Inc.
Like playing chess, outwitting annual ryegrass, a major weed in WA which can develop resistance to more than one herbicide at a time, requires constant vigilance and a strategic approach.
Access NVT website for varietal herbicide tolerance data.
Computer simulation, combined with long-term historical weather information, can explain changes in soil water content during the non-growing season, or fallow and how it impacts on drainage in the growing season.
At the GRDC supported 13th Barley Technical Symposium in Fremantle, Ian Foster, a climatologist with DAFWA and part of a multi-agency climate research program, suggested farm management practices may counteract some negative impacts of climate change.
CSIRO's new approach to reducing fertiliser run-off into the Great Barrier Reef has won best agriculture paper at an international conference on sugarcane.
‘Frontiers in Agriculture and Resource Management’.