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Interview with Ian Shannon of Ezy Lime

Overview of the Ezy Lime, Parkes operation and insight into the production of lime.
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Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems with Retained Stubble Across Various Rainfall Environments – Summary of GRDC Stubble Project

Authors: (Compiled by Tony Swan) Tony Swan (CSIRO Agriculture), Paul Breust (SFS), Claire Brown (BCG), Amanda Cook, Blake Gontar (SARDI), James Hunt (CSIRO Agriculture, La Trobe University (current address), Kellie Jones (FarmLink Research), Clive Kirkby (CSIRO Agriculture), Helen McMillan (CWFS), Michael Nash (SARDI), Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group), Trent...
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Pros and Cons of Longer Season Varieties in Central West Cropping Environments

A paper by Dr Neil Fettell of CWFS and others, published by the GRDC. Take home messages Longer season wheat varieties have the potential to give greater yields than quicker varieties, particularly when sown into high levels of stored soil moisture Effective fallow weed control and stubble retention increase the...
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The Chemical and Structural Benefits of Lime on Soil

The application of lime provides both vital chemical and structural benefits to soil. Their role is pivotal in combating acidity and dispersion issues associated with soil. The addition of lime in the form of calcium carbonate acts to consume hydrogen ions contributing to acidity as well as removing thick cation...
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2016 Commercial Stubble vs Cereal

2016 Cereal response to stubble treatments in Central Western NSW Key Points from 2016 Burning or cultivating 2015 stubbles tended to produce higher yields, however this was only significant at UngarieHigh rainfall and a soft finish removed the benefit of stored soil moisture that stubble retained systems may have providedNitrogen...
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Sowing Early to Maximise Wheat Yield on Long Fallow 2016 Fact Sheet

Early sowing is essential in order to maximise yield of wheat crops grown on long (18 month) fallow. Long fallowing and early sowing are complementary practices, as the fallow reduces weeds and diseases which can be difficult to control in early sown crops, and early sowing with slow-developing cultivars allows...
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2016 CWFS Research Compendium

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Sowing Early to Maximise Wheat Yield on Long Fallow

Within the Central Western area sowing early has become an essential component of maximising wheat yields on long fallows (18months). The practices of long fallowing and early sowing are quite often complimentary to one another as the fallow reduces the pressure of weeds and diseases that can quite often be...
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Beef Breeding Basics

Dan Murphy (Western Rivers Veterinary Group) speaks on getting the basics right with breeding beef cattle – mainly fertility, pregnancy and bull testing and vaccination. Filmed at CWFS and Tottenham’s Top Woodlands Agricultural Bureau’s 2016 Spring field day, on 6 October.
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