Crops, Pasture and Fodder

 

Crops, pasture and fodder

Annual medic pastures at MAC 2009

Role of medics as break crop in annual mixed farming system and impact on following crop. Opportunities for improving crop production using pastures.

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12/04/2018
Alternatives to owning livestock for cropping businesses

Outlines alternatives to owning livestock for cropping businesses.  case studies include profit sharing, share farming, livestock leasing and ajistment.

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22/02/2018

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Trade off : when to terminate medic pastures in the Mallee 2012

Trade off between medic pasture growth and yield of a following cereal crop, with different medic pasture termination timings.

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15/04/2018
Pasture termination 2013

Trade off between medic pasture growth and yield of a following cereal crop, with different medic pasture termination timings.

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15/04/2018
Which vetch in my farming system?

Assessing performance of vetch lines in 2012.

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Sowing in February: Crazy or Clever?

Very early sowing of winter wheat for grazing and yield potential.

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Need early winter sheep feed ? Cereal pasture evaluation 2012

Growing season lengths did not necessarily influence variety feed value; both early and late maturing varieties performed equally well in the 2012 dry season. Hindmarsh barley was one of the best varieties: it consistently produced valuable feed at both sites and had highest grain yield at Birchip (ungrazed 3.1t/ha).

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15/04/2018
Canola mowing demonstration at Telford

Simulated grazing (mowing) reduced canola grain yield by 17%.

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15/04/2018
Grass weed management in pasture

Assessment of barley grass weed management with a two year medic pasture break. Impact on medic DM production, N, disease.

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14/04/2018
Demonstrating Pasture Zoning in the Upper North

Aim of the farm demonstration is to increase production and sustainability and reduce costs by identifying production zones across a property and managing these zones differently.

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14/04/2018
Powdery mildew resistant medics for the EP and Mallee

Improved lines of medics with powdery mildew resistance and SU tolerance. Improved pasture production.

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Improving medic pastures in low rainfall mixed farming systems - how to get the most free N

Trying to improve performance of medic pastures in establishment (inoculation, sown vs regen) and management phases (+/- grazing). Improving pastures and subsequent crops.

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Enriching upper Eyre Peninsula forage options

Assessing perennial shrubs for grazing on upper EP in the Enrich program. Improving feedbase options.

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14/04/2018
Forage crops for grazing at MAC 2010

Assessing multipurpose 'break crops' (cereals, broadleaves, forage peas, vetch) on upper EP.Opportunities for improving pasture and subsequent crops.

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Evaluation of perennial forage legumes on Eyre

Identifying alternative forage legumes for EP environment such as lucerne, cullen, tedera and sulla.

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Profitable crop sequences on upper Eyre Peninsula – the final year

The domination of cereals is increasing the need for non-cereal options to provide profitable rotational crops, disease breaks and weed control opportunities to sustain cereal production. 

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Profitable crop sequences in the low rainfall region of upper Eyre Peninsula 2015

Sulla establishment and production demonstration at Minnipa Ag Centre. Rhizoctonia levels rose unexpectedly under sulla. Non G&G product.

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Profitable crop sequences in the low rainfall region of upper Eyre Peninsula

Wheat yields after a two year break were a significant step up from wheat crops following a one year break, which were in turn, much better than the continuous wheat. Large break crop benefits of 0.5-1.25 t/ha were achieved following a two year non-cereal break

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14/04/2018
Effects on whole farm water use efficiency of lucerne crop transitions

Simulation study aimed at better understanding the mixed farming systems that include short-term (3-year) phases of lucerne. 

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14/04/2018
Long-term, 100 year, simulations of pasture-cropping system were compared to a separated crop and pasture system, and a long-phase crop and pasture systems at two locations; Wellington in New South Wales and Rutherglen in Victoria. Outputs were evaluated on both crop and pasture productivity measures, and measures of sustainability including organic carbon, percent ground cover, and deep drainage....
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14/04/2018
Fertility of Herbivores Consuming Phytoestrogen-Containing Medicago and Trifolium Species

Despite their unrivalled value in livestock systems, certain temperate, pasture, legume species and varieties may contain phytoestrogens which can lower flock/herd fertility. 

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Aim to help farmers explore available pasture options that reflect their land capability, maximise profitability and give them the confidence to make adaptations to their farming system. Different pasture species, adaptation to rainfall zone and soil texture, advantages and disadvantages and cost of establishment to help landholders identify the most appropriate pastures. It also provides informat...
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14/04/2018
The Trouble with sub

Opportunities to improve pasture production through capability development in soil nutrition. Describes work looking at the reduced nodulation in sub clover due to increased soil acidity and lack of key rhizobial nutrition.

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12/04/2018
Sheep Grazing on Crop Residues

Highlights opportunities for improved nitrogen mineralisation for cropping through incorporation of livestock. Identifies and quantifies the role of sheep grazing of stubbles in the breakdown of stubble and nitrogen mineralisation.

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12/04/2018
Benefiting from Optimum grazing management

Highlights opportunities to improve pasture utilisation and increase stocking rates. Summarises research on rotational grazing and paddock subdivision. 

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12/04/2018

Highlights opportunities to improve productivity through capability development in pasture management. Includes a survey of pasture establishment practices across the mixed farming region of southern NSW.

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12/04/2018
Assessing the adaption of long season wheats in SA

The current practice of sowing well adapted varieites at their optimum time is well suited to SA. However there may be opportunities to utlilise longer season varieties in some environments or where large seesing program prevent sowing all varieites in their optimum time is well suited to South Australia.

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12/04/2018
Wheat time of sowing and grazing

Well adapted winter wheats and longer growing season spring wheats have a role to play when sowing very early. 

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12/04/2018
New pasture varieties - Sulla management

Overview of the impacts of managing Sulla and herbide impacts 

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12/04/2018
Sulla viability as a forage legume

This paper explores the viability of the forage legume Sulla as a viable two-year break crop in the Southern region

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12/04/2018
Identifying the causes of unreliable N fixation by medic based pastures

Assessing the impact of nutrition, herbicides, adjuvants and rhizobial inoculants on N fixation by medics.

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Monitoring of no till cropping against grazing in winter and summer

A  collated 11 year history of a paddock comparison between no till and various grazing and stubble burning regimes.

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12/04/2018
Break crop market research for the high rainfall zone

Market research condcuted in 2010 to understand the motivations, attitudes and issues for growers and advisors using fodder (legume) break crops

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Weeds

Farmer Insights

Farming Systems Trial 2011

Compare the yields of crops grown under four different farming systems common to the Southern Mallee. Standard and Fuel Burners outyielded No Till, followed by Reduced Till, followed by Hungry Sheep.

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Livestock

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Pasture cropping

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