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Russian Wheat Aphid

Russian Wheat Aphid

Grain growers should continue to monitor crops for Russian Wheat Aphid. GRDC & the grains industry recommend a FITE strategy – Find symptoms of RWA damage; Identify the aphid as...

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Watercourse Rehabilitation

Watercourse Rehabilitation

Learn about the benefits and the processes involved with watercourse rehabilitation through this Barossa Improved Grazing Group case study video on a project delivered on a dairy property in the...

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Claying

Claying

Growers in western and southern grain growing regions where sandy soils prevail across millions of hectares, know that clay changes soil texture including its capacity to hold water. This video...

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Feathertop Rhodes Grass

Feathertop Rhodes Grass

Feathertop Rhodes grass is the latest weed species to have confirmed populations of glyphosate resistance. What’s just as alarming is resistant populations have been found in south Australia and the...

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Different Seeders Different Yields

Different Seeders Different Yields

As part of GRDC’s stubble initiative, Southern Farming Systems held a demonstration trial in June 2015 so High Rainfall Zone grain growers could see a wide range of seeders in...

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Dual Purpose Wheat

Dual Purpose Wheat

High rainfall zone dual enterprise farmers are getting great encouragement from GRDC’s Grain & Graze projects. This story looks at the successful use of dual purpose wheat to provide green...

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A Different Mix

A Different Mix

A GRDC sponsored trial in WA is looking at how tillage can be best used for the inclusion of lime, clay or nutrients to renovate soils. The trial compares the...

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Seeking Opportunities and Building on Knowledge Rob Napier, Napier Agrifutures

Seeking Opportunities and Building on Knowledge Rob Napier, Napier Agrifutures

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What would I do if contemplating a Career in Agriculture

What would I do if contemplating a Career in Agriculture

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Agriwebinar: Farming for Success: Lessons learned across 60 countries in 50 years

Agriwebinar: Farming for Success: Lessons learned across 60 countries in 50 years

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Time Management for Farm Families

Time Management for Farm Families

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What Leading Farmers do

What Leading Farmers do

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The Learning Farm Family: Ploughing the Field between the Ears

The Learning Farm Family: Ploughing the Field between the Ears

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A checklist for Family Farm Succession

A checklist for Family Farm Succession

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Family Communication and Planning

Family Communication and Planning

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Environmental Management Messages from around the World

Environmental Management Messages from around the World

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Global Strategic Opportunities and Risk

Global Strategic Opportunities and Risk

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Rob Napier Learning Series: Towards a Successful Family Farm Future

Towards a Successful Family Farm Future

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Improving Phosphate Use Efficiency

Improving Phosphate Use Efficiency

SANTFA’s Greg Butler discusses the messages learned from a project looking at improving phosphate use efficiency.

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Investigating Advanced Seeding Systems

Investigating Advanced Seeding Systems

SANTFA’s Greg Butler discusses the messages learned from a project looking at advanced seeding systems.

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International Wheat Yield Partnership

International Wheat Yield Partnership

Improved wheat yields will be the outcome of a $100 million investment by an international partnership of grains research organisations including Australia’s  Grains Research and Development Corporation.

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Adult Plant Resistance – revisited

Adult Plant Resistance – revisited

How well Adult Plant Resistance genes protect wheat from stripe rust can be graphically seen in this update-story on the GRDC funded APR & Integrated Fungicide Management research project at...

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Assessing Legume Nodulation Field Sampling

Assessing Legume Nodulation Field Sampling

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Environmental carbon dioxide levels are rising and in Horsham VIC a unique experiment, project name AGFACE, is underway to investigate the impact of elevated CO2 levels on crops. In the...

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Slug Baiting

Slug Baiting

SARDI’ slugs and snails specialist Michael Nash discusses baiting slugs in Spring and techniques being trialed to monitor slug activity. Time lapse video demonstrates the movement of slugs in crop....

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Snail Bait Timing

Snail Bait Timing

Snails and slugs specialist Michael Nash from SARDI Entomology discusses snail bait timing keeping in mind chemical withholding periods prior to harvest. Time lapse video demonstrates the movement of snails...

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Herbicide Innovation Partnership

In this report on the recent signing of an R&D partnership between the federal government, the GRDC and Bayer CropScience, hear from those who made the decision to invest in...

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SFS Seeder Trial

Southern Farming Systems with GRDC and local grower has designed a paddock scale trial to allow growers to see first hand how best to maintain profitability while retaining stubble in...

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Managing Soil Acidity for Improved Production on Eyre Peninsula

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The Centre for Crop and Disease Management

Diseases affecting our food crops will continue to mutate, and present changing challenges. The Centre for Crop and Disease Management is helping farmers meet these challenges, and become more profitable...

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Herbicide Partnership

GRDC and Bayer CropScience have signed a 5 year R&D agreement to find new chemistry to combat Australia’s herbicide resistant broadacre weeds. GRDC managing director John Harvey outlines the milestone...

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Grains Genebank’s International Mission

The global crop diversity trust has directed the Australian Grains Genebank to collect and conserve our unique wild and exotic relatives of commercial grain crops. This genetic resource will be...

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Early Control of Wild Radish

A double knock spray strategy used on Wild Radish when its young is proving to be a good control method for one of the nation’s worse broad acre weeds. Best...

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National Frost Initiative

Frost costs the Australian grains industry an estimated $360 million in yield losses annually. Reducing that impact is one of agriculture’s highest priorities and in 2014 the Grains Research &...

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Australian Pastures Genebank

The Australian Pastures Genebank is expected to hold 70,000 grass and pasture legume varieties representing 2,000 species when the various state seed collections are centralised at the APG facility in...

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Options after Frost

Practical advice on management options for cereal growers following a frost event. Agronomist Andrew Parkinson from South Australia’s lower mid north was a member of the Frost panel at GRDC’s...

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New Horizons: The next revolution in agriculture

New Horizons is a program funded by PIRSA to significantly improve the production from dryland agriculture in soils that suffer from subsoil constraints. The focus of the program is poorly...

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Recovery of native pastures following the 2014 Eden Valley bushfire

The Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) looks at how local producers are managing and recovering pastures damaged during the 2014 Eden Valley bushfire. BIGG is a community-driven network of livestock...

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Surviving the dry: using social media to connect

Surviving the dry: using social media to connect

Queensland farmers are using social media and mobile technology at a rapidly increasing rate as a tool to be better informed about weather events and natural disasters, as well as...

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How to check for blackleg in canola

How to check for blackleg in canola

You only get one chance each year to check for evidence that your canola is losing its resistance to blackleg. Don’t let windrowing/harvest pass without checking. Not sure how? Plant...

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Break crops & grassy weeds

Break crops & grassy weeds

What are the best break crops to give cereal cropping systems the opportunity to drive down the weed seed bank of grassy weeds? Five farming systems groups and SARDI are...

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Nitrogen deficiency

Nitrogen deficiency

Before applying Nitrogen fertiliser, grain growers should decide if its yield or protein they want to maximise. That’s one of the messages coming out of the More Profit from Crop...

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Growing Kikuyu on KI

This video, produced through the Grain & Graze 2 project, details the progress of kikuyu being grown on Kangaroo Island.

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The Environmental Benefits of Kikuyu

This video, produced through the Grain & Graze 2 project, highlights the environmental benefits of kikuyu.

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Understanding rust resistance

What do rust resistance ratings for cereal varieties mean and how can they help you  with spray management decision-making, including when and if to spray.

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Is P limiting your yield?

The effect of phosphorus on cereal yield is more complex than you might imagine. Getting it wrong can cost you yield. This video explains new understandings from research which will...

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Ryan Simpson on farming Vetch Grain & Graze 2

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Using chaff to manage soil salinity and increase crop production

Leighton Wilksch from the Northern Sustainable Soils farm group on the northern Yorke Peninsula of South Australia discusses the salinity issues faced by Scott and Caroline Buzzacott on their Tickera...

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Grain legumes: sowing preparation, and getting inoculation right

Uni of Adelaide legume extension specialist , Maarten Ryder presents three short videos on sowing preparation and inoculation for grain legume crops. Video from GRDC.

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GRDC Extension Files: Wheat Varieties 2014 – SA

South Australian cereal specialist Rob Wheeler comments on wheat varieties being sown this season in the south. Additional info at http://www.nvtonline.com.au

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Pros & Cons of Mouldboard Ploughing to Manage Weeds & Non-wetting Soils

Against a 30-year trend away from tillage, mouldboard ploughs have returned to the landscape as growers layer tactics to manage resistant weeds and, in some areas, seek to improve outcomes...

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Frost Susceptibility Rankings for Cereal Varieties

A new mechanism to measure a cereal cultivars frost susceptibility has been developed by the Australian National Frost Program. The mechanism will allow cultivars to be ranked so growers can...

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Overcoming production constraints through clay spreading and delving - AG Excellence

Overcoming production constraints through clay spreading and delving

Brett Master, Land Management consultant with Rural Solutions SA, discusses the opportunities and risks associated with modifying sandy soils on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Jack Bourke, a farmer...

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Sold on Sulla

Farm consultant Bill Long and Yorke Peninsula farmer Trevor Polkinghorne discuss the benefits of Sulla as a legume forage option in Trevor’s farming system. Sulla is a comparatively new forage...

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Water Wise Leak Detection Systems

The Tailem Bend to Keith pipeline was constructed in the 1960’s to supply water to 500,000 hectares of grazing land in the Upper South East of South Australia. The price...

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Wild Radish Song

A parody of the Gotye hit “Somebody I used to know” by agronomic consultant Bill Long, who farms on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia as well as consults to...

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Baileys Sea Lake Harvest 2013, Northern Mallee, Victoria, Australia

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Koonunga Pasture Walk

Barossa farmers learnt about increasing their capacity to produce productive pasture and improve their natural resource management activities. Members of the Barossa Improved Grazing Group (www.biggroup.org.au) attended a Winter Pasture...

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Innovative stubble management for seeding begins at harvest

Bill Long from Ag Consulting Co and the Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group discusses the advantages of novel stubble handling techniques at and following harvest to prepare paddocks for successful...

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Bill Long describes stubble / herbicide interactions at seeding

Bill Long from Ag Consulting Co discusses the advantages of double cut stubble, resulting in a greater chaff fraction and less straw, allowing faster breakdown of stubble residues following harvest....

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Farmers recycle agricultural plastics

Farmers recycle agricultural plastics

Thousands of tonnes of agricultural plastics (silage and binder twine) are consumed in SA annually. Most of this plastic is either burned, buried or left in the paddock. Now there...

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Evaluating lucerne variety production on centre pivot

Evaluating Lucerne Production on Centre Pivot

Adam Demazures, a grower member of Lucerne Australia, and Scott Manser, chairman of the Lucerne Australia Trial Committee, discuss the lucerne variety trial initiated in response to members requests for...

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Effect of different fertilisers on lucerne production

Effect of Different Fertilisers on Lucerne Production

Warrick Thorpe, chairman of Lucerne Australia, Neil Wittwer of Peracto and Shane Oster, executive committee member of Lucerne Australia discuss the lucerne seed fertiliser trial. There is a lot of...

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Lucerne Australia overview

Lucerne Australia – An Overview

Warrick Thorpe discusses the role of Lucerne Australia in his position as chairman. Lucerne seed production is a unique industry with only five major production areas in the world, the...

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Blowhole rehabilitation to increase soil cover

Sandhill Blowhole Rehabilitation to Increase Soil Cover

Linden Masters, Regional Landcare Facilitator on the Eyre Peninsula and Terry Schmucker, a farmer from Waddikee on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, discuss Terry’s innovative approach to solving sand...

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Using gypsum to increase water use, yields and profits

Using Gypsum to Improve Soil and Increase Water Use, Yields and Profits

Brett Masters, soil management consultant from Rural Solutions SA and Isaac Gill, who farms in the Cleve Hills on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, discuss the issues with sodic...

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Perennial shrubs – an option for problem soils

Perennial Shrubs for Problem Soils and their Management

Neil Ackland from Eyre Peninsula NRM discuses an initiative with a group of farmers on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia to find a productive and sustainable solution to...

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Lentils – a recipe for success

Lentils – a recipe for success

Peter and Cherry Farrow from Wool Bay on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia show us how the lentils they have been growing now for twenty years can be part...

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Integrated pest management (IPM) in broad-acre farming

Integrated pest management (IPM) in broad-acre farming

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Benefits from bee pollination in broad-acre crops

Benefits of Bee Pollination in Broad-acre Crops

Danny LeFeuvre from Australian Bee Services and Bill Long from Ag Consulting Co. discuss the benefits of bee pollination in broad-acre crops and how this has impacted on farmer attitudes...

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Renovating compacted CT tramlines

Renovating compacted CT tramlines

A very quick video showing a renovator in action….

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Upper North Farming Systems Group seeder comparison trial April 2103

Upper North Farming Systems Group seeder comparison trial April 2103

A video report on the seeder comparison trial undertaken by the Upper North Farming Systems Group.

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South Australian Native Bees

South Australian Native Bees

Based on the book “South Australian Native Bees – A glimpse into their world” by Susanne Richards Available at www.southaustraliannativebees.webs.com

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The Carbon Market Explained

The Carbon Market Explained

Ben Keogh, of Australian Carbon traders, discusses the carbon market.

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Carbon Farming & Nitrous Oxide Mananegment

Carbon Farming & Nitrous Oxide Management

Dr Helen Suter of the University of Melbourne talks about nitrous oxide management.

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Carbon Farming – Methane Emissions

Carbon Farming – Methane Emissions

Dr Richard Eckard of the University of Melbourne, talks about methane emissions, and how they relate to carbon farming.

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Carbon Farming – Getting Started

Carbon Farming – Getting Started

Ben Keogh, of Australian Carbon Traders, provides an overview of carbon farming.

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Cereal grazing for grain yield

Cereal Grazing for Improved Grain Yield

Jeff Braun from AgriLink Agricultural Consultants discuses trial work that is examining the ability of a range of cereal species and varieties to recover grain yield following continuous cereal grazing...

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Fodder species to fill the feed gap

Fodder species to fill the feed gap

Mick Faulkner from AgriLink Agricultural Consultants discuses feed gaps for livestock that occur throughout the year. He explains how the Mid North High Rainfall Zone group is trialing a range...

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Canopy management in wheat

Canopy Management in Wheat

Jeff Braun from AgriLink Agricultural Consultants discuses trial work with canopy management in wheat. The trial work is examining a number of wheat varieties with a range of maturities with...

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Using EM for Mapping & Soil Amelioration

Using Electromagnetic Soil Mapping in Precision Agriculture

Peter Treloar talks about electro-magnetic soil mapping in precision agriculture.

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Using crop sensors & NDVI in Precision Ag

Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Crop Sensors

Precision Ag – Leighton Wilksch talks about Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), and Sam Trengove talks about crop sensors.

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Precision Ag Management using SSCM

Using Site Specific Crop Management for Precision Ag

Leighton Wilksch talks about Precision Ag Management, using site specific crop management (SSCM).

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Facts about native bees

Facts About Native Bees in Australia

Katja Hogendoorn, from the University of Adelaide, discuses native bees in Australia and their importance for our natural environment. Native bees have co-evolved with native plants for millions of years in...

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Native bees in cropping systems

Native bees in cropping systems

Katja Hogendoorn, from the University of Adelaide, discusses native bees in broad acre cropping systems. There are several native bee species that will pollinate crops. Yield increases can be up...

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No Till Following Pastures

No Till Following Pastures

Chris McDonough, from Rural Solutions SA, speaks about many of the key messages, benefits and results which have been discovered following the project investigating No-till cropping following pastures.

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Reducing water logging through planned drainage systems

Reduce Water Logging Through Planned Drainage Systems

Precision Agriculture’s Andrew Whitlock speaks about strategies to manage water logging through planned drainage systems.

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Managing soil acidity by targeting lime to zones of low pH

Managing Soil Acidity by Targeting Lime to Low PH Zones

Precision Agriculture’s Andrew Whitlock speaks about the problem of soil acidity, and how to manage it.

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Cell grazing in low rainfall — benefits and challenges

Cell Grazing System in Low Rainfall Areas

Neil and Antoinette Sleep and their family manage a 3,600 ha grazing property near Peterborough in the Upper North of South Australia. Their cell grazing system is managed to achieve...

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Biodiversity in low rainfall grazing systems of South Australia

Biodiversity in low rainfall grazing systems of South Australia

Encouraging native species in grazing systems in the Upper North of South Australia has provided many benefits in terms of soil health, biodiversity conservation and production. Achieving and maintaining ground...

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Cell Grazing in Low Rainfall

Cell Grazing in Low Rainfall

Neil Sleep discusses the cell grazing system he has developed on the family farm near Peterborough in the Upper North of South Australia with Michael Wurst from Rural Solutions SA....

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Establishing perennial shrub pasture

Establishing Perennial Shrubs for Pasture

Ian Ellery, on the family property at Morchard in the Upper North of South Australia, explains how returning unproductive cereal cropping land has been assisted by trial work conducted through...

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Perennial shrubs for low rainfall farming

Perennial Shrubs for Low Rainfall Farming

Ian Ellery discusses transforming from a wheat based system to a perennial shrub based system on his family farm at Morchard in the Upper North of South Australia. A lot...

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Rhizoctonia Management Following Pasture

Rhizoctonia Disease Management Following Pasture

Chris McDonough, from Rural Solutions SA, demonstrates how to identify the root disease, Rhizoctonia, and how to manage your paddocks to minimise it’s effects.  

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Grazing Cereal Crops

Grazing Cereal Crops

Mid-north consultant, Mick Faulkner, and farmer Ben Przibilla, talk to us about the benefits of grazing cereals, and provide some management tips.

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Herbicide Use & Crop Safety

Herbicide Use and Crop Safety

A/Prof, Chris Preston, of Adelaide University, talks about the issues around crop safety and herbicide use.

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Trials to improve the understanding of herbicide resistance

Trials to Improve Understanding of Herbicide Resistance

Dr Peter Boutsalis, of the University of Adelaide, talks about herbicide resistance trials.

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Understanding how herbicides work through controlled trial work

Understanding Herbicides Through Controlled Trials

Dr Peter Boutsalis talks about herbicide trials happening at the University of Adelaide.

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Minimising Spray Drift

Minimising Spray Drift

Mid-North consultant, Mick Faulkner talks about the problems of spray drift, and offers some management solutions.

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Canola Establishment Part 2 of 2

Canola Establishment Part 2 of 2

Trent Potter, of Yeruga Crop Solutions, talks about canola establishment in part two of two videos. See part one here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-8OOcMF7Ik

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Canola Establishment Part 1 of 2

Canola Establishment Part 1 of 2

Trent Potter, of Yeruga Crop Solutions, speaks about canola establishment in part one of two videos. See part two here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fa6bnL8Xqs

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Bees

Impact of European Bees in Australia

Comparing the impacts European bees and native bees have on Australian biodiversity.

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Brome grass management in cereal crops http://youtu.be/ClZgSPnu9PY

Brome grass management in cereal crops

Dr Peter Boutsalis of Plant Science Consulting is conducting research on behalf of the University of Adelaide and GRDC on brome grass control in cereal crops in southern Australia. Brome...

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Testing for disease suppressive soils

Testing for disease suppressive soils

Amanda Cook, Senior Research Officer with SARDI at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre on the upper Eyre Peninsula, discusses her disease suppressive soils research. A disease suppressive soil is the ability...

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Managing Rhizoctonia root disease

Managing Rhizoctonia root disease

Amanda Cook, Senior Research Officer with SARDI at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre on upper Eyre Peninsula, discusses Rhizoctonia root disease and the work she has been conducting to lessen its...

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Phosphorus replacement in the Upper Eyre Peninsula

Phosphorus replacement in the Upper Eyre Peninsula

Cathy Paterson, Research Officer with SARDI at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre on the upper Eyre Peninsula, discuses a project examining phosphorous replacement strategies to maintain productivity and profitability following a...

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Extending best practice wool innovation on Eyre Peninsula

Extending best practice wool innovation on Eyre Peninsula

Jessica Crettenden, Research Officer with SARDI at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre on the upper Eyre Peninsula, discusses a new project that will use the centre’s merino sheep flock as a...

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Spray application – Factors to consider

Spray Application – Factors to Consider

Selection of the nozzle is the most critical factor in all spray application. Craig Day from Spray Safe and Save discusses the factors to consider to ensure safe spray application...

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Spray quality and effect of adjuvants

Spray Quality and Effect of Adjuvants

Spray nozzles have a significant impact on spray quality, but adjuvants also play an important part. Jorg Kitt from Nufarm explains the use of adjuvants to reduce spray drift at...

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Near infra red weed detection technology

Near Infrared Weed Detection Technology

NIR technology detects weeds so that only weeds are sprayed and not the whole paddock resulting in significant savings. Brendan Williams from WEED it explains the technology at the Eyre...

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Herbicide pathways – an overview

Herbicide Pathways – An Overview

For a herbicide to effectively kill weeds it needs to get inside the plant, it needs to get to the tissue where the herbicide can work, and it needs to...

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Herbicide application – Re-thinking Delta T

Herbicide Application Methods – Re-thinking Delta T

Delta T is the relationship between temperature and relative humidity that gives a score for deciding the best times to apply sprays on crops. John Both from NuFarm at the...

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Spray Technology – the EPARF Members’ Day

Spray Technology – the EPARF Members’ Day

Each year the Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation (EPARF) host a member’s day to reward those who have committed to the operations of the Minnipa Agricultural Centre. EPARF, through its...

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Mice baiting on the Yorke Peninsula – a farmers perspective

Mice baiting on the Yorke Peninsula – A Farmers Perspective

Ben Wundersitz discusses mice baiting strategies in his farming operation on the Yorke Peninsula. Monitoring for mice activity begins in March. It pays to be pro active in controlling mice...

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Mice control – a challenge for conservation farming

Mice Control – A Challenge for Conservation Farming

Ben Wundersitz discusses mice control in his farming operation on the Yorke Peninsula. Whilst no till farming and full stubble retention is where cropping systems need to be to be...

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Controlling mice – the question re-sowing

Controlling Mice. The Question of Re-sowing.

Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in controlling mice on his Lock property. Re-sowing crops is something that farmers are reluctant to do. Control measures should have been implemented well before...

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Monitoring mice – the Eyre Peninsula experience

Monitoring mice – the Eyre Peninsula experience

Lock farmer Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in dealing with mice on his property. Monitoring mice numbers usually begin in March. Numbers greater than 500 per hectare will create problems...

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Controlling mice – baiting strategies

Controlling Mice – Baiting Strategies

Lock farmer Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in controlling mice on his property. The best time to bait is the day or night following the seeding operation. At this point...

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Fertilizer spreading – the Accu-Spread test

Fertilizer Spreading – The Accu-Spread Test

Applying the right fertilizer, at the right time, at the right rate per hectare to maximise crop production and water use efficiency. Accu-Spread is an industry accredited system for measuring...

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Adoption of No-till in the SA Mallee

Adoption of No Till Farming in the South Australian Mallee

Jeremy Nelson (DEWNR) speaks to us about adoption levels of No Till farming in the South Australian Mallee.

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Burning Snails & Weed Seeds

Burning Snails & Weed Seeds

Local farmers and experts speak to us about the increase in burning snails and weeds from paddocks prior to the commencement of the 2012 season.

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Cover Cropping in the Mallee

Cover Cropping Benefits – Lessons from the Mallee

Nuffield Scholar, Craig Duffield speaks to us about cover cropping benefits in the South Australian Mallee. Craig has trialled this system and plans to increase cover cropping into the future.

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Collaborative Farming 1 – Bulla Burra

Collaborative Farming 1 – Bulla Burra

Two farming family businesses join forces. Farmers Robin Schaefer and John Gladigau speak to us about their collaborative farming venture, Bulla Burra.

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Collaborative Farming 2 – Dean Wormald & Adrian Gava

Collaborative Farming 2 – Dean Wormald & Adrian Gava

In this video, part of a series of videos on collaborative farming, Dean Wormald and Adrian Gava give us their perspective on why it has been a success for them.

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Disc Seeders

Disc Seeders and No-Till Seeding Systems

Nuffield scholar , Steve Ball speaks to us about his newly purchased disc seeder and no till seeding systems.

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Mid-North Crop & Soil Management

Crop and Soil Management in the Mid North, South Australia

South Australian farmer, Steve Ball speak to us about his crop and soil management strategies on his farm in the Mid North of South Australia.

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Managing Erosion Risk

Managing Soil Erosion Risk

Giles Forward (DEWNR) speaks to us about their monitoring program to assess and manage soil erosion risk in South Australia.

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Perennial Shrubs in Mixed Farming

Perennial Shrubs for Mixed Farming

Dr Jason Emms & Dr Rick Llewellyn speak to us about the opportunities that perennial shrubs and grasses provide farmers in low rainfall districts.

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No-till & Organic Farming

No Till Organic Farming – John Schwarz

Taplan Farmer, John Schwarz speaks to us about implementing a zero till disc seeding system into his organic program.

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Soil Moisture Monitoring

Soil Moisture Monitoring

Local South Australian farmers and experts speak to us about soil moisture monitoring in broad-acre farming.

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Summer Weed Control

Summer Weed Control

Local South Australian farmers speak to us about the importance of summer weed control.

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The Importance of Crop Rotation

The Importance of Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is an important facet to conservation farming. Local South Australian experts and farmers speak to us about the importance of crop rotation.

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Transitioning to Zero-till

Transitioning to Zero Till Disc Seeding

Nuffield scholar Steve Ball speaks about his transition to zero-till disc seeding.

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Using Disc Seeders

Using Disc Seeders

Farmers from across South Australian speak about their transition to Disc seeders.

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Zero-till & Cover Cropping

Zero Tillage and Cover Cropping

Nuffield scholar, Craig Duffield speaks to us about his disc seeding system along with his move to summer cover cropping in a low rainfall region.

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Stubble Management

Crop Stubble Management

Leading local farmers speak to us about crop stubble management on their properties.

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Progression to No-till

Progression to No Till Farming Practices

CSIRO’s Rick Llewellyn discusses the adoption of no-till farming practices across South Australia.

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Collaborative Farming

Collaborative Farming

Exploring two different models of collaborative farming, we talk with John Gladigau & Robin Schaefer, and Adrian Gava & Dean Wormald about their experiences.

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Establishing a Containment Area (Part 5 of 5)

Establishing a Containment Area (Part 5 of 5)

Greg Koch from Glen Turret Pastoral, discusses why he established a containment area.

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Establishing a Containment Area (Part 4 of 5)

Establishing a Containment Area (Part 4 of 5)

San Jolly, from Productive Nutrition, discusses managing the transition of sheep from a containment area.

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Establishing a Containment Area (Part 3 of 5)

Establishing a Containment Area (Part 3 of 5)

Hamish Dixon, from Productive Nutrition, discusses managing sheep in containment areas.

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Establishing a Containment Area (Part 2 of 5)

Establishing an Environmental Containment Area Part 2/5

Hamish Dixon, from Productive Nutrition, discusses choosing a location for your containment area.

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Establishing a Containment Area (Part 1 of 5)

Establishing a Containment Area (Part 1 of 5)

San Jolly, from Productive Nutrition, discusses the importance of building environmental containment areas.

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Managing Transient Salinity with Chaff

Managing Transient Salinity with Chaff

Northern Sustainable Soils’ Chris Davey discusses using chaff to manage transient salinity. This video was produced through the Ag Excellence Social Media Project and funded through the Australian Government’s Caring...

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Social Media Project

Introducing the Ag Excellence Social Media Project

Ag Excellence's Social Media Project, funded by Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry's Caring for Our Country initiative, will deliver agricultural extension information using social media focusing on exchange of information and skill development as related to SA soil condition and landscape scale conservation.

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