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What are predicted yields on EP for 2022?

Across the Eyre Peninsula good rains have been received resulting in high yield potential. There is an array of predicted yield gaps (nitrogen limited) from none to several tonnes. Upper EP has some high yield potential paddocks with a relatively low yield gap. Lower EP for the most part has a relatively large yield gap…

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Seasonal forecasting – are we paying attention? And should we?

Report summarising feedback from the innovators group and farmers on seasonal climate forecasts Peter Hayman and Bronya Cooper, SARDI Climate Applications A root cause analysis seeks to identify underlying reasons.  As shown in Figure 1, an initial observation is that seasonal climate forecasts are not widely used on EP as elsewhere, or at least farmers…

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New long coleoptile wheat trialled on EP for first time

Summary Novel ‘long coleoptile’ wheat varieties allows a seeding depth of 120 mm. Deeper sowing gives access to subsoil moisture for germination without having to wait for an autumn break. Trials have begun to assess the potential of long coleoptiles in our farming systems. Pressures of a changing climate may require further research into  alternative…

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