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A RECENT Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) report provides new insight into on-farm practices across the nation.

A RECENT Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) report provides new insight into on-farm practices across the nation.

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The Farm Practices Survey Report 2012 outlines the adoption of key management practices used in Australian grain-growing regions.

Specific practices include:

  • matching land use to land capabilities;
  • reduced or no-tillage;
  • stubble retention;
  • crop rotation with pastures, oilseeds and pulses;
  • controlled traffic and precision agriculture;
  • nutrient budgeting and soil testing;
  • use of soil conditioners;
  • sowing dates;
  • managing water use efficiency; and
  • water budgeting.
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