Authors

David Jeffries, Cooperative Bulk Handling
A. Loi, Department of Agriculture and Food
B. J. Nutt, Department of Agriculture and Food
C. K. Revell, Department of Agriculture and Food
Yvette Oliver, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
Michael Robertson, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
Bill Bowden, Department of Agriculture and Food
Kit Leake, Kellerberrin Farmer
Ashley Bonser, Kellerberrin Farmer
Ian Maling, SilverFox Solutions
Bindi Isbister, Department of Agriculture and Food
Garren Knell, ConsultAg
Alison Slade, Department of Agriculture and Food
David Stephens, Department of Agriculture and Food
Michael Meuleners, Department of Agriculture and Food
David Beard, Department of Agriculture and Food
Nicolyn Short, Department of Agriculture and Food
Rob Grima, Department of Agriculture and Food
Ingrid Richardson, Department of Agriculture and Food
Ruhi Ferdowsian, Department of Agriculture and Food
Geoff Bee, Laurinya, Jerramungup
David Evans, University of Western Australia
Bob Gilkes, University of Western Australia
Senthold Asseng, CSIRO Plant Industry
Jim Dixon, Department of Agriculture and Food
Felicity Byrne, CRC for Plant-Based Management of Dryland Salinity
Mike Ewing, CRC for Plant-Based Management of Dryland Salinity
Dennis van Gool, Department of Agriculture and Food
Louise Barton, University of Western Australia
Ralf Kiese, Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
David Gatter, Department of Agriculture and Food
Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Renee Buck, University of Western Australia
Christoph Hinz, University of Western Australia
Daniel Murphy, University of Western Australia
Cameron Weeks, Planfarm / Mingenew-Irwin Group
Meredith Fairbanks, Department of Agriculture and Food
John Peirce, Department of Agriculture and Food
Brad Rayner, Department of Agriculture and Food
Sandy White, Department of Agriculture and Food
Paul Damon, University of Western Australia
Qifa Ma, University of Western Australia
Zed Rengel, University of Western Australia
Ed Barrett-Lennard, Department of Agriculture and Food
Meir Altman, Department of Agriculture and Food
Tracey M. Gianatti, Grower Group Alliance
Lindsay Bell, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
Ben Webb, Department of Agriculture and Food
Caroline Peek, Department of Agriculture and Food
Paul Sanford, Department of Agriculture and Food
Paul Blackwell, Department of Agriculture and Food
Glen Riethmuller, Department of Agriculture and Food
Darshan Sharma, Department of Agriculture and Food
Mike Collins, Okura Plantations, Kirikiri New Zealand
Frank D'Emden, Department of Agriculture and Food
David Hall, Department of Agriculture and Food
G. P. Manango, Department of Agriculture and Food
D. L. Steverson, Department of Agriculture and Food
Vanessa Stewart, Department of Agriculture and Food
Julie Roche, Department of Agriculture and Food
Peter Rutherford, WA Department of Health
Imma Farré, Department of Agriculture and Food
Ian Foster, Department of Agriculture and Food
Stephen Charles, CSIRO Land and Water
Frances Hoyle, Department of Agriculture and Food
N. Milton, University of Western Australia
M. Osman, University of Western Australia
L. K. Abbott, University of Western Australia
W. R. Cookson, University of Western Australia
S. Darmawanto, University of Western Australia
Rob Sands, FARMANCO Management Consultants
David McCarthy, FARMANCO Management Consultants
Paul Carmody, University of Western Australia
J. Russell, Department of Agriculture and Food
J. Eyres, ConsultAg, Northam
G. Fosbery, ConsultAg, Northam
A. Roe, ConsultAg, Northam
Phil Nichols, Department of Agriculture and Food
Andrew Bathgate, Farming Systems Analysis Service, Albany
Anne Wilkins, Department of Agriculture and Food

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food

City

Perth

Publication Date

14-2-2007

Keywords

Western Australia, grain, chemical residues, industry stewardship, Quality Assurance, annual pasture legume, delay germination, seed bank, weed control, Plant Available Water Capacity (PAWC), precision agriculture, spatial variability, precision agriculture, zone management, yield potential, economics, nutrient requirement, VRT, nutrition, profitability, forecasting, rainfall, weather, climate, outlook, climate risk, farm management, extension, survey, enterprise mix, threats, biofuels, greenhouse gas emissions, economy, lucerne, recharge, groundwater, salinity, soil types, subsoil constraints, livestock, salinity, grazing management, greenhouse gas, global warming, nitrous oxide, grain production, environment, yield forecasting, climate variability, Yield Prophet, PYCAL, seasonal climate outlook, narrow leaf lupins, blue (sandplain) lupins, skeleton weed, clopyralid tolerance, long season wheat, Wedgetail, grazing potassium, depth of placement, saltbush, watertable, waterlogging, groundwater, understorey, grower groups, partnerships, collaboration, communication, forage crops, grain and graze, dual purpose wheat, pasture, serradella, wheat, profit drivers, economic analysis, STEP, stocking rate, perennial pastures, rotational grazing, kikuyu, chicory, tall fescue, ewes, lambing, drought stress, seed depth, plant density, row spacing, soil health, precision agriculture, land use change, soil amelioration, disease, pests, invertebrates, 2006, PestFax, e-weed, herbicides, integrated weed management (IWM), pesticides, control of use, climate model, APSIM-Wheat model, soil organic matter, labile carbon, micro-organisms, soil biology, soil quality, wheat stubble, input efficiencies, nitrogen, trifluralin and jockey, farm management, farming systems, crop percentage, profitability, crop rotations, grower surveys, networks, integrated farming systems, research, local groups, TopCrop, seeding rate, nitrogen application, timing, on farm research, barley, leaf disease, fungicide application, renovation cropping, brown manuring, nitrogen application, legume, seed banks, regeneration, sowing, establishment, rotation, modelling, midas, wheatbelt, Southern Oscillation, sea surface temperatures, winter rainfall, market outlook, global production

Abstract

This session covers forty papers from different authors:

1. Quality Assurance and industry stewardship, David Jeffries, Better Farm IQ Manager, Cooperative Bulk Handling

2. Sothis: Trifolium dasyurum (Eastern Star clover), A. Loi, B.J. Nutt and C.K. Revell, Department of Agriculture and Food

3. Poor performing patches of the paddock – to ameliorate or live with low yield? Yvette Oliver1, Michael Robertson1, Bill Bowden2, Kit Leake3and Ashley Bonser3, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems1, Department of Food and Agriculture2, Kellerberrin Farmer3

4. What evidence is there that PA can pay? Michael Robertson, CSIRO Floreat, Ian Maling, SilverFox Solutions and Bindi Isbister, Department of Agriculture and Food

5.The journey is great, but does PA pay? Garren Knell, ConsultAg; Alison Slade, Department of Agriculture and Food, CFIG

6. 2007 Seasonal outlook, David Stephens and Michael Meuleners, Department of Agriculture and Food

7. Towards building farmer capacity to better manage climate risk, David Beard and Nicolyn Short, Department of Agriculture and Food

8. A NAR farmers view of his farming system in 2015, Rob Grima, Department of Agriculture and Food

9. Biofuels opportunities in Australia, Ingrid Richardson, Food and Agribusiness Research, Rabobank

10. The groundwater depth on the hydrological benefits of lucerne and the subsequent recharge values, Ruhi Ferdowsian1and Geoff Bee2; 1Department of Agriculture and Food, 2Landholder, Laurinya, Jerramungup

11. Subsoil constraints to crop production in the high rainfall zone of Western Australia, Daniel Evans1, Bob Gilkes1, Senthold Asseng2and Jim Dixon3; 1University of Western Australia, 2CSIRO Plant Industry, 3Department of Agriculture and Food

12. Prospects for lucerne in the WA wheatbelt, Michael Robertson, CSIRO Floreat, Felicity Byrne and Mike Ewing, CRC for Plant-Based Management of Dryland Salinity, Dennis van Gool, Department of Agriculture and Food

13. Nitrous oxide emissions from a cropped soil in the Western Australian grainbelt, Louise Barton1, Ralf Kiese2, David Gatter3, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl2, Renee Buck1, Christoph Hinz1and Daniel Murphy1,1School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 2Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 3The Department of Agriculture and Food

14. Managing seasonal risk is an important part of farm management but is highly complex and therefore needs a ‘horses for courses’ approach, Cameron Weeks, Planfarm / Mingenew-Irwin Group, Dr Michael Robertson, Dr Yvette Oliver, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and Dr Meredith Fairbanks, Department of Agriculture and Food

15. Novel use application of clopyralid in lupins, John Peirce, and Brad Rayner Department of Agriculture and Food

16. Long season wheat on the South Coast – Feed and grain in a dry year – a 2006 case study, Sandy White, Department of Agriculture and Food

17. Wheat yield response to potassium and the residual value of PKS fertiliser drilled at different depths, Paul Damon1, Bill Bowden2, Qifu Ma1 and Zed Rengel1; Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia1, Department of Agriculture and Food2

18. Saltbush as a sponge for summer rain, Ed Barrett-Lennard and Meir Altman, Department of Agriculture and Food and CRC for Plant-based Management of Dryland Salinity

19. Building strong working relationships between grower groups and their industry partners, Tracey M. Gianatti, Grower Group Alliance

20. To graze or not to graze – the question of tactical grazing of cereal crops, Lindsay Bell and Michael Robertson, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems

21. Can legume pastures and sheep replace lupins? Ben Webb and Caroline Peek, Department of Agriculture and Food

22. EverGraze – livestock and perennial pasture performance during a drought year, Paul Sanford, Department of Agriculture and Food, and CRC for Plant-based Management of Dryland Salinity

23. Crop survival in challenging times, Paul Blackwell1, Glen Riethmuller1, Darshan Sharma1and Mike Collins21Department of Agriculture and Food, 2Okura Plantations, Kirikiri New Zealand

24. Soil health constraints to production potential – a precision guided project, Frank D’Emden, and David Hall, Department of Agriculture and Food

25. A review of pest and disease occurrence in 2006, Mangano, G.P. and Severtson, D.L., Department of Agriculture and Food

26. e-weed – an information resource on seasonal weed management issues, Vanessa Stewart and Julie Roche, Department of Agriculture and Food

27. Review of Pesticide Legislation and Policies in Western Australia, Peter Rutherford, BSc (Agric.), Pesticide Legislation Review, Office of the Chief Medical Adviser, WA Department of Health

28. Future wheat yields in the West Australian wheatbelt, Imma Farré and Ian Foster, Department of Agriculture and Food, Stephen Charles, CSIRO Land and Water

29. Organic matter in WA arable soils: What’s active and what’s not, Frances Hoyle, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia and Daniel Murphy, UWA

30. Soil quality indicators in Western Australian farming systems, D.V. Murphy1, N. Milton1, M. Osman1, F.C. Hoyle2, L.K Abbott1, W.R. Cookson1and S. Darmawanto1; 1UWA, 2Department of Agriculture and Food

31. Impact of stubble on input efficiencies, Geoff Anderson, formerly employed by Department of Agriculture and Food

32. Mixed farming vs All crop – true profit, not just gross margins, Rob Sands and David McCarthy, FARMANCO Management Consultants, Western Australia

33. Evaluation of Local Farmer Group Network – group leaders’ surveys 2005 and 2006, Paul Carmody, Local Farmer Group Network, Network Coordinator, UWA

34. Seeding rate and nitrogen application and timing effects in wheat, J. Russell, Department of Agriculture and Food, J. Eyres, G. Fosbery and A. Roe, ConsultAg, Northam

35. Foliar fungicide application and disease control in barley, J. Russell, Department of Agriculture and Food, J. Eyres, G. Fosbery and A. Roe, ConsultAg, Northam

36. Brown manuring effects on a following wheat crop in the central wheatbelt, , J. Russell, Department of Agriculture and Food, J. Eyres, G. Fosbery and A. Roe, ConsultAg, Northam

37. Management of annual pastures in mixed farming systems – transition from a dry season, Dr Clinton Revell and Dr Phil Nichols; Department of Agriculture and Food

38. The value of new annual pastures in mixed farm businesses of the wheatbelt, Dr Clinton Revell1, Mr Andrew Bathgate2and Dr Phil Nichols1; 1Department of Agriculture and Food, 2Farming Systems Analysis Service, Albany

39. The influence of winter SOI and Indian Ocean SST on WA winter rainfall, Meredith Fairbanks and Ian Foster, Department of Agriculture and Food

40. Market outlook – Grains, Anne Wilkins, Market Analyst, Grains, Department of Agriculture and Food

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