Authors

Christopher R. Newman, Department of Agriculture and Food
Jonathan England, Department of Agriculture and Food
Stephen Gherardi, Department of Agriculture and Food
Mohammad Amjad, Department of Agriculture and Food
David Ferris, Department of Agriculture and Food
Phil Ward, CSIRO
Roger Lawes, CSIRO
Tim Wiley, Department of Agriculture and Food
Perry Dolling, Department of Agriculture and Food
Philip Barrett-Lennard, Evergreen farming
John Kirkegaard, CSIRO, Canberra
Susan Sprague, CSIRO, Canberra
Hugh Dove, CSIRO, Canberra
Walter Kelman, CSIRO, Canberra
Peter Hamblin, Agritech Research, Young, NSW
Brad Nutt, Department of Agriculture and Food
Angelo Loi, Department of Agriculture and Food
Wayne Parker, Department of Agriculture and Food
Glen Riethmuller, Department of Agriculture and Food
Ken Flowers, Western Australian No-Till Farmers Association, University of Western Australia
Neil Cordingley, Western Australian No-Till Farmers Association
Shane Micin, CSIRO, Wembley, Western Australia
Senthold Asseng, CSIRO Plant Industry, Perth
Peter McIntosh, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR)
Mike Pook, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR)
James Risbey, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR)
Guomin Wang, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR)
Oscar Alves, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR)
Ian Foster, Department of Agriculture and Food
Imma Farre, Department of Agriculture and Food
Nirav Khimashia, CSIRO Plant Industry, Perth
W. Anderson, Department of Agriculture and Food
D. Beard, Department of Agriculture and Food
J. Blake, Department of Agriculture and Food
R. Grieve, Roderick Grieve Farm Management Consultants
M. Lang, Department of Agriculture and Food
J. Lemon, Department of Agriculture and Food
R. McTaggart, Department of Agriculture and Food
D. Gray, Department of Agriculture and Food
M. Price, Coffey International P/L
D. Stephens, Department of Agriculture and Food
P. Carmody, Department of Agriculture and Food
Doug Abrecht, Department of Agriculture and Food
Greg Kirk, Department of Agriculture and Food
Peter Rowe, Bankwest Agribusiness
Comeron Weeks, Planfarm
Peter Tozer, PRT Consulting
Derk Bakker, Department of Agriculture and Food
Frank D'Emden, Precision Agronomics, Australia
Quenten Knight, Precision Agronomics, Australia
Luke Marquis, Precision Agronomics, Australia
Roger Mandel, Curtin University

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food

City

Perth

Publication Date

25-2-2010

Keywords

Farm fumigation, phosphine, resistance, Grazing canola, hybrid canola varieties, liveweight change, condition score, canola yield, pasture cropping systems, perennial species, grain yield, Improved soil health, double income stream, grazing crops, canola, mixed farming, feed-gap, sheep, serradella, annual forage legumes, sowing, pasture establishment, continuous wheat, break crops, canola, row spacing, stubble, no-till, ryegrass, stubble management, rotation, evapotranspiration, POAMA, seasonal rainfall forecast, wheat, N-management, rainfall season-types, climate change, adaptation, seasonal variability, farm business management options, risk management, adoption, communication, simulation model, time of sowing, flowering, yield, farm performance, benchmarking, farm profitability, farm operating efficiency, Indian Ocean SST forecasts, bias correction, water use efficiency (WUE), operating surplus, soil conductivity (SC), production zones, Precision Agriculture (PA), electromagnetic induction, variable rate, lime, precision agriculture technology, paddock level experimentation, variability, VRT

Abstract

This session covers twenty papers from different authors:

Pests and Disease

1. Preserving phosphine for use in Grain Storage Industry, Christopher R Newman, Department of Agriculture and Food

Farming Systems Research

2. Demonstrating the benefits of grazing canola in Western Australia, Jonathan England, Stephen Gherardi and Mohammad Amjad, Department of Agriculture and Food

3. Buloke barley yield when pasture-cropped across subtropical perennial pastures, David Ferris, Department of Agriculture and Food, Phil Ward and Roger Lawes, CSIRO

4. Is pasture cropping viable in WA? Grower perceptions and EverCrop initiatives to evaluate, David Ferris, Tim Wiley, Perry Dolling, Department of Agriculture and Food, Philip Barrett-Lennard, Evergreen farming

5. Best-bet management for dual-purpose canola, John Kirkegaard, Susan Sprague, Hugh Dove and Walter Kelman, CSIRO, Canberra, Peter Hamblin, Agritech Research, Young, NSW

6. Pasture in cropping systems – with and without sheep, Brad Nutt and Angelo Loi, Department of Agriculture and Food

7. Can technology substitute for a lupin break? Wayne Parker, Department of Agriculture and Food

8. Canola row spacing with and without long term stubble retention on a sandy clay loam at Merredin, Glen Riethmuller, Department of Agriculture and Food

9. Impact of stubble retention on water balance and crop yield, Phil Ward1, Ken Flower2,3, Neil Cordingley2 and Shayne Micin1, 1CSIRO, Wembley, Western Australia, 2Western Australian No-Till Farmers Association, 3University of Western Australia

Analysis and Modelling

10. Using POAMA rainfall forecasts for crop management in South-West WA, Senthold Asseng1, Peter McIntosh2,3, Mike Pook2,3, James Risbey2,3, Guomin

Wang3, Oscar Alves3, Ian Foster4, Imma Farre4 and Nirav Khimashia1, 1CSIRO Plant Industry, Perth, 2CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, 3Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), A partnership between the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne, 4Department of Agriculture and Food

11. Adaption to changing climates and variability – results of the Agribusiness Changing Climates regional workshop, Anderson W3, Beard D3, Blake J3, Grieve R1, Lang M3, Lemon J3, McTaggart R3, Gray D3, Price M2 and Stephens D3, 1Roderick Grieve Farm Management Consultants, 2Coffey International P/L, 3Department of Agriculture and Food

12. Farmers’ management of seasonal variability and climate change in WA, DA Beard, DM Gray, P Carmody, Department of Agriculture and Food

13. Is there a value in having a frost forecast for wheat in South-West WA? Imma Farre1, Senthold Asseng2, Ian Foster1 and Doug Abrecht3, 1Department of Agriculture and Food, CSIRO, Floreat, 2CSIRO Plant Industry, Perth

3Department of Agriculture and Food, Centre for Cropping Systems

14. Does buying rainfall pay? Greg Kirk, Planfarm Agricultural Consultants

15. Which region in the WA wheatbelt makes best use of rainfall? Peter Rowe, Bankwest Agribusiness

16. POAMA – the Predictive Ocean-Atmosphere Model for Australia, Guomin Wang and Oscar Alves, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), A partnership between the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne

17. Exploring the link between water use efficiency and farm profitability, Cameron Weeks, Planfarm and Peter Tozer, PRT Consulting

Precision Agriculture

18. A plethora of paddock information is available – how does it stack up? Derk Bakker, Department of Agriculture and Food

18. Variable rate prescription mapping for lime inputs based on electromagnetic surveying and deep soil testing, Frank D’Emden, Quenten Knight and Luke Marquis, Precision Agronomics, Australia

19. Trial design and analysis using precision agriculture and farmer’s equipment, Roger Lawes, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Centre for Environment and Life

Sciences, Floreat

20. Farmer perspectives of precision agriculture in Western Australia: Issues and the way forward, Dr Roger Mandel, Curtin University

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