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Our first session is at lunchtime tomorrow, it's not too late to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdOyppz8pGdfw_P_WEgWWnzhg3GxPlTF8
Hope to see you there!🌱🐞
@theGRDC @PestFactsSARDI https://twitter.com/cesaraustralia/status/1376727311475568647

.@UniofAdelaide Associate Professor Glenn McDonald says “despite variable results with establishment, precision planting resulted in yields equivalent to or higher than those achieved with conventional sowing at the same plant density.” https://bit.ly/3uRZOFS

BCG’s Kate Finger is in the sunshine today weighing soil samples at the N bank trial at Curyo. In its fourth year, this research is evaluating different N management systems to close the yield gap and slow organic matter decline. Funded by @latrobe and @MalleeCMA.

BCG’s Tariq Gerardi and Kate Maddern irrigating the upper canopy infection trial at Watchupga North last week and the crop coming out of the ground today. @katemaddern

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Grower Tim Rethus from the Wimmera's tips for good crop establishment:
1. Do your research, check other farmers’ machines and discuss experiences in your area. Don’t get too complicated early.
2. Know your why and your objectives
3. Continuously monitor threats for maximum yield

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