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Nutrition special – A new world of cereal production

Tailoring all nutrient inputs closer to crop uptake can bring better results from today’s high-yielding cereal crops, according to CF Fertiliser. CPM summarises the theory and recent trials work that substantiates it. By Rob Jones Cereal production is evolving and optimum fertiliser use isn’t necessarily keeping pace. That’s the message from CF agronomist Alli Grundy […]

Nutrition special – Be bold with barley

Initial work suggests there’s potential to push yield in spring barley without compromising grain N levels. CPM reports. By Rob Jones Growing winter barley is a known science much like wheat, but there’s far less knowledge regarding getting the most out of spring crops, suggests Allison Grundy. “The rapid growth in spring cropping presents its […]

YEN ideas lab – Great minds discuss ideas

  Earlier this year the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) held an Ideas Lab at Stoneleigh, created to brainstorm how to push production beyond the yield plateau. CPM reports. OSR has a yield potential of 11-13t/ha. By Lucy de la Pasture The concept of the Ideas Lab is to give YEN participants, sponsors and researchers an […]

Clearfield OSR – A clear winner

  Clearfield OSR varieties have increased their market share dramatically this season to about 5%. CPM investigates why two growers have adopted the system on their farms. OSR has been a feast or famine crop on this farm. By Rob Jones The challenges of establishment, weed control and a low market price have prompted some […]