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This publication is a comprehensive guide to profitable and sustainable wheat production. Packed with colour photos and illustrations. Includes rotations, crop selection, soil management, seedbeds and sowing, crop nutrition, weed control, crop health, farm safety and harvesting.

  • Chapter 1: Cropping systems and rotations
    • Crop sequences
    • Legumes
    • Oilseeds
    • Opportunity cropping
    • Be aware of herbicides
    • Acid soils
    • Yield and profit
  • Chapter 2: Selecting a crop
    • What you need to consider
  • Chapter 3: Life in the soil
    • Microbes to encourage
  • Chapter 4: The Plant
    • Seed
    • Roots
    • Stems and leaves
    • Let the plant grow up and down
    • Growth stages and yield
    • Flowers and grain
  • Chapter 5: The seedbed and sowing
    • Preparing the seedbed
    • Cultivation methods
    • Limiting machinery and animal traffic
    • Advantages of reduced cultivation
    • Overcoming problems and costs of zero-tillage
    • Stubble
    • Sowing
  • Chapter 6: Soil structure and plant growth
    • Signs of problems
    • Suitable soils
    • Light soils
  • Chapter 7: Soil water
    • Stored moisture
    • Effecient use of water
    • Drought years
  • Chapter 8: Feeding the crop
    • Know what your crop needs
    • Stubble and nutrients
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Sulfur
    • Zinc
    • Plant tissue tests
  • Chapter 9: Weed control
    • Herbicides and tillage
    • Rotation
    • Fire
    • Stock
    • Weed control without chemicals
  • Chapter 10: Crop health
    • What causes diseases?
    • Common diseases of wheat
  • Chapter 11: Farm safety
    • Taking precaustions
    • Using chemicals
    • Contract labour
    • Tractor safety
    • Grain storage and handling
    • Sun and heat
    • Be prepared
    • Further information
  • Chapter 12: Harvesting
  • Chapter 13: Commonly asked questions (and answers)
  • Glossary
  • Appendix 1: Comparing yields of different cropping enterprises
  • Appendix 2: Climate and agriculture decision making
  • Appendix 3: Grain handling and storage
  • Agfacts:
    • E 3.10 Don't be suffocated by grain
    • E 3.7 Grain storage - grain sheds
    • E3.5 Grain storage - ground dumps
    • E 3.4 Grain storage - steel mesh silos
    • E3.9 Storage capacity of circular silos and field bins
    • E 3.2 Temporary grain storage
    • E 3.6 Grain handling - auger conveyors

Title          Cropping systems for sustainable wheat production       
Author(s)                   
Pages          145         
ISBN                   
Catalogue number          B129         
Year of publish          2005         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $36.00AUD (inc GST)


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