March - April 2008: Vol. 17, No. 6

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Features
4 Managing lippia in the Murray–Darling Basin under climate change
6 Supermodelling the Murray–Darling
9 Pulses looking good for coming season
13 Are you a Hanrahan or an Alan Bond when it comes to P management?
15 Biofuels and other energy alternatives
17 Livestock to help manage risk
18 Benefits in early seeding but beware of risks
20  Resistance warning for GM crops
21 GM canola and weeds
22 Processing the information layers
22 Automatic boom section control
23  Winning the war against weeds
24 Improve plant pest database to protect agriculture
25 Information flow critical for full benefits of deregulation
27  Domestic grain outlook
28 World Grain Market
30 World grain market trends in stockfeeds and biodiesel
34 Looks like rain
36 Spinning an historical yarn about PTO shafts
41 Giving farming costs the chop in China
   
Regular Features
2 Editorial
10 International Research Review: GM canola has finally landed – Top flight product or international baggage?
32 Modern Machinery Matters: Spot the difference before making a perfect match
38 Classic Tractor Tales: The drystane dyke
43 News & New Products
44 District Reports
   
Focus Sections  
Southern Focus
i Consultants’ Corner: Beyond P – why secondary trace elements matter in dry seasons
iv Zinc link made in barley breeding
v Heat on white rust in mustard
vi GM with hybrid vigour gives canola extra punch
vii Beyond the pond: Low-cost, low-tech manure management
viii Crop Doctor – South
   
Northern Focus  
i Consultants’ Corner: When are you at most risk of losing nitrogen? How to save money on fertiliser ‘Plastic’ soil capacity
iv New data on nematodes may prompt crop and rotation re-think
vi The touch, the feel – and now, the heal – of cotton
viii Crop Doctor – North


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