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Former Southern Farming Systems (SFS) researcher Rohan Wardle (now Nufarm regional manager for Victoria and Tasmania) says attitudes are changing as growers switch from looking at crop residue as a liability to be managed, to an asset worth exploiting... Mr Wardle says crop residues are now being considered an asset in the whole farming management system, with dramatic changes in the landscape and a better understanding of opportunities and processes in a drying farming environment... Mr Wardle says the myth that stubble retention increases the level of pests has now been quashed, allowing...
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Lower than expected protein levels in last year's winter crop should prompt growers across the northern grains region to reconsider soil nitrogen strategies for 2013... Matthew Gardner, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) research agronomist says wheat protein levels have dropped over the last three seasons due to high yields, flooding and under-use of legumes and nitrogen fertilisers... Photo Caption: Matthew Gardner, NSW DPI research agronomist, Tamworth says growers aiming for high protein levels need to pay careful attention to sources of soil nitrogen including fertiliser a...
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SWAN HILL GRAIN MARKETING WORKSHOP: The marketing of the grain they produce is becoming an increasingly important consideration for southern region growers... Workshop co-ordinator Natasha Morley, of Rural Directions Pty Ltd, said the GRDC-subsidised workshop would give growers the confidence and tools to enable them to take control of the marketing of their grain... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced dates and locations for its 2014 grains research Updates for growers in South Australia... An important source of agronomic and industry information and resources for growers, the Updates will be held at Crystal Brook on February 27; Waikerie on August 13; Cummins on August 20; Minnipa on August 21; and Naracoorte on August 27... Region South < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Dates for SA Updates..
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GRDC communication manager, Jane O'Brien, says the GRDC each year provides sponsorship assistance to numerous and varied organisations which aim to inform and up skill grains industry stakeholders. ".. In recent years, the GRDC has supported a broad range of events, from precision agriculture symposiums, farmer health conferences, fertiliser and milling forums, to sustainable food summits, enterprising women workshops and cereal chemistry conferences," Ms O'Brien said... "The GRDC recognises the importance and value of such events and activities, which are designed to develop the skills an...
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Talking with Western Australian grain growers about their production issues and research priorities will be the focus of the coming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western regional panel spring tours... "The GRDC is committed to ensuring its links with growers are direct and effective, so it is always available to hear feedback on how it invests its funds in research, development and extension (RD&E) to ultimately achieve productivity and profit gains for growers," he said... "The western panel plays a vital role in being an on-the-ground contact with growers and industr...
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The Driving Agronomy CD includes a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon... The 15-track CD includes a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon, an overview of GRDC's Strategic Plan by Managing Director John Harvey and interviews by Driving Agronomy presenter Chris Brown with some of the nation's leading researchers and cropping experts... Their topics include windrow burning, summer cropping, spray water quality, soil carbon and soil biology, spraying for fungal diseases and brown manuring...
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For grain growers who thought they were already shovelling out the nitrogen every year, 's a sobering thought... Dr Angus says the rate of decrease appears to be linear over 10 to 30 years but after about 50 years, turns out to be curved and soil N eventually flat-lines... Dr Angus says it is likely that gross margins underestimate the profitability of the mixed pasture-crop system by not accounting for other synergies between pastures and crops...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has recently published a series of fact sheets aimed at helping growers achieve best practice in spray application... Robust rates of products and appropriate water rates are often more important for achieving efficacy than the nozzle type, but, correct nozzle type can widen the spray window, improve deposition and reduce drift risk... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Frost nurseries identify tolerant grain varieties.. Pre-breeding research funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has identified improved genetic sources of frost tolerance, and these genes are already part of barley breeding programs and under evaluation for wheat... "Future work will continue refining screening methods, searching for sources of tolerance, work towards developing frost sensitivity ratings of new varieties and validate the impact of frost induced sterility from mild frosts on yield in wheat and barley," Dr Biddulph said...
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