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The workshop, supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), will enable local grain growers to receive expert commentary on the quality of their soils... To be held on August 28 at the Ramblers Football Club, Cummins, the workshop will introduce growers and consultants to the National Soil Quality Monitoring Program, which is funded by the GRDC through its Soil Biology Initiative II (SBI II)... The SBI II program has been able to link with sites being assessed for soil carbon as part of the Soil Carbon Research Program (SCaRP) which is managed by CSIRO and funded by ...
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PULSE DISEASES ALERT: South Australian pulse growers are being advised to closely monitor their crops for diseases... Forecast warmer weather following wet conditions will provide ideal conditions for many diseases to quickly spread through crops, according to SA Research and Development Institute senior pulse pathologist, Jenny Davidson. ".. The recommended sprays as listed are very important and follow up sprays will be necessary in spring, especially if humid conditions are ongoing," said Ms Davidson, whose work is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has gathered the latest information on cereal foliar diseases and their management on its website at www.grdc.com.au/diseaselinks ... The page is constantly updated with key information as it comes to hand... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Resource offers guidance on successful mixed farming.. The GRDC's investments in mixed farming aim to provide growers with practical solutions to some of the challenges faced by running modern stock and cropping systems across the same farm, while dealing with a changing climate... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Grain storage expert Ben White, of the Kondinin Group, will present and take questions at the event, which is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... "Information discussed will include tips for site preparation, loading and unloading, and how to fumigate a grain bag if you find insects in it," he said... For information about grain storage, visit the GRDC information hub at www.storedgrain.com.au..
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GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the Farm Business Update on September 10 will feature a line-up of expert speakers who will offer insights and practical strategies to assist growers in building and maintaining successful farm enterprises... "The GRDC's Farm Business Updates are aimed at increasing grower and adviser understanding of and capacity in farm business management, which is a critical part of any farming enterprise," Mr Pengilley said... The University of Sydney's Robert Fitch will offer a glimpse into the future of robotics in broad acre farming, before th...
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Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Charles Sturt University student Kyle Reynolds has found that compounds in pulses (grain legumes) appear to stop adult mouse stem cells from developing into fat cells and inhibit the absorption of fat during digestion... Mr Reynolds said the results could now be used to determine if pulses have the potential to be used in the treatment or prevention of obesity... "While the result doesn't completely explain the anti-obesity effects of pulses, it does go some way to providing a mechanism by which pulses may help us maintain a...
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Farm labour resources can help deliver positive results.. Growers considering their farm labour requirements for the crop seeding period and beyond will find helpful and detailed information in new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) fact sheets... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Dr Baldock said practices to increase soil carbon included: enhancing the proportion of perennial vegetation in pastures or conversion of paddocks or portions of paddocks that continually give negative returns to perennial vegetation; increasing the retention of crop residues, reduced stocking rates and increased use of green manure crops to return more plant material and biologically fixed nitrogen to the soil; and optimising farm management inputs and other management practices to maximise water use efficiency and maximise the addition of crop/pasture derived carbon to the soil... "There...
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Global agricultural commodity prices are likely to remain strong in the coming decade, with the price and profit outlook being the most promising in many years, delegates at the Agribusiness Crop Updates were told... "We expect there will be a dip in crop prices in the next couple of years, but that these prices will then level out at a historically high level," Mr Dwyer said... Other important factors impacting on global food and agricultural prices in the next decade included increased use of biotechnology leading to higher yields and reduced input costs; and an increase in the amount of...
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