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Awards to recognise nation's most committed grain growers Grain growers throughout the nation are being called on to nominate for the 2011 Australian Farmer of the Year Awards... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is sponsoring the Grain Grower of the Year Award, which acknowledges growers who demonstrate a highly professional, innovative and sustainable approach to grain production... Or if anyone knows of a grower who deserves recognition for their efforts, they are welcome to submit a nomination on the grower's behalf," said Mr Perrett, who was last year named Austra...
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Professor Oliver said the area planted to barley cultivars with good levels of resistance was expected to be much higher this season and new cultivars with genetic resistance would soon to be released... Professor Oliver said the ACNFP was concerned that the powdery mildew population in WA could evolve virulence on barley cultivars with levels of resistance, and that the pathogen could evolve resistance to DMI fungicides that had so far remained effective... "We are asking growers to report to us cases of powdery mildew on the following barley cultivars: Buloke , Barque , Capstan , Dash , ...
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Canopy management refers to the management of the green surface area of the crop canopy to optimise crop yield and inputs... "In WA, we tend to grow big, bulky cereal crops - we use high seeding rates and put out a lot of nitrogen early - and then crops can run out of moisture come grain filling time, resulting in a lower grain yield than would have been achieved with a thinner canopy... Mr Knell said the project would validate canopy management principles already learnt under research in other grain growing areas including high rainfall zones in South Australia, Victoria and New Zealand...
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GRDC PADDOCK DIARY: One of most useful tools available to grain growers this cropping season is the Grains Research and Development Corporation's 2011 Ground Cover Paddock Diary... The GRDC paddock diary can be previewed at www.grdc.com.au/GRDC-PaddockDiary2011... Region National < Keep browsing 0 Responses to GRDC Paddock Diary..
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Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin... The CD begins with a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley and an overview of the new southern stubble management initiative by GRDC Regional Grower Services Manager for the south, Andrew Rice... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Internationally-recognised agricultural engineer and harvester expert, Dr Graeme Quick, says the most common cause of harvester fires is in the engine bay, where material can collect on hot components such as the exhaust manifold and turbocharger... Supported in his research by the GRDC, Dr Quick said the key to avoiding harvester fires was diligence in clean down and inspection, and postponing paddock work during periods of extreme fire risk: low humidity, high winds and vulnerable crop conditions... From his research, Dr Quick said apart from the engine bay, other causes of harvester fir...
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Weed control is vital to conserve soil moisture... Residue management has less impact on stored subsoil water availability than summer weed control... Moisture from rainfall events of 25-30mm between November and April is often still available in the soil at seeding...
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Wheat infected with crown rot.. Prof. Sutherland said the first step in finding a solution was identifying lines of wheat with significantly better resistance these were five low-yielding, unadapted wheat germplasm that did not grow well in Australian conditions... "The aim then was to get this resistance into lines of wheat adapted to Australia possessing other traits that farmers require," Prof. Sutherland said...
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GRDC grains forums outline 2013 cropping priorities.. "The focus at the moment is more about making good variety choices, making sure you've got the rotations right, being prepared for a season where we could have minimal stored moisture, getting the seeding right, getting the timing of it right and making sure we've got the rotations right so that weeds don't come up to be a major issue for us," Mr Shannon said... "GRDC is very supportive of only growing those varieties which have some good rust resistance, so (we are) relying on the genetic ability of the plants to deal with rust - rathe...
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"Currently only a small proportion of growers test soils to this depth, but it is necessary to provide the information they need to help them decide whether to apply lime before or after mouldboard ploughing or spading," he said... "After mouldboard ploughing or spading, but before seeding, growers should ideally go back and sample soils a second time to a depth of 20cm to help them assess soil nutrition requirements - particularly for phosphorus and potassium... "If growers do not have enough time to do nutrient testing between mouldboard ploughing or spading, and seeding, they need to ma...

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