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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Evaluation of the environmental and economic impact of Roundup Ready canola in the Western Australian crop production system James Fisher and D sir e Futures, York, Western Australia, james@desireefutures.net.au Peter Tozer, PRT Consulting, Armidale NSW, prt_consulting@live.com.au.. Overall, the analysis suggests that Roundup Ready canola could be as profitable or more profitable than triazine tolerant canola with a reduced environmental impact and slightly reduced fuel use... Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation 176..
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Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman has approved an exemption order under WA's Genetically Modified Crops Free Areas Act 2003 to allow the cultivation of GM canola to provide growers with added choice in their cropping systems... The decision brings WA into line with NSW and Victoria, where growers have been able to grow GM canola commercially since 2008... The 17 commercial growers of GM canola throughout the agricultural areas were impressed with the performance of the GM technology package when compared with other varieties of canola," he said...
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A new baking process developed by the Bread Research Institute could lead to increased exports of Australian wheat... Although Asia's bread manufacturers currently favour North American red wheat, if commercial trials of the new process are a success, Australia could become the preferred supplier... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Andrew and Jocelyn Bate look to the future of grain growing with an early version of a prototype agricultural robot undergoing proof-of-concept trials on their property near Emerald, Queensland... The brainchild of Andrew and Jocelyn Bate, this futuristic idea is becoming a hard-wired reality through research the couple initiated with Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics... Working in the family's paddocks, the AgBots can be seen from a distance as beams of infrared light moving slowly over chickpeas, wheat, mungbeans and sorghum stubble: the red light revealing where the unit has identified and killed weeds...
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