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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Guide can help maximise spray program returns.. Grain growers are keenly interested in adjuvants that can be added to spray solutions on-farm to help them get the most out of dollars spent on spraying programs... Compiled by agricultural consultant Andrew Somervaille, with assistance from other specialists, Adjuvants - Oils, surfactants and other additives for farm chemicals can be downloaded from the GRDC website...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In particular I believe state and national agricultural lobby groups would benefit from the recommendations as they do much of the work in promoting agriculture in Australia and inevitably are used as media sources by agricultural and non agricultural journalists alike... Sir Gill says short answers of 20-25 seconds are effective, which I believe is an excellent technique when being interviewed by news journalists as it fits the "grab" length they would want for their bulletins... Rather than use the report to outline some of the traditional methods used by PR professionals such as holding press conferences and writing releases, I will instead look at some of the other approaches around the world to deliver the message of agriculture to the public...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A survey of farmer paddocks across the Western Australian grainbelt has confirmed a big increase in the level of herbicide resistance in wild radish to commonly used Group B selective herbicides... Details of current levels of herbicide resistance in wild radish will be outlined at this month's Agribusiness Crop Updates, which are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA)... Ms Owen said that while glyphosate, atrazine and pyrasulfatole/bromoxynil (Velocity ) were still effective in most cases, growers should not rely on herbicides alone to manage wild radish and other weeds, and should also consider the use of non-chemical methods for weed control...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
A GUIDE TO COMMUNICATION for Farm Families - the essential ingredient to sustaining families and farms is a free publication... If including gripe sessions (which can be valuable), set a time limit (say, 60 seconds); ensure the person states the issue (not attacks the person); give no right of reply; and, if the gripe is brought up three times at separate meetings, consider it a conflict and deal with it ... In the short term, family gatherings to occur at the parents' home...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Front End - people joining the business.. Back End - people leaving the business.. If family businesses make the majority of their decisions considering the impacts on family only , the business is often left bearing the negative consequences of these decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Plan your to manage family farm business changes and the earlier we start succession planning, the more options we will have in responding to the needs of family members and their changing involvement in the farm business... KEY POINtS A succession plan can help farming families and farm businesses to successfully manage anticipated and unforeseen changes in both their family and the business... A long-term strategy having a succession plan is a strategy to help family farm businesses prepare for the long-term transfer of responsibilities, capacity, management, ownership and control of a farm business from one generation of the family to the next...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Plan your to manage family farm business changes and the earlier we start succession planning, the more options we will have in responding to the needs of family members and their changing involvement in the farm business... KEY POINtS A succession plan can help farming families and farm businesses to successfully manage anticipated and unforeseen changes in both their family and the business... A long-term strategy having a succession plan is a strategy to help family farm businesses prepare for the long-term transfer of responsibilities, capacity, management, ownership and control of a farm business from one generation of the family to the next...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Plan your to manage family farm business changes and the earlier we start succession planning, the more options we will have in responding to the needs of family members and their changing involvement in the farm business... KEY POINtS A succession plan can help farming families and farm businesses to successfully manage anticipated and unforeseen changes in both their family and the business... A long-term strategy having a succession plan is a strategy to help family farm businesses prepare for the long-term transfer of responsibilities, capacity, management, ownership and control of a farm business from one generation of the family to the next...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The communication has been important in identifying research priorities and particularly delivering in-field outcomes associated with the management of powdery mildew fungicide resistance in barley... The communication with stakeholders has been carried out in general by the laboratory scientists and while effective, it has not been particularly efficient... Following completion of the National Plant Pathology Review, the GRDC invited us to submit a four year-project focussed on communication of fungicide resistance management strategies to a level comparable with that available to stakeholders for herbicide resistance management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Wild radish warrants radical response.. Successful long-term management of wild radish involves driving down its seedbank to very low levels and doing 'whatever it takes to stop a weed seed blow-out'... Many Western Australian growers have only one effective herbicide mode of action remaining that they can use to control wild radish - one of the most widespread and competitive weeds of grain cropping...
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