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A new focus for grains research across New South Wales (NSW) is set to provide growers with even better, more local results - fitting nicely with the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) delivery on local industry issues... "While recent research at Tamworth has been important and it's pleasing to see more capacity there, the industry identified several years ago that there was a need to further decentralise RD&E capacity and these new positions in Narrabri and Trangie will help deliver key research findings to a wider area across the northern region... "The expanded network will allow the GRDC to invest in new initiatives focusing on agronomy, soils, weeds and nutrition to continue to drive improvements in productivity and profitability for NSW grain growers," Mr Clark said...
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Saul Eslake to headline farm business forum in Adelaide.. The Update, which is designed to provide professionals with information and resources to enhance their service to grain growers, will be on Tuesday, November 20, at the Adelaide Convention Centre... "Recognising the importance of enterprise management in improving grain producers' incomes, the GRDC has embarked on a new series of forums at which grains industry professionals and growers can access valuable information and resources to support them in their business decision-making," Mr Shannon said...
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Lessons learned from the 2014 frosts: A grower case study.. "In one area, there is 10 metres separating lupins from lentils and while the lupins were quite badly damaged, the lentils were fine," Grant said... After weighing up the economics - and a 'heads-up' to the bank manager - Grant decided cutting the vetch for hay was going to be the only way they could recoup some of their costs...
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The digital age is providing growers with easy access to resources and support tools in their quest to lift efficiency and productivity, according to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... GRDC's Manager of Delivery Platforms, Tom McCue, says technology is rapidly changing and making it possible for growers and advisers to capture farm information in real time and share this information immediately with a wide network... Mr McCue said the GRDC was converting some of its research, development and extension outputs into easy-to-use and accessible applications - such as Weed ID and Insect ID apps - and more decision-support tools are planned for the future...
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Plan for profit in 2014: add the GRDC Updates to the diary.. Coonabarabran will host an advisor update on February 26 and 27 at the Town Hall; a grower update will be held at Nyngan Bowling Club on February 28; Goondiwindi will host an advisor update on March 4 and 5 at the Goondiwindi Community Centre; and a grower update will be held at the Mungindi Community Hall on March 6... Update coordinator John Cameron, ICAN Rural, said the updates would address the latest information needed to drive on-farm adoption on key topics such as bridging the yield gap between environmentally achievable yields versus actual yields, the effective use of pre-emergent cereal herbicides, herbicide resistance and weed management, crop nutrition, disease, varietal selection and soil water management...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation-commissioned Grower Survey has revealed that R&D is regarded by the vast majority (89 per cent) of respondents as "critical" for the success of their farm business... Conducted in July and August this year, the survey of growers across the nation has also revealed that since 2010 - when the previous survey was undertaken - there has been a significant rise in the proportion of respondents believing they have directly benefited from grains R&D activities over the past five years (76% compared to 67%)... It is very important that we canvas growers about the effectiveness of GRDC-funded initiatives, activities and information," Mr Lukacs said...
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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 industry stakeholders, and panellists use the spring tours to hear about grower production issues and answer any questions about the GRDC and its investments...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC chair Richard Clark with Senator Bridget McKenzie, who gave the opening address at the GRDC Growers' Day... About 200 people attended the inaugural GRDC Growers' Day, which kicked off the Australian Grains Industry Conference in Melbourne at the end of July... Conference sessions on the opening day included: the changing requirements of customers in terms of quality, sustainability and certification; the latest developments in global R&D; what leading growers are doing differently to the rest; and the producer perspective on managing counterparty risk (the risk to each party of a contract that the counterparty will not meet its contractual obligations)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC chair Richard Clark with Senator Bridget McKenzie, who gave the opening address at the GRDC Growers' Day... About 200 people attended the inaugural GRDC Growers' Day, which kicked off the Australian Grains Industry Conference in Melbourne at the end of July... Conference sessions on the opening day included: the changing requirements of customers in terms of quality, sustainability and certification; the latest developments in global R&D; what leading growers are doing differently to the rest; and the producer perspective on managing counterparty risk (the risk to each party of a contract that the counterparty will not meet its contractual obligations)...
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Use 'BMP for peanuts' to improve your enterprise's bottom line.. The adoption of best management practices (BMP) is essential for growers to consistently achieve good profits... The 'BMP for peanuts' is a valuable tool for peanut growers developed as part of the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) project 'Best Management Practices for High Input Peanut Production System - Toolkits for Growers' (Project reference number #DAQ0091)...
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