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Quad bikes drive up toll.. There is about one on-farm fatality each week in Australia - a blunt reminder of the ongoing need for caution in agriculture, according to the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS) at the University of Sydney... The latest statistics released by the ACAHS, based on an analysis of 2015 print media reports, show that 37 people - including four children - lost their lives in on-farm incidents between 1 January and 30 September 2015 and 74 were injured in non-fatal incidents...
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Plans to bring barley breeding into a nationally-coordinated program have moved a step closer with the different breeding program leaders agreeing on the need for structural change to keep Australian programs internationally competitive... A national program would raise the level of barley breeding, not just to provide growers with improved varieties, but also ensure breeding programs are in step with market forces... The steering committee, at a meeting in Adelaide on 21 October, also agreed that Barley Australia should be recognised as the peak industry body and provide market direction to the breeding programs...
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Harvest is crunch time for each year's crop, and always a good opportunity to evocatively capture on film the season's end-game.. Harvester at night in fields with moon shining through clouds... In the areas, growers suggest that early sowing, good winter rains and newer wheat varieties, such as LongReach ScoutA and Mace, have all contributed to the production achieved, despite receiving only 40mm of spring rain...
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The integrated management of invertebrate pests in Tasmanian grain crops will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Campbell Town on September 9... The Grains Research and Development Corporation ( GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... Workshop topics include implementing an integrated approach to insect management and decision making; monitoring, thresholds and management strategies for regionally important crops and insects; and integrated pest management tools including conserving beneficial insects and options for more selective insecticides...
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The integrated management of insect pests in grain crops on the Eyre Peninsula will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Cummins on September 11... The Grains Research and Development Corporation ( GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... Workshop topics include implementing an integrated approach to insect management and decision making; monitoring, thresholds and management strategies for regionally important crops and insects; and integrated pest management tools including conserving beneficial insects and more selective insecticide options...
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Harvest is crunch time for each year's crop, and always a good opportunity to evocatively capture on film the season's end-game.. Harvester at night in fields with moon shining through clouds... In the areas, growers suggest that early sowing, good winter rains and newer wheat varieties, such as LongReach ScoutA and Mace, have all contributed to the production achieved, despite receiving only 40mm of spring rain...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released two new fact sheets to assist southern region grain growers with their spraying practices... The fact sheet offers a summary of herbicide groups and the properties that interact with spray practice, information on how a herbicide works, interactions between nozzle type and formulation or adjuvants, as well as the impact of travel speed and nozzle design... Region North, South < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Be on receiving end of spray facts..
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Wagga Wagga workshop to discuss frost management in 2015.. New South Wales agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making ...
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South Australian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Adelaide on April 1 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Guest speakers include Mick Faulkner, from Agrilink Agricultural Consultants; Neil Fettell from Central West Farming Systems; CSIRO Climate Applications scientist Steve Crimp; Ben Biddulph from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia; Tim March from the University of Adelaide; and Andrew Skinner from MEA, which designs and manufactures environmental monitoring systems...
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Victorian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Horsham on March 31 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making...
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