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A new report outlines actions taken by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in response to local priority issues identified by Western Australian grain growers... The GRDC's 2014-15 Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) Annual Report provides a summary of recent activities initiated by WA's five RCSNs, and an overview of the GRDC's investment planning process for grains research, development and extension (RD&E)... High priority issues identified in 2014-15 by WA RCSNs include profitable rotations; subsoil constraints; acidity; herbicide resistance; nematodes and soil-borne diseases; canola and the need for better agronomic packages for this crop; frost; non-wetting soils; management of seasonal and soil variability; and business management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A new report outlines actions taken by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in response to local priority issues identified by Western Australian grain growers... The GRDC's 2014-15 Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) Annual Report provides a summary of recent activities initiated by WA's five RCSNs, and an overview of the GRDC's investment planning process for grains research, development and extension (RD&E)... High priority issues identified in 2014-15 by WA RCSNs include profitable rotations; subsoil constraints; acidity; herbicide resistance; nematodes and soil-borne diseases; canola and the need for better agronomic packages for this crop; frost; non-wetting soils; management of seasonal and soil variability; and business management...
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"I have always been a fan of the GRDC and the work they fund so when I was approached to be a part of the inaugural RCSN I jumped at the chance," John says... "The RCSNs have a great mix of people involved including growers, scientists and researchers, agronomists and advisers," he says... "We have the sort of people who solve problems and share their knowledge with their peers," he says...
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Recent collaborative research work investigating the decision-making tool Yield Prophet , supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), aimed to help Western Australian growers answer this question... Growers accessing information from the sites could easily identify crop progress during the season and adapt their logistics and applications ... According to a report compiled by DAFWA about the work in the Albany port zone, Yield Prophet is a moderately complex program for which new users require assistance, and growers probably need consultant support to get best value from it...
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Farmers see pH as a influencer of yield and test and manage soils ... Overall, farmers lack skills/confidence to have a go - and don't know a "trusted someone" to get advice from... This season he had a delver made and he now contracts himself out to farmers...
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A broad network of grower and grains industry representatives is helping to inform investment in grains research, development and extension to address cropping issues of most concern in the southern region... Some issues identified by the RCSNs have been addressed through the GRDC's new "fast track" funding process in which small scale, short time-frame and relatively small budget projects involving in-season responses are quickly activated... This year, 29 issues identified by the RCSNs have been included in the 61 southern region issues prioritised by the Panel and put to the GRDC for proposed funding...
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A broad network of grower and grains industry representatives is helping to inform investment in grains research, development and extension to address cropping issues of most concern in the southern region... Some issues identified by the RCSNs have been addressed through the GRDC's new "fast track" funding process in which small scale, short time-frame and relatively small budget projects involving in-season responses are quickly activated... This year, 29 issues identified by the RCSNs have been included in the 61 southern region issues prioritised by the Panel and put to the GRDC for proposed funding...
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GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said the RCSNs were a vital part of the GRDC's issues identification process for the western grain growing region... Ms Hill said the GRDC RCSN initiative had created valuable links between growers, GRDC personnel, researchers and other industry representatives and increased the GRDC's 'on the ground' presence in WA... Prior to her role as GRDC RCSN coordinator, Ms Hill worked for several years for the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and with her husband owned and ran a broadacre farm at Ravensthorpe until 2010...
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More than 200 Western Australian grain growers attended meetings initiated by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to talk about production issues affecting their profitability... Issues raised at five 'open Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) meetings' were fed into subsequent meetings of the RCSNs, which identify issues critical to ensuring the prosperity of the grains industry in their area and initiate local projects... Growers and other industry people interested in helping to boost profitability of grain production in their area are invited to apply to become a member of their local RCSN...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
More than 200 Western Australian grain growers attended meetings initiated by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to talk about production issues affecting their profitability... Issues raised at five 'open Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) meetings' were fed into subsequent meetings of the RCSNs, which identify issues critical to ensuring the prosperity of the grains industry in their area and initiate local projects... Growers and other industry people interested in helping to boost profitability of grain production in their area are invited to apply to become a member of their local RCSN...
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