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Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus can be a threat in all environments, and it is recommended that seed be treated with imidicloprid, or crops closely monitored for aphid infestation and sprayed ... In the circumstances using fertilisers that have a higher sulphur content, like MES 10 or Airseeder Superfect, can be beneficial... A fast track project was initiated to demonstrate and evaluate a range of management strategies that Twelve farms were surveyed across the western districts of southern Victoria that were considered suitable as potential trial sites based on grower and adviser recommendations...
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Cereal growers, who may already be considering their fertiliser requirements for the 2014 winter cropping season, now have access to a free Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) winter cereal nutrition application (app)... GRDC delivery platforms manager Tom McCue said the app covered both nutrient deficiencies and toxicities and environmental, chemical and physiological disorders which could give similar symptoms to nutrient disorders... "The app contains prominent images, thorough descriptions of the issue and its contributing factors," he said...
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The RCS network in the Geraldton port zone will meet in late September... "Many networks are interested in investigating soil moisture probe technology so growers have a better idea of how much sub-soil water is available to crops, and subsequently how much nitrogen they should apply," she said... "I encourage growers and other industry representatives to contact their local RCS network representatives because the GRDC wants to hear about local agronomic priorities and what's not being addressed by existing RD&E investments," he said...
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The RCS network in the Geraldton port zone will meet in late September... "Many networks are interested in investigating soil moisture probe technology so growers have a better idea of how much sub-soil water is available to crops, and subsequently how much nitrogen they should apply," she said... "I encourage growers and other industry representatives to contact their local RCS network representatives because the GRDC wants to hear about local agronomic priorities and what's not being addressed by existing RD&E investments," he said...
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Key production issues facing Western Australian grain growers are being identified at a grassroots level under a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) initiative... GRDC western panel chairman Peter Roberts said the RCSNs were helping the GRDC respond in a timely manner to regional grower issues... Mr Roberts said the RCSNs - in WA's Kwinana east, Kwinana west, Albany, Esperance and Geraldton port zones - each comprised 12 representatives including a GRDC western panellist, farmers and representatives from agribusiness and research and development organisations...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Figure 1 Facilitating better trial design - By Gio Braidotti Eight facilitators have been appointed to head the GRDC's new research, development and extension (RD&E) platform - the Regional Cropping Solutions (RCS) networks... Nine networks are being established across the southern and western growing regions... The newly appointed facilitators are to head these networks, a role that requires familiarity with long-standing and emerging local issues and the ability to identify the research question that best helps address these challenges...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
About 70 growers, agronomists, farm consultants, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) staff and bankers from across WA make up the GRDC's western Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN).They are the on-the-ground 'brains trust' that feeds information into the GRDC's Western Panel as it identifies and prioritises research, development and extension activities for this region... Members of each of the five western RCSN groups met in Perth in late February with GRDC program managers and staff, Western Panel members and representatives from other research organisations... The combined RCSN meeting provided a platform for discussing key local issues and establishing key contacts...
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About 70 growers, agronomists, farm consultants, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) staff and bankers from across WA make up the GRDC's western Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN).They are the on-the-ground 'brains trust' that feeds information into the GRDC's Western Panel as it identifies and prioritises research, development and extension activities for this region... Members of each of the five western RCSN groups met in Perth in late February with GRDC program managers and staff, Western Panel members and representatives from other research organisations... The combined RCSN meeting provided a platform for discussing key local issues and establishing key contacts...
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