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Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin... The CD begins with a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley and an overview of the new southern stubble management initiative by GRDC Regional Grower Services Manager for the south, Andrew Rice... If you are pressed for time to read the new edition of Ground Cover then you can download an audio presentation of the magazine...
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I joined the GRDC southern panel mainly to find out more about what GRDC does and how they do business and I have been involved in some of the work they have done... I also wanted to find out more about the investments being made by GRDC on behalf of growers," he says... Climate variability is one such issue, and he wants to see farm management practice evolve to adapt with changing climate conditions that are increasingly impacting on cropping profitability...
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I joined the GRDC southern panel mainly to find out more about what GRDC does and how they do business and I have been involved in some of the work they have done... I also wanted to find out more about the investments being made by GRDC on behalf of growers," he says... Climate variability is one such issue, and he wants to see farm management practice evolve to adapt with changing climate conditions that are increasingly impacting on cropping profitability...
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GRDC panel to canvass Victorian grain research priorities.. The tour from Monday, September 5, to Friday, September 9, will provide panel members with critical insights into the research, development and extension needs and requirements of Victoria's grain-growing community... During the tour we will meet with farming systems groups and grain growers in the field, which will provide panel members with an intimate understanding of local issues. "..
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GRDC turns up the heat on frost research.. Research also indicates that the incidence of frosts across Australia has increased and more frost events are occurring later in the year, costing the national grains industry more than an estimated $360 million on average each year... Caption: Frost events can be unpredictable and their impact can vary depending on the nature of the frost and the stage of crop growth...
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"The GRDC invests in a range of skills and capacity-building activities that are aimed at supporting current and potential future members of the industry to improve their ability to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance the nation's grains sector," Ms Allan said... Industry Development Awards - The GRDC Industry Development Awards are specifically targeted at Australian grain growers or groups working directly with growers for study tours, travel or other forms of training approved by the GRDC... Conference Sponsorship - The GRDC provides sponsorship assistance to organisations wishing to conduct a conference, workshop, seminar or field day that directly benefits the Australian grains industry...
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Members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western regional panel, accompanied by other GRDC personnel including board members and staff, are embarking on three separate spring tours covering different areas of the WA grainbelt... The first tour will meet with growers, grower groups, researchers and consultants in the Great Southern region from September 8 to 10, touring districts including Wandering, West Arthur, Kojonup and South Stirling... The southern tour will be followed by a tour of the eastern grainbelt from September 22 to 24 and a tour of the northern grainbelt from October 1 to 3...
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The tour will visit ground breaking GRDC-funded trials into new crop germplasm, agronomic practices and soil and crop nutrition being conducted at the University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton campus by UQ, CSIRO and Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)... Being held from Monday September 8 to Wednesday September 10, the tour encompasses two separate groups of GRDC northern panel members, GRDC board members and staff - one touring to the northern rivers region of New South Wales, Toowoomba, Gatton and Kingaroy while the other group will travel from Emerald to Moura and Biloela... At the conclusion of the tour, participants will gather in Brisbane to discuss their observations, industry feedback and suggestions...
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Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the $2.15 million Australian Research Council Training Centre for Functional Grains, to be located at Charles Sturt University (CSU) at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, aims to add value to crop production, improve product marketability and boost research capacity within the industry... CSU Associate Professor in Food Science, Dr Chris Blanchard, is the centre director and he says training the next generation of grains scientists will be a key focus of the centre... Caption: Charles Sturt University Associate Professor in Food Science and director of the new Australian Research Council Training Centre for Functional Grains, Dr Chris Blanchard (rear), pictured at CSU with grain science PhD students Christina Chin and Kyle Reynolds...
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Top-down planning drives US crop research.. One of the key differences from Australia is that in the US, growers have less direct say in research priorities and have to raise their own funds if their needs fall outside programs established by the universities and government... In terms of research directions, Professor Van Alfen says the broad interest is in sustainable farming systems that can continue to provide for the needs of a growing human population, including food, clean air and water...
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