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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Caption: As well as hands-on farming experience, Gemma Walker has worked for many years managing farming systems groups across Australia and delivering a range of development and extension activities... Ms Walker and her fianc , Dean Wormald, will next year take over management of her family's 4000ha Munglinup farm from her parents, Tom and Jenne... Ms Walker said her family grew Margurita French Serradella for the first time on their Munglinup farm last year in a bid to introduce a profitable legume into the system, provide a weed and disease break and improve paddocks...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Caption: As well as hands-on farming experience, Gemma Walker has worked for many years managing farming systems groups across Australia and delivering a range of development and extension activities... Ms Walker and her fianc , Dean Wormald, will next year take over management of her family's 4000ha Munglinup farm from her parents, Tom and Jenne... Ms Walker said her family grew Margurita French Serradella for the first time on their Munglinup farm last year in a bid to introduce a profitable legume into the system, provide a weed and disease break and improve paddocks...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
"The challenge for the GRDC is to enhance its engagement with those growers who don't already contribute through Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) and the western panel, so that they feel a greater connection with the GRDC and have a better understanding of how we are delivering value to them," he said... Mr Clark said the tours were an opportunity to demonstrate how the GRDC was investing not only in new technologies relating to key issues such as herbicide resistance, frost, soil constraints, and crop rotations, but also in pre-emptive research defending farming systems from potential threats such as rust in cereals and blackleg in canola... Mr Clark said that while growers indicated that GRDC investments reflected the key issues of importance to them, many wanted an increased focus on local issues such as variety-specific agronomy information...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The decision by the New South Wales and Victorian Governments to lift their moratoria on the commercial production of genetically modified (GM) canola is welcomed by GRDC Chairman, Keith Perrett... Mr Perrett, a NSW graingrower, said the decision provided growers in these states the chance to bridge the technology gap with their main competitors in north and south America... I encourage the South Australian Government to acknowledge the benefits of this technology and follow the lead of the NSW and Victorian Governments to give South Australian growers an opportunity to more effectively compete with their overseas competitors", Mr Perrett said...
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Those passionate about the grains industry and who wish to make a difference to farmer profitability are encouraged to apply for one of two casual positions on the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Western Regional Panel... Panel members work with the GRDC to develop and prioritise its research, development and extension investment portfolio at a local, regional and national level... The Western Panel requires a range of skills which could come from growers, researchers, consultants, bulk handlers, suppliers, processors, or those in financial or natural resource management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The panel system is a key strength of the GRDC, with a cross-section of grain growers, scientists and people from industry to feed in regional priorities and assess funding proposals... Keith Harris (Port Macquarie), Loretta Serafin (Calala), and William Martel (Wellington) will join the northern panel and Neil Fettell (Condobolin), Chris Jones (Condobolin) and John Minogue (Barmedman) will join the southern panel... After completing an Agricultural Economics degree at UNE Armidale, William Martel worked for a grain trading firm and then the Brisbane office of Resource Consulting Services (RCS)...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GRDC Crop Updates 28-29 February 2012, Western Region, Perth WA. Stuart Kearns 19 September 2013 Stuart Kearns, GRDC, talks about regional cropping solutions groups... Growers want more effective delivery of RD&E that drives growth in their productivity, profitability and sustainability... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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The decision by the New South Wales and Victorian Governments to lift their moratoria on the commercial production of genetically modified (GM) canola is welcomed by GRDC Chairman, Keith Perrett... Mr Perrett, a NSW graingrower, said the decision provided growers in these states the chance to bridge the technology gap with their main competitors in north and south America... I encourage the South Australian Government to acknowledge the benefits of this technology and follow the lead of the NSW and Victorian Governments to give South Australian growers an opportunity to more effectively compete with their overseas competitors", Mr Perrett said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
" Date: 30.06.2014 e-growers make the world a smaller place.. Brendan's advice to other users: identify yourself with your real name and photo, and avoid engaging with anonymous users; the 140-character limit can distort tone so consider how a tweet may be perceived; you cannot take back a Tweet once it has been posted, so comment on issues you understand; and set up alerts on your smartphone to monitor if you are mentioned in tweets... Mae's Twitter advice to growers is: remember which country a tweet originates from (for example, if a US grain trader tweets 'Wheat sales one million', that means one million bushels, not tonnes); understand abbreviations used to condense messages (for example, in futures contract codes, 'WZ' means 'wheat, December'); and use an app such as TweetDeck to organise your Twitter feed and monitor topics by hashtag, such as #USDA and #harvest2013...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
" Date: 30.06.2014 e-growers make the world a smaller place.. Brendan's advice to other users: identify yourself with your real name and photo, and avoid engaging with anonymous users; the 140-character limit can distort tone so consider how a tweet may be perceived; you cannot take back a Tweet once it has been posted, so comment on issues you understand; and set up alerts on your smartphone to monitor if you are mentioned in tweets... Mae's Twitter advice to growers is: remember which country a tweet originates from (for example, if a US grain trader tweets 'Wheat sales one million', that means one million bushels, not tonnes); understand abbreviations used to condense messages (for example, in futures contract codes, 'WZ' means 'wheat, December'); and use an app such as TweetDeck to organise your Twitter feed and monitor topics by hashtag, such as #USDA and #harvest2013...
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