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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Adventures in agronomy: highlights and relevance of farming systems across South America, Canada, US & Europe Dr John Kirkegaard, CSIRO Dr John Kirkegaard has been a farming systems agronomist with CSIRO since 1990 and has been active in several areas of research in southern NSW including crop rotations, tillage and stubble management, subsoil constraints and water-use efficiency... Recently John was supported by a CSIRO Newton-Turner Award to travel to a range of International research centres in South America, USA, Canada and Europe to investigate some of the approaches to agricultural productivity research in those countries and to consider their relevance in the Australian context... Kirkegaard@csiro.au < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Adventures in agronomy: highlights and relevance of farming systems across South America, Canada, US and Europe..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A survey of farmer paddocks across the Western Australian grainbelt has confirmed a big increase in the level of herbicide resistance in wild radish to commonly used Group B selective herbicides... Details of current levels of herbicide resistance in wild radish will be outlined at this month's Agribusiness Crop Updates, which are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA)... Ms Owen said that while glyphosate, atrazine and pyrasulfatole/bromoxynil (Velocity ) were still effective in most cases, growers should not rely on herbicides alone to manage wild radish and other weeds, and should also consider the use of non-chemical methods for weed control...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Western Australian growers are being encouraged to understand foliar fungal diseases of cereals and how to manage them... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released a western region-specific version of the Cereal Fungicides Fact Sheet, aimed at assisting growers in managing cereal fungicide use... According to GRDC plant health technologies program manager Ken Young, fungicides are just one component of an effective management strategy and do not increase yield; they protect yield potential and cannot retrieve lost yield if applied after infection is established...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A lime calculator released by the Liebe Group, produced with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), can help determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... Another useful tool is the Lime Comparison Calculator, available at www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison on the Soil Quality website, which is supported by the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative II and Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management... The calculator can help growers compare the effectiveness of different lime products, which can be sourced from many places and have different characteristics...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
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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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC Manager of Commercial Farm Technologies, Paul Meibusch, says the GRDC is aiming to invest up to $1.5 million per year in this program, with up to 10 short-term, proof-of-concept type projects to be contracted annually. ".. The next round of applications is now open, and GRDC is welcoming submissions from private or public organisations as well as individuals, including potential co-investments with private companies," Mr Meibusch said... "GRDC is heavily focused on investment in projects that deliver real-time solutions to issues that are impacting on yield and profit, and the Innovation Investment program is an exciting new concept designed to enhance our capacity and ability to make a real impact at the grass-roots level," Mr Meibusch said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The conference will bring together Australian and international delegates with an interest in biological nitrogen (N) fixation... Co-hosted by the Australian Society for Nitrogen Fixation, the University of Adelaide and the SA Research and Development Institute and sponsored by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the AW Howard Memorial Trust, the SA Grain Industry Trust, BASF Agricultural Specialties and Novozymes Biologicals Australia, the conference will be based at the Plant Research Centre at the Waite Precinct, Urrbrae, and will include a field tour to the Mid North of SA... The theme of the event is "N 2 fixation: reaping the benefits of basic and applied research", and the topics of targeted sessions will include the diversity and ecology of N-fixing organisms; molecular genetics and mechanisms of N fixation; N-fixing symbioses; N fixation in terrestrial systems; and increasing fixed N in farming systems...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The booklet contains the papers presented at AgriBio-Bundoora, Melbourne on Thursday 15 May 2014... Theme - Monitoring soil quality for better decision making.. (DAV00105) A molecular approach to unravel the dynamics of disease suppressive microbial communities (CSP00135)..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Crop health tool addresses new seasonal challenges.. PestFax- a vital link in the fight to maintain Western Australia's current levels of crop health - has resumed its free weekly service, as the new season presents a fresh set of pest and disease challenges... PestFax is widely read and supported by grains industry leaders including agronomists, consultants, farmers, researchers, grain marketers and retailers, with issues delivered to subscribers each Friday via email and available at www.agric.wa.gov.au/pestfax "The service helps the grains industry keep up with seasonal challenges and advises on management options relating to recurring pest and disease threats," PestFax editor and DAFWA entomologist Peter Mangano said...
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