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Growers move quickly on new HRZ barley potential.. John Nelson, who farms with his sons Brad and Nick, says they planted half of their 380 hectares of barley to Westminster in 2012, encouraged by their agronomist and their local grower co-operative Southern, Quality Produce (SQP)... Owners: John and Moira Nelson, sons Brad and Nick Nelson Location: Cressy, Victoria Farm size: 1200 hectares, plus 1000ha leased Rainfall: 530 millimetres Soil types: medium brown loam to heavier black soils Soil pH: 6 Crops grown: wheat, barley, canola, field peas, oats Livestock: 2500 to 2700 sheep..
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GRDC strengthens its presence in NSW.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will honour a pledge to strengthen its regional ties today when it opens the doors of its new Dubbo office and hosts a GRDC board member-tour to meet with central NSW growers and visit leading research facilities... GRDC northern panel chairman James Clark said the day's activities represented a milestone for GRDC in its drive to better service the research needs and priorities of local growers through targeted regional investment in extension activities and medium term (3-8 year timeframe) research projects in agronomy, weeds, nutrition, diseases, soils, farming systems and pests...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grower Update on Wednesday, August 29, will provide local growers with the latest insights into farm practices and industry developments that offer opportunities for improved productivity... GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon says the grains research Updates are an important means of delivering valuable information and resources to growers looking to boost the efficiency and profitability of their farm enterprises... "It is critical that local growers are well placed in terms of knowledge and understanding of what they can do to get the most out of their farm operations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grower Update on Wednesday, August 29, will provide local growers with the latest insights into farm practices and industry developments that offer opportunities for improved productivity... GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon says the grains research Updates are an important means of delivering valuable information and resources to growers looking to boost the efficiency and profitability of their farm enterprises... "It is critical that local growers are well placed in terms of knowledge and understanding of what they can do to get the most out of their farm operations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Challenges and opportunities facing grain growers in the Forbes region will be front and centre at a research forum this month... One of the challenges facing growers in the region is the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds, and tackling this issue at the Update will be Western Australia-based Peter Newman, representing Planfarm and the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)... Supported by Central West Farming Systems, the Update at the Forbes Services Memorial Club will be from 9am (registration starts at 8.15am) to 1pm, with morning tea and lunch provided...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Challenges and opportunities facing grain growers in the Forbes region will be front and centre at a research forum this month... One of the challenges facing growers in the region is the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds, and tackling this issue at the Update will be Western Australia-based Peter Newman, representing Planfarm and the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)... Supported by Central West Farming Systems, the Update at the Forbes Services Memorial Club will be from 9am (registration starts at 8.15am) to 1pm, with morning tea and lunch provided...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A Canadian cropping adviser will be in Corowa next month to speak with local grain growers about the potential for advancing their farming systems through innovations in agronomy... Frost is a topic to be further explored by Tim March from the University of Adelaide and Dale Grey from the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, who, along with Dr Hunt, will look at frost tolerance ratings for barley and wheat varieties, impact of time of sowing and where the answers to reducing the risk of frost damage are likely to come from... Pulse and canola diseases will be detailed by Kurt Lindbeck of NSW DPI, Bayer's Wes Amor will outline fungicide trial results, while Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide will provide advice about maintaining the efficacy and longevity of pre-emergent herbicides...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers from throughout South Australia's Yorke Peninsula and Mid and Lower North regions will gather in Kadina next month to learn about the latest developments in crop production... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will host a grains research Update on Tuesday, August 14, at the Kadina Football Club, where industry experts will provide growers with cutting-edge agronomic advice and insights... GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Bill Long, of Ardrossan, says the Update will offer growers a comprehensive program delivering valuable information on various aspects of their production systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair said the annual spring tour took on special significance this year with inspection of new trial sites and the launch of a new CQ-specific desi chickpea variety, Pistol ... Mr Clark says cropping over the last 30-50 years has also resulted in significant depletion of key soil nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in many downs soils, whereas the incidence of deficiencies in others such as potassium and sulfur is expected to increase... The panel met with local growers and advisers at sites throughout the tour and visited on-farm with growers including Darren Jensen, Col Dunne, Ken Sullivan, Ivan Gowlett and Dave Daniels...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Mr Martel was acting in his capacity as newly appointed Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panellist and met with growers, researchers and advisers at sites across CQ including Biloela, Emerald, Capella, Springsure and Kilcummin... The panel met with local growers and advisers at sites throughout the tour and visited on-farm with growers including Darren Jensen, Col Dunne, Ken Sullivan, Ivan Gowlett and Dave Daniels... Caption: Peter Keys, DEEDI shows growers and the GRDC northern panel including Wellington grower and panellist Will Martel through GRDC-supported National Variety Trials (NVT) near Biloela, Qld...
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