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Contributions to agriculture's development and three generations of its scientists' professional development have helped a Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) researcher win the 2009 GRDC Western Region Seed of Light award... Mr Young said many growers would know Dr Bowden as the straight-talking soil commentator standing in a pit wearing his trademark blue crocheted hat at grower group field days... The GRDC's manager of validation and integration Stuart Kearns says that of the $110 million invested by the GRDC annually, $35 million is invested in farming practices research...
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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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The GRDC and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have announced plans to further develop the Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) technology to integrate the process into the harvester itself... Mr Meibusch says the HSD technology may prove to be one of the most important investments made by the GRDC in weed control... The prototype showed potential both the the GRDC and UniSA say there is still work to be done...
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Social media helps GRDC keep industry ahead.. GRDC's manager of online communities Prudence Cook said Australian grain growers had much to gain from the use of social media as a communications tool, enabling them to source on-the-spot agronomic information and production advice from other growers, industry bodies, respected advisors and researchers... Topics covered in the presentation include the evolution of social media in Australian agriculture - how is it used in the grains industry and common myths; Twitter - what is it, what conversations are happening and what's the best bang for your buck when looking for grains information and troubleshooting; and key considerations before you start tweeting...
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The digital age is providing growers with easy access to resources and support tools in their quest to lift efficiency and productivity, according to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... GRDC's Manager of Delivery Platforms, Tom McCue, says technology is rapidly changing and making it possible for growers and advisers to capture farm information in real time and share this information immediately with a wide network... Mr McCue said the GRDC was converting some of its research, development and extension outputs into easy-to-use and accessible applications - such as Weed ID and Insect ID apps - and more decision-support tools are planned for the future...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will this month host a grains research Update at Grenfell where growers will gather to learn about developments in research and practices that can have a positive impact on-farm... The Update will be on Tuesday, July 31, at the Grenfell Bowling Club, where a line-up of expert speakers from throughout Australia will address growers on subjects and issues of most relevance and importance to them... Herbicide resistance expert Dr Chris Preston, from the University of Adelaide, will provide growers with the latest data on herbicide resistance in weeds and an update on developments in pre-emergent options...
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The digital age is providing growers with easy access to resources and support tools in their quest to lift efficiency and productivity, according to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... GRDC's Manager of Delivery Platforms, Tom McCue, says technology is rapidly changing and making it possible for growers and advisers to capture farm information in real time and share this information immediately with a wide network... Mr McCue said the GRDC was converting some of its research, development and extension outputs into easy-to-use and accessible applications - such as Weed ID and Insect ID apps - and more decision-support tools are planned for the future...
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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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" GRDC Crop Updates 23-24 February 2011, Western Region, Perth WA, Rohan Rainbow 17 September 2013 GRDC manager for crop protection Rohan Rainbow discusses national changes to spray regulations, with particular emphasis on implications for farmers and advisers... Recorded at GRDC Updates, Western Region, Perth WA February 23-24, 2011.. Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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"We need to find the best strain for all conditions and this means taking them out into the field in a range of environments," Mr Meibusch says... " the microspectrometers may be used to measure phosphine levels in silos, grain moisture and protein content, for example, but the first use we are testing is to measure soil properties," Mr Meibusch says... Mr Meibusch and his colleagues are focused on gaining the best outcomes for Australian grain growers and at times that means working with international partners to draw in funding, achieve international market acceptance or gain economies of scale...
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