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Northern New South Wales grain grower and company director Richard Clark has been appointed as the new GRDC chair, replacing Gunnedah grower Keith Perrett... In partnership with his wife Barbara, Mr Clark runs a 1340-hectare grain enterprise at Tulloona where the focus is on summer and winter cereals, pulses and oilseeds... A graduate of the Orange Agricultural College, and a fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Clark has considerable experience as a chair and director of companies in the agricultural sector...
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James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says advances in yield are always welcome and a substantial gain of 12 per cent on the widely-grown mungbean variety, Crystal will advantage growers... Summer grains can also lift farm profits by adding income and potentially reducing fertiliser and other costs, he says... GRDC investments in pre-breeding allow breeders and seed companies to progress potential lines to release more efficiently, Mr Clark says...
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GRDC Chair underlines importance of research investment.. "The Australian grains sector is a significant contributor to the national economy and to the sustainability of rural and regional communities," Mr Clark said... Mr Clark has spent the lead up to his official appointment meeting growers and industry representatives to talk about GRDC priorities for the future and plans to visit different grower regions over the next few months to build a clear picture of the R&D strategies that will deliver the best possible returns to the GRDC's primary stakeholders...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) launched a comprehensive set of crop information modules today (Tuesday, March 4), the GRDC GrowNotes... James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says the GrowNotes are an entirely new initiative for the organisation and for the first time provide a one-stop shop for northern region trial results and recommendations... "Having said that, the GrowNotes build on extension media of past and present, from crop management notes to YouTube," Mr Clark said...
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New wheat changes weed management options.. James Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair said Elmore CL Plus , a new Clearfield wheat released by Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) gives growers another tool to combat problem weeds... "There is a discount in moving from a prime hard to hard variety but it may be worth it for the opportunity to reset the system, control weeds and use residual chemicals in the fallow, a practice that would normally lock growers out of wheat that year," he said...
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GRDC and growers welcome new faba bean.. Mr Clark says PBA Warda is the result of a targeted, GRDC-funded pulse breeding program which has produced an early flowering and maturing faba bean adapted to northern NSW and southern Queensland growing conditions. ".. It is moderately resistant (MR-R) to rust, has a high level of tolerance to bean leafroll virus (BLRV) and produces bigger seed that is more uniform than Doza ," Mr Clark said...
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"If anyone along the value chain has research ideas that they think will benefit Australian growers then we are willing to co-invest," he told the conference, attended by customers and marketers of Australian grain... Mr Clark said innovation and new technologies, including new varieties, had helped Australian growers to triple production since 1975, making the country a more reliable supplier to the world grain market... Mr Clark also brought the conference up to date on research into canola capable of producing omega-3 fatty acids, as a potential alternative to omega-3s from marine algae delivered via seafoods...
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GRDC progresses industry research expansion plan.. A strategic plan focussed on ramping up the research and development capacity of the northern Australian grains industry will take centre stage today when members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel meet with leading researchers in Toowoomba... "With the northern grains region stretching from Dubbo in Central NSW to the top of Queensland, including some of the most diverse cropping environments in Australia, regular interaction with leading researchers is vital to ensuring that GRDC-funded research is regionally focussed and delivers local solutions to northern growers," Mr Clark said...
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Staying informed has become easier and that augurs well for the uptake of new technologies.".. To subscribe to the podcasts, go to iTunes on an iPhone or iPad and search for GRDC... Android phone or tablet users can go online to www.grdc.com.au/podcasts and follow the prompts to subscribe to the podcasts...
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Mr Clark, who was a GRDC director from 1996 until 2002, will replace outgoing Chair Keith Perrett who has held the position for the past six years... In partnership with his wife Barbara, Mr Clark runs an intensive 1340 hectare grain enterprise at Tulloona where the focus is on summer and winter cereals, pulses and oilseeds... A graduate of Orange Agricultural College and a Fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Clark has considerable experience as a chairman and director of companies in the agricultural sector, including a number involved in agricultural research...
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