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Panel members put a spring in their step.. Photo of Kit Leake, Darren Turnbridge, Fred McAuliffe and Tony Tropiano (From left) GRDC western panellist Kit Leake, with Mullewa growers Darren Tunbridge, Fred McAuliffe and Tony Tropiano and GRDC western region grower services manager Darren Hughes at the Mullewa NVT trial site visited during the Western Panel's northern spring tour... The objectives of the GRDC's Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN) initiative are to: identify local research, development and extension priorities; create and manage knowledge; build regional RD&E capacity among growers and advisers; proactively respond to regional industry issues in a timely manner; and provide enduring links between growers, advisers and the GRDC...
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Grower feedback will refine GRDC investments.. Separate tours were conducted by the panel in WA's Northern Agricultural Region (NAR), Great Southern cropping districts and Esperance region, allowing the GRDC to meet with a large number of growers and industry representatives including advisers... Mr Roberts said some of the agronomic topics raised by growers during the tour included ongoing issues with herbicide resistance in weeds; a desire for crops better able to withstand frost; nematodes and root diseases such as crown rot and rhizoctonia; a need for more viable break crop options; locally adapted soils research; non-wetting soils/tillage; and heat stress...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grower feedback will refine GRDC investments.. Separate tours were conducted by the panel in WA's Northern Agricultural Region (NAR), Great Southern cropping districts and Esperance region, allowing the GRDC to meet with a large number of growers and industry representatives including advisers... Mr Roberts said some of the agronomic topics raised by growers during the tour included ongoing issues with herbicide resistance in weeds; a desire for crops better able to withstand frost; nematodes and root diseases such as crown rot and rhizoctonia; a need for more viable break crop options; locally adapted soils research; non-wetting soils/tillage; and heat stress...
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"Meetings with growers, researchers, advisers and other grains industry representatives will take place in districts including Mingenew, Morawa, Coorow, Moora, New Norcia, Yerecoin/Piawaning, Calingiri and Bolgart," Mr Roberts said... "Feedback from growers helps the panel - comprised of growers and other representatives of WA's grain industry - ensure that all research hits the paddock and provides the best possible return to growers," he said... Mr Roberts said that as well as allowing panellists to hear first-hand about grower production issues, the GRDC western regional panel spring tours provided growers with an opportunity to ask questions about the GRDC and its investments...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Panel heads to central grainbelt to talk with growers.. "The GRDC is committed to ensuring its links with growers are direct and effective, so it is always available to hear feedback on how it invests its funds in research, development and extension (RD&E) to ultimately achieve productivity and profit gains for growers... "The western panel plays a vital role in being an on-the-ground contact with growers and industry stakeholders, and panellists use the spring tours to hear about grower production issues and answer any questions about the GRDC and its investments."..
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The tour will visit ground breaking GRDC-funded trials into new crop germplasm, agronomic practices and soil and crop nutrition being conducted at the University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton campus by UQ, CSIRO and Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)... Being held from Monday September 8 to Wednesday September 10, the tour encompasses two separate groups of GRDC northern panel members, GRDC board members and staff - one touring to the northern rivers region of New South Wales, Toowoomba, Gatton and Kingaroy while the other group will travel from Emerald to Moura and Biloela... At the conclusion of the tour, participants will gather in Brisbane to discuss their observations, industry feedback and suggestions...
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The low rainfall zone tour will comprise visits to: SA - Mallala, Pinery, Port Germein, Willowie, Orroroo, Kimba, Buckleboo, Tuckey, Arno Bay, Wharminda, Murlong, Lock, Warramboo, Wudinna, Minnipa and Mudamuckla... The medium rainfall zone tour will comprise visits to: SA - Pinery, Mallala, Balaklava, Hart, Clare, Tarlee, University of SA (Mawson Lakes), the Waite research precinct in Adelaide, Keith, Sherwood; Victoria - Horsham and Longerenong... The high rainfall zone/irrigation tour will comprise visits to: NSW - Griffith, Yanco, Young, Greenthorpe, Harden, Goulburn; Tasmania - Launceston, Milford Dam, Campbell Town, Riccarton, Forrest Vale, Cressy, Wollen Park, Deloraine, Red Hills and Huntsman Dam...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Panel to get the dirt on cropping issues and opportunities.. The low rainfall zone tour will comprise visits to: SA - Mallala, Pinery, Port Germein, Willowie, Orroroo, Kimba, Buckleboo, Tuckey, Arno Bay, Wharminda, Murlong, Lock, Warramboo, Wudinna, Minnipa and Mudamuckla... The medium rainfall zone tour will comprise visits to: SA - Pinery, Mallala, Balaklava, Hart, Clare, Tarlee, University of SA (Mawson Lakes), the Waite research precinct in Adelaide, Keith, Sherwood; Victoria - Horsham and Longerenong...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC panel members and staff met with growers and researchers across the country to discuss issues they face as part of annual spring panel tours in the southern, western and northern grain-growing regions... GRDC Northern Panel chair, James Clark, says the tour of growers' properties, trial sites and research facilities aimed to overcome obstacles to productivity and profitability at a grassroots level... "There are many ways the GRDC consults with growers and researchers, but standing in crops discussing local production constraints and priorities for GRDC funding gives the panel a clear picture of what needs to be tackled," Mr Clark says...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will seek feedback from growers about important local agronomic issues, during spring tours of Western Australia's grainbelt... "Consultation during the tours also allows the GRDC to explain its investments in new technologies relating to key issues such as herbicide resistance, frost, soil constraints and crop rotations, as well as pre-emptive research into threats including diseases such as rust.".. Mr Roberts said the GRDC western regional panel spring tours were one of a number of ways that the GRDC consulted with growers and industry representatives, with other opportunities including the GRDC's presence at field days and events, as well as its Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) initiative...
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