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Students in Victoria's Wimmera region have had the chance to become familiar with private-sector grains R&D since a $14-million plant-breeding centre began operating adjacent to their classrooms... Bayer CropScience canola breeder David Pike says that, to date, the new facilities have given 10 students an insight into the processes involved in developing new crop varieties... As part of a 'research methods' subject, students are involved in a range of activities, from crossing plants in the glasshouse, to analysing wheat quality in the laboratory and harvesting trials, Mr Pike says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC and Glenn McGrath declare one week before stumps on Grain Inventors competition.. Australian Year of the Farmer ambassador Glenn McGrath is encouraging Australia's grain innovators to increase the pace and submit their ideas before 26 November... GRDC Chairman Keith Perrett has been excited by the entries he has seen to date, saying there is real potential for the entrants to generate increased efficiencies, profitability and productivity in the grains industry...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced the appointment of a new regional manager in Western Australia... Before his appointment to the GRDC, Mr States worked for a number of years in the fields of crop protection and agronomy, based in WA... Mr States said in his new role with the GRDC, he would work closely with growers and industry representatives to ensure that RD&E investments resulted in profitable practice changes on-farm...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has called for applications for positions on its western regional panel... GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said the GRDC's regional panels represented Australia's principal cropping zones and appointment of members to the panels was considered as crucial to the GRDC's success... The current GRDC western regional panel comprises chairman Peter Roberts, Dunn Rock; deputy chairman Mike Ewing, Perth; John Even, Calingiri; Susan Hall, Perth; Paul Kelly, Mingenew; Bill Ryan, Perth; Shauna Stone, Quairading; Chris Wilkins, Badgingarra; Darrin Lee, Mingenew; Gemma Walker, Munglinup; and GRDC research programs executive manager Brondwen MacLean...
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GRDC regional manager to assist RD&E uptake in WA.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced the appointment of a new regional manager in Western Australia... Mr States said in his new role with the GRDC, he would work closely with growers and industry representatives to ensure that RD&E investments resulted in profitable practice changes on-farm...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Managing Director John Harvey is in Western Australia this week speaking with growers at a series of 'shed visits' in the eastern and central grainbelt... GRDC Western Regional Panel Chairman Peter Roberts and Grower Services Manager Darren Hughes are also participating in the meetings as part of an ongoing commitment by the GRDC to engage with growers and hear about the issues affecting their profitability... "I am always looking for opportunities to talk with growers and hear, first-hand, about the research priorities they believe will deliver the greatest benefits on farm," said Mr Harvey...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has called for applications for positions on its western regional panel... GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said the GRDC's regional panels represented Australia's principal cropping zones and appointment of members to the panels was considered as crucial to the GRDC's success... The current GRDC western regional panel comprises chairman Peter Roberts, Dunn Rock; deputy chairman Mike Ewing, Perth; John Even, Calingiri; Susan Hall, Perth; Paul Kelly, Mingenew; Bill Ryan, Perth; Shauna Stone, Quairading; Chris Wilkins, Badgingarra; Darrin Lee, Mingenew; Gemma Walker, Munglinup; and GRDC research programs executive manager Brondwen MacLean...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation-commissioned Grower Survey has revealed that R&D is regarded by the vast majority (89 per cent) of respondents as "critical" for the success of their farm business... Conducted in July and August this year, the survey of growers across the nation has also revealed that since 2010 - when the previous survey was undertaken - there has been a significant rise in the proportion of respondents believing they have directly benefited from grains R&D activities over the past five years (76% compared to 67%)... It is very important that we canvas growers about the effectiveness of GRDC-funded initiatives, activities and information," Mr Lukacs said...
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