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Herbicide resistance leader honoured at Science Awards.. The global expert on herbicide resistant weeds and crops and highly cited plant scientist received the award from WA Science and Innovation Minister John Day at the WA Science Awards presentation ceremony this month... PHOTO CAPTION : AHRI director Stephen Powles, right, receives his award from WA Science and Innovation Minister John Day at the WA Science Awards...
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Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA), 14 updates will be held throughout the WA grainbelt... GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said information presented at the updates could help growers become better informed on ways to boost profitability on-farm, in a sustainable manner... "The events allow information from researchers to reach growers quickly, giving growers the opportunity to consider how results can be applied on their own farms."..
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Date claimer - Regional Crop Updates (southern grainbelt).. GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said information presented at the updates could help growers become better informed on ways to boost profitability on-farm, in a sustainable manner... "The events allow information from researchers to reach growers quickly, giving growers the opportunity to consider how results can be applied on their own farms."..
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Details of the study of 249 WA farm business records - covering the period from 2002 to 2011 - are included in a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Ground Cover Farm Business Management Supplement ... The growing farms were: larger and generating higher profits; generating a higher return to capital and equity; carrying less debt per hectare; slightly more crop-dominant; carrying higher personal and machinery replacement expenses but similar debt repayments; carrying a much lower debt-to-income ratio; carrying slightly higher equity in percentage terms; generating similar livestock income per hectare but much higher crop income per hectare... "Topics covered will include effective business structures; cash flow management; tax effective debt reduction; keys to ongoing business success; and achieving economies of scale in successful family businesses," Dr Hughes said...
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DAFWA researcher wins Seed of Light award.. The presentation of the award - made annually to someone who makes a significant contribution to communicating the outcomes of grains research - took place today at Perth's Agribusiness Crop Updates, supported by the GRDC and DAFWA... "Ben also coordinates research at Merredin's Managed Environment Facility, focusing on stresses such as drought and heat," Mr Roberts said...
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Growers have been busy in recent weeks applying lime to paddocks as part of ongoing efforts to overcome soil acidity and maximise their farm's potential... There is no doubt that lime can improve yields on acidic soils and is a preventative treatment to maintain soil pH at acceptable levels... "In the trials we assessed whether investment in fertiliser needs to be cut to achieve a profit from lime incorporation and, overall, the answer was no...
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Wimmera Mallee growers to down tools and soak up advice.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will next month host grains research Updates at Sea Lake and Dimboola where growers will gather to learn about developments in research and practices that can have a positive impact on-farm... The programs developed for the Updates have involved considerable collaboration with local farmer representatives to ensure the topics are timely and regionally relevant and that the speakers selected are authorities on each of those issues," he said...
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Chance to talk grains at coming field days.. GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said the GRDC would host an interactive display at field day events at Dowerin, Newdegate and Mingenew... "The CCDM is a partnership between GRDC and Curtin University which conducts research into genetics, breeding and fungicides, and aims to improve agronomy and management practices," he said...
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Chance to talk grains at coming field days.. GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said the GRDC would host an interactive display at field day events at Dowerin, Newdegate and Mingenew... "The CCDM is a partnership between GRDC and Curtin University which conducts research into genetics, breeding and fungicides, and aims to improve agronomy and management practices," he said...
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The RCS network in the Geraldton port zone will meet in late September... "Many networks are interested in investigating soil moisture probe technology so growers have a better idea of how much sub-soil water is available to crops, and subsequently how much nitrogen they should apply," she said... "I encourage growers and other industry representatives to contact their local RCS network representatives because the GRDC wants to hear about local agronomic priorities and what's not being addressed by existing RD&E investments," he said...
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