You are here

engineering

Categorised under:

Catalogue: Ground Cover
Robert Saik says agriculture must break free of an irrational anti-science sentiment in the community... The issue for global agriculture is not whether it can feed nine billion people but whether it will be allowed to feed nine billion people... Mr Saik said a serious issue facing growers was the extent to which people were trying to take from them the technologies needed to do the job...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GCTV10: Harvester Mounted Weed Destructor 03 May 2013 Building a Weed Seed Destructor into the harvester will take HSD technology into the future... HSD, we then did some lab 61.909: testing some computer simulation and we got very good relationships between the speed 66.119: of the cage mill, the size, the design and why it was killing those weed seeds... 144.989: Narrator: Financial support that amounted to one and 147.04: a half million dollars not including monies Ray Harrington initially put into the HSD. 152.92: Initial tests have produced positive results this integrated prototype will require 157.67: further development and testing to evaluate how well it performs at various speeds and 162.709: under different loads. 163.7: Chris Saunders: So from our lab testing we know that the portion 166.69: of kill increases with the proportion of rotational speed and there s a characteristic that s 172.239: specific to our machines and there s a characteristic that specific to the Harrington cage mill...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
The comparison of chaff carts, windrow burning and HSD systems at 12 WA wheat belt sites during the 2010 harvest found that all three systems resulted in 50% reductions in the autumn emergence of annual ryegrass populations... To evaluate and demonstrate the HSD system across a range of crop production environments, the HSD and accompanying header were taken on the road across the WA wheat-belt during the 2010 harvest... To demonstrate the HSD system, local crop producers were invited along to each site where they were provided a description of the HSD system and its efficacy in previous research trials...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The core issue addressed is the elimination of lateral slip of the implement... A thorough analytical study has been undertaken by the researchers and has come up with a design that has special controls on the seeding unit which will enable the streamlined seed placement... The commercial arm of the University of New South Wales has expressed its desire to patent the new invention...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Publications
In accordance with the traditional research role GRDC has undertaken in other areas of grains industry research and development, GRDC has the opportunity to invest in cutting edge agricultural engineering research to investigate, identify and foster the application of new technologies to be applied to address engineering related issues... Given around half of these subjects are irrigation-related topics not directly related to most of the grains industry, the development of a 12-month post graduate course for mechanical engineers combined with some selective industry placement could encourage more engineering expertise into the grains industry... Please identify two examples of how machinery research and development could make significant improvements for your operation...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
South Australian researchers' role in the intensifying push to lift grain industry productivity was brought to the fore when researchers reported, mid-year, to the GRDC National Panel on the progress of projects... Much of the research in SA involves the advanced pre-breeding research that delivers new traits and tools to breeders working on cereals and pulses that are more productive, more resistant and tolerant to disease and environmental stresses, and which can meet changing market requirements... "The project will continue its emphasis on breeding and selecting varieties that are adapted to water-deficient environments in flowering and podding stages, resistant to rust and tolerant to ascochyta, botrytis and frost," Mr Matic said...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Media
Photo: (left to right) de Bruin Engineering Managing Director Scott de Bruin with tow-behind Harrington Seed Destructor inventor Ray Harrington and GRDC Board Deputy Chairman Kim Halbert at the announcement of de Bruin Engineering as GRDC's exclusive Licensee to develop the integrated weed seed destruction technology at the Grains Research Update, Perth... GRDC Deputy Chair Kim Halbert said moving to the commercialisation phase for this technology has been much anticipated by the Australian grains industry... "While the proof of concept for the IWSD technology is currently limited to only a few models, under the new licensing deal, de Bruin Engineering have committed to investing in the further development of the technology for application across harvester platforms - with the aim of extending this technology to the maximum number of growers...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Media
Photo: (left to right) de Bruin Engineering Managing Director Scott de Bruin with tow-behind Harrington Seed Destructor inventor Ray Harrington and GRDC Board Deputy Chairman Kim Halbert at the announcement of de Bruin Engineering as GRDC's exclusive Licensee to develop the integrated weed seed destruction technology at the Grains Research Update, Perth... GRDC Deputy Chair Kim Halbert said moving to the commercialisation phase for this technology has been much anticipated by the Australian grains industry... "While the proof of concept for the IWSD technology is currently limited to only a few models, under the new licensing deal, de Bruin Engineering have committed to investing in the further development of the technology for application across harvester platforms - with the aim of extending this technology to the maximum number of growers...
Related categories:

Associated key phrases