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The northern panel provides an effective link between growers, the research community and GRDC and plays an important advisory and strategic role in GRDC investments across the research, development and extension spectrum... The panel system helps ensure that the GRDC's investments deliver practical gains in the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of Australian grain growers by identifying and refining key research priorities for the northern region, according to GRDC northern panel chair James Clark... The current northern panel includes chairman James Clark; deputy chair John Sheppard; growers Rob Taylor, Macalister, Keith Harris, Quirindi and Will Martel, Wellington; grower and agronomist Kelly Becker, Theodore; senior agronomists Loretta Serafin, Tamworth, Penny Heuston, Warren, Jules Dixon, Avalon and Jack Williamson, Goondiwindi; and GRDC executive manager commercial Dr Steve Thomas...
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Northern Panel evolves with new GRDC direction.. "The role of the panels has not so much changed as become more tailored with the recent restructure of GRDC," Dr Thomas says... "In the northern region some of the issues that have been raised extend from problems like herbicide-resistant weeds, feathertop Rhodes grass, matching inputs to meet quality requirements and delivery specifications in different years; as well as issues like nutrient mining in the soils and how we go about replacing those nutrients...
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The panel system is a key strength of the GRDC, with a cross-section of grain growers, scientists and people from industry to feed in regional priorities and assess funding proposals... All panel members will serve two year terms providing a direct link for Queensland growers, helping to ensure they can provide input into the organisation and get to learn about the latest research results... "The panel system is vital to the GRDC's success and the organisation relies on panellists to contribute robust opinions based on professional and practical grains industry experience," Mr Clark said...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) advisory panel system remains a great strength of the organisation and survey results show that growers agree, according to James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair... The 2012 GRDC Organisational Performance Research - Grower Survey Report carried out by Down to Earth Research shows a significant increase in unprompted awareness of GRDC in the northern region (up 12 points to 75pc) and particularly in Queensland (up seven points to 74pc)... "The panel takes great pride in the fact that it is delivering benefits to growers and changing investment priorities and achieving adoption of new practices takes time but over the last five years industry perception of GRDC has changed significantly."..
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GRDC Northern panel standing with growers in field.. Northern NSW grain growers took time out from winter crop activities recently to deliver feedback on production opportunities and challenges directly to their research and development decision-makers... James Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair led a delegation of the GRDC northern panel and key GRDC staff, including Sharon O'Keeffe, GRDC regional grower services manager north, based at Boggabri, NSW...
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GRDC Northern panel standing with growers in field.. James Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair led a delegation of the GRDC northern panel and key GRDC staff, including Sharon O'Keeffe, GRDC regional grower services manager north, based at Boggabri, NSW... "There are many ways GRDC consults with growers and researchers but standing in their crops discussing local constraints to yield and productivity, and priorities for GRDC funding, gives the panel a very clear picture of what needs to be tackled," he said...
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Loretta Serafin wins Young Agronomist award.. James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says the award is well deserved and Ms Serafin is a valuable member of the northern panel... The award is presented each year to an agronomist aged 35 years and under who has achieved excellence in research and/or the application of science on crops and/or pastures, including plant physiology, breeding, nutrition, pathology, entomology, soil science, weed science, economics and farming systems...
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Crop tour takes in central west NSW.. The newly-formed panel for 2013-15 visited five farms and the Trangie Research Station to hear from growers, advisers and researchers, and discuss research priorities and needs... Caption : GRDC northern panellists Kelly Becker, Theodore , Queensland and Jack Williamson, Moree , NSW (pictured right) compare crop notes with Glenn Shepherd, IMAG, Dubbo and grower James Hassall on his Gilgandra district property, "Kiewa"...
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James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says the area from Dubbo, NSW to central and northern Queensland is represented by a 10-member panel including growers, researchers, advisers and agronomists... "The panel's job is to move about the region, gathering industry priorities and looking at how the research is being conducted and how it's delivering for growers," Mr Clark said... "GRDC has funded some preliminary work looking at how many growers and farming enterprises are achieving as close as possible to that environmental yield potential," Mr Clark said...
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GRDC to recruit new northern panel.. The northern panel provides an effective link between growers, the research community and GRDC and plays an important advisory and strategic role in GRDC investments across the research, development and extension spectrum... The panel system helps ensure that the GRDC's investments deliver practical gains in the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of Australian grain growers by identifying and refining key research priorities for the northern region, according to GRDC northern panel chair James Clark...
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