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The GRDC, the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are opening the digital gate to an electronic research and extension network, so growers across the country can tap into the collective expertise of industry and private service providers... When a grower uploads a query onto eXtensionAUS, a 'content wrangler' will direct it to the most appropriate person in the community of experts... Mr Thoms says the online tool will play an integral role in setting the Australian grains research agenda: "Instead of a top-down approach, eXtension is two-way, so growers can set the agenda with their questions and trigger new research, development and extension in response to their needs."..
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Mr Congreve said planning a coordinated and effective strategy to control in-crop and fallow weeds, particularly problem grassy weeds, would help growers maximise crop yields while delaying the development of resistance on the farm... The second webinar on December 10 will address the latest research on barnyard grass management through the experience of respected industry experts Tony Cook from NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Michael Widderick and Jeff Werth from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF Queensland) who have been extensively studying the ecology, evolution of resistance and management of barnyard grass in fallow and summer crops... Caption: Mark Congreve, Senior Consultant ICAN says planning a coordinated and effective in-crop strategy to control weeds, particularly problem grassy weeds, would help growers maximise crop yields while reducing the likelihood of developing a herbicide resistance problem on-farm...
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Unlike previous seasons in which after a dry start to the year we tend to rely on a late autumn break to kick-start proceedings, growers in many areas will be sowing into soils with existing high moisture profiles," Mr Shannon said. ".. Mr Shannon said the industry in this state has had to consider the impact of recent wet weather on factors such as pests and diseases, soil and crop nutrition, stubble management and seed selection... Given the unusual seasonal circumstances facing grain growers in the southern cropping region, the GRDC's Southern Regional Panel has consulted closely with industry and is currently involved in the development of a guide for growers and their advisers, specifically designed to assist with this year's cropping programs...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is holding a grains research Update for growers on March 12 at the Wallendbeen Memorial Hall... Opportunities to maximise livestock profit in mixed farming enterprises is the theme of a presentation to be given by John Webb Ware of the University of Melbourne, while CSIRO's Mark Peoples and Tony Swan will explore the impact of break crops on income, nitrogen and weeds... Caption: CSIRO's Mark Peoples (pictured) and Tony Swan will explore the impact of break crops on income, nitrogen and weeds, at the Wallendbeen grains research Update...
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Members of the eXtensionAUS delegation to the US in March: (from left) Richard Vines, knowledge management specialist, Victorian DEPI; Luke Beange, soils development officer, NSW DPI; Kyle Thoms, senior manager, products and services, GRDC; and Gavin Beever, eXtensionAUS consultant project coordinator, ORM... A trip to the US in March to see e-extension in action could not have come at a better time for a team charged with rolling out an online industry network for the Australian grains industry... The 'eXtensionAUS' initiative between the GRDC, the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) aims to foster online learning networks in crop pathology and nutrition...
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BENDIGO CEREAL DISEASE WORKSHOP: A two-day workshop for farm advisers on the practical management of cereal foliar disease will be held in Bendigo next month... To be held at the Quality Resort All Seasons, the workshop is designed for experienced advisers to update and benchmark their skills base on managing cereal foliar diseases with their peers and industry experts... The workshop will be facilitated by John Cameron (Independent Consultants Australia Network) and delivered by consultant Nick Poole (Foundation of Arable Research New Zealand) and cereal pathologists Grant Hollaway (DPI Victoria), Mark McLean (DPI Vic) and Colin Wellings (I&I NSW)...
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Grain sector's new crop of innovators set to raise their voices Young people working in Australia's grain industry are about to come together to voice their opinions on food security and other important agricultural issues... Delegates aged between 18 and 40 years will travel from across Australia and New Zealand to attend the conference which this year carries the theme of "Food security: obstacles and opportunities"... The conference offers a dynamic forum for our youth to interact with their peers and the broader agricultural sector and to exchange their thoughts and opinions on a range of stimulating topics," Mr Shannon said...
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The early and effective control of summer weeds is critical if northern growers are to maximise stored soil moisture and nutrients for next season's crops... In a bid to increase industry knowledge of the latest research and development outcomes and best practice recommendations on control tactics for summer grass weeds, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is holding two webinars on grass weed control on Wednesday December 3 and Wednesday December 10... Mr Congreve said planning a coordinated and effective strategy to control in-crop and fallow weeds, particularly problem grassy weeds, would help growers maximise crop yields while delaying the development of resistance on the farm...
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The Australian Grains Industry Conference will host a Growers Day on 27 July from 9am... AGIC is partnering with the GRDC to provide growers with the chance to hear leading global and local speakers on issues that affect grower profitability... Growers will be able to: gain valuable insights and the latest information concerning grain markets in Australia and globally; access new knowledge and technologies to help stay ahead of industry trends; and participate in networking opportunities with industry experts and leaders...
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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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