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Keith Hams, Ray Harrington (holding the GRDC Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award) and Peter Roberts.. Darkan farmer Ray Harrington was today recognised for his long-running, outstanding contribution to the grains industry, as the inaugural recipient of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award... "Ray came up with the idea for the HSD when he sold his sheep and devoted his Darkan property to cropping in 1996, and realised he needed to come up with a way of controlling weeds at harvest time to avoid developing problems with weeds and herbicide resistance," he said...
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Weed seed destructor on course for commercial launch One of the most anticipated technologies in Australian agriculture - the Harrington Seed Destructor - has progressed to commercial production... The first unit is now in the advanced planning stage, and de Bruin's in-house engineers have already made a number of improvements based on feedback from growers and researchers who observed and inspected the HSD during trials conducted during last harvest... Trials, demonstrations and evaluations over the past couple of years have been overseen by AHRI researcher Dr Michael Walsh, who is based at the University of WA. Dr Walsh is continuing to assess the efficacy of the unit in reducing weed emergence and he will also be involved in working with grain grower groups across Australia to train potential users of the HSD. Dr Walsh's research over the past five years has shown that during a grain crop harvest a significant proportion of the seed produced by weed populations (between 73-99% depending on the species) is collected by harvesters and then redistributed back across the field...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Liebe Group in Western Australia has developed a lime calculator that helps determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... The Excel spreadsheet-based tool, developed by Farmanco and using data from the Liebe Group and earlier acidity models from the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA, can assess cashflow and profits from liming versus non-liming... GRDC Research Codes LIE00006, UWA00138..
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Keith Hams, Ray Harrington (holding the GRDC Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award) and Peter Roberts.. Darkan farmer Ray Harrington was today recognised for his long-running, outstanding contribution to the grains industry, as the inaugural recipient of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award... "Ray came up with the idea for the HSD when he sold his sheep and devoted his Darkan property to cropping in 1996, and realised he needed to come up with a way of controlling weeds at harvest time to avoid developing problems with weeds and herbicide resistance," he said...
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Western Australian grower and inventor of the renowned Harrington Seed Destructor, Ray Harrington, will be a keynote speaker at a series of one day workshops aimed at addressing management strategies for the region's most problematic weeds through the destruction of weed seedbanks and use of integrated control options to improve cropping options and profitability... According to workshop organiser John Cameron, the inclusion of Mr Harrington and fellow West Australian, Peter Newman from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI), in the speaker line up was a coup for the eastern states industry which is grappling with on-going resistance issues... The workshops are run by ICAN Rural as part of a new project supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and being held in partnership with WeedSmart, an industry-led initiative managed by AHRI which is aimed at enhancing on-farm practices and promoting the long term sustainability of herbicide use in Australian agriculture...
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