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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Growers share fire risk-management tips.. "We've had years where there have been no issues and other years where we've basically had to follow the header with a water cart," Derek says. ".. "We have fitted a different spreader to the back of the header that throws trash further away from the radiator, as chaff can cause a lot of issues in that part of the header," Derek says...
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Growers share fire risk-management tips.. "We've had years where there have been no issues and other years where we've basically had to follow the header with a water cart," Derek says. ".. "We have fitted a different spreader to the back of the header that throws trash further away from the radiator, as chaff can cause a lot of issues in that part of the header," Derek says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The paper is about the motivations for putting WB into practice and about addressing some of the key concerns about the practicality of WB in NSW farming systems... Late season control of seed set with herbicide applications with products such as glyphosate, paraquat, diquat, 2,4-D and metsulfuron-methyl are widely used in other states and have registration in some situations in NSW... The alternative if we fail to adopt change can be found in WA, where many growers have to WB every paddock, every year if they wish to control their weed populations and continue to farm successfully...
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While Richard's house, sheds and most crops were spared by a change in wind direction, 700 hectares of his farm were burnt including 230ha of wheat, beans and straw, augers, a tubulator and silo bags... When we spoke to Richard in the aftermath of the fire - while he was coordinating hay donations for livestock producers - he described the situation: "The size and ferocity of this fire was like nothing I'd ever seen... From a farming perspective, homes, sheds and machinery are burnt; fences are gone; livestock were killed or had to be euthanased; many growers have lost unharvested crops as well as the straw they would have baled."..
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While Richard's house, sheds and most crops were spared by a change in wind direction, 700 hectares of his farm were burnt including 230ha of wheat, beans and straw, augers, a tubulator and silo bags... When we spoke to Richard in the aftermath of the fire - while he was coordinating hay donations for livestock producers - he described the situation: "The size and ferocity of this fire was like nothing I'd ever seen... From a farming perspective, homes, sheds and machinery are burnt; fences are gone; livestock were killed or had to be euthanased; many growers have lost unharvested crops as well as the straw they would have baled."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Scaddan, WA, grower Kym Curnow (left) died in the fire that destroyed thousnads of hectares of ready-to-harvest crops in the Esperance region in November... Precision Agronomics Australia consultant Quenten Knight (right), who worked with Mr Curnow for 14 years, has paid tribute to Mr Curnow's contribution to the grains industry... GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts said the grains industry had lost a champion of R&D; a man who was a master of taking R&D and adapting it to address issues on his own farm and the wider Esperance sector...
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Scaddan, WA, grower Kym Curnow (left) died in the fire that destroyed thousnads of hectares of ready-to-harvest crops in the Esperance region in November... Precision Agronomics Australia consultant Quenten Knight (right), who worked with Mr Curnow for 14 years, has paid tribute to Mr Curnow's contribution to the grains industry... GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts said the grains industry had lost a champion of R&D; a man who was a master of taking R&D and adapting it to address issues on his own farm and the wider Esperance sector...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Outside advice helped following devastating blaze.. With farms at Wanilla, Green Patch and North Shields, Steve lost a house, machinery, sheds, livestock and more than 800 hectares in the blaze which burnt almost 78,000ha in total and, tragically, resulted in the deaths of nine people... Steve says while being underinsured made getting the farm back on track tougher than it could have been, he took the experience as an opportunity to start afresh on his property...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Outside advice helped following devastating blaze.. With farms at Wanilla, Green Patch and North Shields, Steve lost a house, machinery, sheds, livestock and more than 800 hectares in the blaze which burnt almost 78,000ha in total and, tragically, resulted in the deaths of nine people... Steve says while being underinsured made getting the farm back on track tougher than it could have been, he took the experience as an opportunity to start afresh on his property...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dennis Hoiberg says there is no changing where someone is on the grieving continuum, and no magic moment where someone will click and move on from what has happened... "The first category is the people who accept it has happened, then they move on," he says... Dennis Hoiberg's resilience strategies Look after yourself Understand the "why" of your life Be whole in your emotions and feelings Set realistic expectations Don't compare Stay engaged Focus on your habits and rituals Manage your physical environment Develop a gratitude attitude Learn to say yes "I have had people say to me they were lucky because the fire was headed straight for their property but then the wind changed and instead it took out their neighbour's property...
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