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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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Mr Street runs the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)- funded GOA and is well aware of the difficult issue of herbicide resistance... "I'm a zero-till cropper; I've got no livestock in the system and it's all winter crop at the moment," Mr Street said... "I took the straw spreaders and the spinners off and made up a cheap chute for the back, which probably cost me $100 in steel and a couple of hours in the workshop and it worked fine," Mr Street said...
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Mr Street runs the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)- funded GOA and is well aware of the difficult issue of herbicide resistance... "I'm a zero-till cropper; I've got no livestock in the system and it's all winter crop at the moment," Mr Street said... "I took the straw spreaders and the spinners off and made up a cheap chute for the back, which probably cost me $100 in steel and a couple of hours in the workshop and it worked fine," Mr Street said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Harvester fires can not only damage or destroy machinery but can also cause considerable damage to surrounding crops and properties and endanger life... Of these, one in ten will cause significant damage to the machine or surrounding crop... Keep browsing 0 Responses to Reducing harvester fire risk: The Back Pocket Guide..
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Minimising topsoil loss is a priority for growers in the region who are working together to reduce the impact of fire on their now bare cropping land and to protect their livelihoods... The meeting was facilitated by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Regional Panel member and Ardrossan-based agronomist Bill Long, who said that many growers in the region were well versed in treating deliberately-burnt paddocks, as practised in the past, but for younger generation farmers it was a new experience... Mr Long encourages growers to consult with local agronomists - many of whom contributed valuable insights and recommendations at the Mallala meeting - when considering erosion control strategies...
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Minimising topsoil loss is a priority for growers in the region who are working together to reduce the impact of fire on their now bare cropping land and to protect their livelihoods... The meeting was facilitated by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Regional Panel member and Ardrossan-based agronomist Bill Long, who said that many growers in the region were well versed in treating deliberately-burnt paddocks, as practised in the past, but for younger generation farmers it was a new experience... Mr Long encourages growers to consult with local agronomists - many of whom contributed valuable insights and recommendations at the Mallala meeting - when considering erosion control strategies...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
South Australia's Zwar family has built a productive cropping system founded on soil health, minimal disturbance, ground cover, diverse rotations, timeliness and consistency - ingredients that helped them rebuild after a devastating fire.. South Australian Southern Flinders Ranges grower Russell Zwar stands in a paddock of wheat stubble, overlooking his house and sheds... Other strategies to optimise disc performance included: adding weight to the seeder frame to create more down force to cut through the residue burden; replacing discs every 1200ha to combat abrasive soils; lifting the header front to 400 millimetres to improve disc movement through residue; introducing 19-centimetre row spacing for cereals; and aiming to complete seeding by 20 May (historically seeding could extend to early June) to avoid hair-pinning and achieve optimal disc performance in warm, dry conditions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
South Australia's Zwar family has built a productive cropping system founded on soil health, minimal disturbance, ground cover, diverse rotations, timeliness and consistency - ingredients that helped them rebuild after a devastating fire.. South Australian Southern Flinders Ranges grower Russell Zwar stands in a paddock of wheat stubble, overlooking his house and sheds... Other strategies to optimise disc performance included: adding weight to the seeder frame to create more down force to cut through the residue burden; replacing discs every 1200ha to combat abrasive soils; lifting the header front to 400 millimetres to improve disc movement through residue; introducing 19-centimetre row spacing for cereals; and aiming to complete seeding by 20 May (historically seeding could extend to early June) to avoid hair-pinning and achieve optimal disc performance in warm, dry conditions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Do not rule out burning as an effective management tool, particularly with windrow burning rather than whole-paddock burning.. Our soils have more organic matter on the surface, are more friable and better retain water... There are ways to burn stubble that can still provide a good amount of surface cover to achieve all the benefits of retaining stubble, but that also give us all the benefits we know are available through the use of fire...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Do not rule out burning as an effective management tool, particularly with windrow burning rather than whole-paddock burning.. Our soils have more organic matter on the surface, are more friable and better retain water... There are ways to burn stubble that can still provide a good amount of surface cover to achieve all the benefits of retaining stubble, but that also give us all the benefits we know are available through the use of fire...
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