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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Historically agricultural advisory services have been delivered by government agencies; this has changed with more than 2,300 private sector crop advisers spread across all states... Increased use and capacity of technology will impact the future of agricultural advisory services; with 'recipe farming' fast developing oversees... A recent survey of private sector crop advisers in Australia identified that approximately two thirds are retail advisers, working for a chemical, fertiliser or seed company or retail outlets...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, the DAFWA indices suggest that a more optimistic approach to decision-making is recommended in 2006 and confidence in this assessment would be enhanced if a La Ni a develops... The needs analysis has enabled an assessment of the distribution of farmers along the pathway from initial awareness through to final adoption of CRM information and tools being offered by various organisations...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Women from all sectors of agriculture in South Australia attended the Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare in June... In June, 16 rural women stepped out of the office and away from the farm for a Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare, in the mid-north of South Australia... Image of a group of women at a workshop (From left) Mary-Anne Schwarz from Waterloo, workshop presenter Catherine Marriott, Louise McIntosh from Keith, presenter Julia Telford, and Ruth Sommerville, from Spalding, at the Towards Sustainability Workshop in Clare, South Australia, in June...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Women from all sectors of agriculture in South Australia attended the Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare in June... In June, 16 rural women stepped out of the office and away from the farm for a Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare, in the mid-north of South Australia... Image of a group of women at a workshop (From left) Mary-Anne Schwarz from Waterloo, workshop presenter Catherine Marriott, Louise McIntosh from Keith, presenter Julia Telford, and Ruth Sommerville, from Spalding, at the Towards Sustainability Workshop in Clare, South Australia, in June...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC Chairman Keith Perrett is Australia's first Farm Industry Leader of the Year, receiving the honour in September at the inaugural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards in Sydney... GRDC managing director Peter Reading congratulated Mr Perrett on receiving the award, which recognises his outstanding leadership and decades of service to the agriculture industry... In receiving the Award, Mr Perrett acknowledged the support of his family and staff. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
What farm safety specialists want to see quad bikes fitted with: sturdy roll-over protection and riders wearing helmets... "Quad bikes again top the list with six fatalities - two involving children," Associate Professor Lower says... The agency recently reported that while just 2.7 per cent of Australian workers are employed in the agriculture industry, 17 per cent of all worker fatalities occur in this sector, with almost 75 per cent of deaths on Australian farms involving work vehicles including quad bikes, tractors, utes and aircraft...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
94 Average percentage of crop area where plant-available water was assessed through the crop period in 2011 (map) ........................................................................................................................................ TABLE 72 Average percentage of crop area where plant-available water was assessed at planting.. FIGURE 116 Average percentage of crop area where plantavailable water was assessed through the crop period in 2011..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The barley, wheat, canola and poppies look good, but the lupins will need another spray due to a flush of grass weeds... We've started harvesting the barley, with canola, lupins, chickpeas and wheat to follow... Maintenance on the header was a major focus before we started canola windrowing and harvesting the barley and wheat...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Profit study highlights power of R&D.. A study into how Western Australian growers managed through the difficult first decade of this century found the most profitable farms were larger, had shifted more into wheat and had made the most use of technology... The research team examined the physical and financial performance of a diverse set of 242 farm businesses over the period 2002-11...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Crop and livestock industries are working together to promote the benefits of good planning to reduce biosecurity risks.. National PinG coordinator Kim Blenkiron says by working together, industry groups, grower groups and government could provide a seamless approach to on-farm biosecurity and planning that made it easier for growers to understand and apply... Ms Bellati says the aims of the two organisations - the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program (GFBP) and the LBN - overlapped considerably, with the same principles of biosecurity at the heart of the plant and livestock programs...
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