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The integrated management of invertebrate pests in Tasmanian grain crops will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Campbell Town on September 9... The Grains Research and Development Corporation ( GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... Workshop topics include implementing an integrated approach to insect management and decision making; monitoring, thresholds and management strategies for regionally important crops and insects; and integrated pest management tools including conserving beneficial insects and options for more selective insecticides...
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Wagga Wagga workshop to discuss frost management in 2015.. New South Wales agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making ...
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South Australian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Adelaide on April 1 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Guest speakers include Mick Faulkner, from Agrilink Agricultural Consultants; Neil Fettell from Central West Farming Systems; CSIRO Climate Applications scientist Steve Crimp; Ben Biddulph from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia; Tim March from the University of Adelaide; and Andrew Skinner from MEA, which designs and manufactures environmental monitoring systems...
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Victorian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Horsham on March 31 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making...
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Now is the time to implement frost strategies.. Grain growers can best minimise crop losses from spring frosts by planning and implementing strategies prior to or at seeding time... "High stubble loads (greater than 2.5 tonnes per hectare) appear to increase frost damage by reducing the amount of heat radiated from the soil at night, leading to lower canopy temperatures and greater frost severity, duration and damage," he said...
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Soil compaction workshops are being held in Geraldton and Bencubbin this month for growers interested in implementing a controlled traffic farming (CTF) system... WA researchers, agronomists and growers are also seeing crop yield responses of 0.5-1 tonne per hectare where CTF is being used in conjunction with deep ripping on compacted sands in parts of the central grainbelt... A range of CTF experts will address the Geraldton and Bencubbin Deeper Roots Workshops, including: Andrew Newall from NewAg Consulting in Horsham, who has extensive experience with clients developing a CTF system; DAFWA researchers; and a team of local consultants...
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Soil compaction workshops are being held in Geraldton and Bencubbin this month for growers interested in implementing a controlled traffic farming (CTF) system... WA researchers, agronomists and growers are also seeing crop yield responses of 0.5-1 tonne per hectare where CTF is being used in conjunction with deep ripping on compacted sands in parts of the central grainbelt... A range of CTF experts will address the Geraldton and Bencubbin Deeper Roots Workshops, including: Andrew Newall from NewAg Consulting in Horsham, who has extensive experience with clients developing a CTF system; DAFWA researchers; and a team of local consultants...
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The integrated management of invertebrate pests in Victorian grain crops will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Lake Bolac on September 10... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... To enable in-depth discussion on key issues, workshop numbers are limited so growers and advisers are encouraged to register early...
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Victorian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Horsham on March 31 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making...
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New initiative to foster grains industry leadership (Bendigo).. GRDC Program Manager Capacity Building, Kathleen Allan, says the new Resilient Grain Leaders initiative has been established by the GRDC to "help ensure that the Australian grains industry attracts and retains the right people with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the long term sustainability of the industry"... Ms Allan said that to be eligible to participate in the workshop, applicants must be working and engaged in the grains industry, have a long-term vision for the grains industry and be willing to commit to activities before, during and after the workshop...
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