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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will increase water use efficiency in mixed crop/livestock systems on 433 farms while concurrently improving whole farm profitability, sustainability and groundcover... It will - increase water use efficiency ($/mm rainfall) by 10.7% across participating mixed farms - increase regional profitability of $18.0 million ($42,118 per participating farmer) increase through increased stocking rate by better utilisation of feed grown (indicator will be WUE improvements at the whole farm level) and improved crop production through best agronomic practice... GRDC funded research is looking at early sowing strategies to cope with drying Autumns...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC Manager of Validation and Integration, Stuart Kearns, says that of the $117 million of grain grower levies and Australian Government funds invested each year in research, development and extension, around $49 million is directed by GRDC to farming practices research. ".. The research is aimed at providing grain growers with better choices and information to enhance their farming systems and long-term viability, so it's important that we target investment into research that is going to have real impact and make a difference on-farm," said Mr.. The GRDC, in partnership with the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program, worked with Solutions Marketing and Umbers Rural Services to conduct a national survey of growers to capture and present information about the farming practices currently in use on grain and mixed farms across Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Key farm practices identified as research priorities.. GRDC Manager of Validation and Integration, Stuart Kearns, says that of the $117 million of grain grower levies and Australian Government funds invested each year in research, development and extension, around $49 million is directed by GRDC to farming practices research. ".. The research is aimed at providing grain growers with better choices and information to enhance their farming systems and long-term viability, so it's important that we target investment into research that is going to have real impact and make a difference on-farm," said Mr..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A better understanding of subtropical pasture species and the value of farm biodiversity have been among the most valuable outcomes of the national Grain & Graze program for Queensland farm manager Steve Wilkins... Before coming to 'Kioma' in late 2003 from southern NSW (Boorowa) Steve says he had little experience with subtropical pasture and it seemed to be a "hit and miss affair" in the area... Steve says that as a result of the survey, and attending the conference for survey participants in early 2008, he has a renewed appreciation of the value of biodiversity in maintaining healthy farming systems...
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