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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
When we examine just the top 25 per cent of farmers we see that they still have a large variability in their returns in individual years... The highlighted results in Table 1 show the years in which these businesses generated exceptional returns... We have used an ROC of greater than 10 per cent as a measure of this...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
As farmers we focus on issues including risk, costs and profit margins for our production systems because efficiency and productivity will be the basis for success in supplying commodities... I examined why farmers choose to operate individually and reasons why collaborative approaches have not been successful... Most individual farmers don't possess the grain marketing skills to consistently maximise the value of their production and have limited ability to leverage the best "deal" when small tonnages are offered...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems 3 Responsive Farming Systems.. This project builds on the communication networks, grower groups, research team and reputation developed through two prior GRDC funded Eyre Peninsula (EP) Farming Systems projects that were highly successful in engaging growers, researchers and agribusiness on EP and in promoting relevant outcomes for the community and the grains industry... Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary 2008 (Summary of research results and relevant agricultural information, available free to all farmers on EP and is also sent to other regions and interstate, 1200 copies) Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary 2009 Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary 2010 Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary 2011 Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary 2012 One poster and two papers presented at the 14th Australian Agronomy Conference Global Issues Paddock Action in Adelaide in September 2008...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will invest almost $10 million in research, development and extension under a new Grain & Graze program, following the success of the original initiative which ended last year... The program's next phase aims to lift water-use efficiency (WUE) in mixed crop and livestock systems to increase whole-farm profitability and sustainability, while meeting regional catchment management targets... The former Grain & Graze program fostered strong networks between national and regional organisations, which helped mixed farmers develop strategies to spread risks associated with climate and market variability...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
THE NATIONAL TOPCROP award winner for 2002, SA's Warooka Agricultural Bureau (WAB), is finding new ways to control crop diseases and improve on-farm productivity... She said cropping industry research priorities were set and included: cereal foliar disease control trials with results highlighting the need for early fungicide treatments if yields and grain quality are to be improved finding ways to ameliorate hostile subsoils with deep ripping and humus pelleting treatments now under test testing the response of crops to liquid fertilisers on local soils and adding to the R&D effort underway on the peninsula to control snails... WAB also got busy in other directions during 2002 - including improving the electronic banking and business skills of members, heavy vehicle roadworthiness and updating farmers on farm machinery regulations...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Gene SceneStudy explores the non-GM market.. A study to develop a model protocol which "would allow market acceptance of non-GM grain from a dedicated non-GM area" has been undertaken in South Australia"s Eyre Peninsula region... A protocol managing the elements of risk was then developed comprising measures for excluding GM products from the area, monitoring for the presence of GM content and containment of any such content should it arise in the area...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The cost of soil acidity to agriculture is recognised as being great, especially in Western Australia where the most recent analysis estimates 30% of dryland agricultural soils have subsurface acidity - or are at high risk of developing subsurface acidity - which causes a decline in wheat yield of between 20 and 40% (GRDC Project UWA00081)... The most recent analysis estimates that 30% or 5-6 million hectares of dryland agricultural soils have subsurface acidity or are at high risk of developing subsurface acidity which causes a decline in wheat yield of between 20 and 40% (GRDC Project UWA00081)... The experience and machinery developed as a result of this work is currently being passed on and used by the SIP08 project UWA00081 and will be used where applicable by Wal Anderson's new GRDC project 'Enhancing paddock profitability - a collaborative diagnostic approach to cropping systems research'...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Soil moisture probes like any other component of precision ag can help people confirm decisions or take decision making to another level... Management decisions determining crop type, inputs such as nutrition and disease control are the ones identified where knowledge of deep soil moisture levels may assist with risk management... The objective is to demonstrate the capability of soil moisture monitoring technology with remote communication systems to display soil moisture data from key cropping regions across Victoria and determine how this information can be used by both agronomist and farmers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project acknowledges the importance and impact of advisers and uses advisers to achieve attitude change utilising the engagement and skill base of farmer groups... The project will result in a more resilient mixed farming sector with improved whole farm profitability, whole farm sustainability and whole farm ground cover... The project will be supported by and delivered across five NRM regions in South Australia......
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
South-eastern grain growers have input into future research.. Key points: Grain growers in south-eastern Australia are playing an active role in setting the agenda for future industry research... Panel members met with growers, researchers, farmer groups, agronomists and other industry personnel to gain a better understanding of local cropping issues and to assess first-hand the impact and relevance of GRDC-funded research and development in the regions...
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