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Lyn Brazil says research and extension were vital for him when he was starting out in grain cropping. ".. Lyn started as a poultry farmer, with his father in the 1960s, and progressively moved into grain growing during the 1980s... This year, strong prices and favourable conditions prompted Lyn to increase the area sown to mungbeans, which paid off when they harvested in April, earning $1000 per tonne for a 1.2t/ha crop...
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Locusts give a lesson in practical farming.. The defence of their crops became a lesson in strategic thinking and the use of all available knowledge, an experience he feels will prove invaluable time and again in his future career as a professional grain grower... The 22-year-old, working with his father Jon and brother Marc, relied on a multi-faceted response, combining their knowledge of agricultural systems, the experiences of other growers, plus official recommendations to protect the family's 5260ha wheat crop...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Locusts give a lesson in practical farming.. The defence of their crops became a lesson in strategic thinking and the use of all available knowledge, an experience he feels will prove invaluable time and again in his future career as a professional grain grower... The 22-year-old, working with his father Jon and brother Marc, relied on a multi-faceted response, combining their knowledge of agricultural systems, the experiences of other growers, plus official recommendations to protect the family's 5260ha wheat crop...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The report's co-author and GRDC Farm Practices Project Manager, Jan Edwards, says that in comparing the two sets of data, the percentage of farm income flowing from winter cereals has increased in most parts of Australia, (except for central Queensland and parts of Western Australia) and it remains at 66 to 67 per cent of farm income nationally... "The percentage of wheat in the cropping mix has increased in many regions of Australia, notably in the eastern states and the central and eastern areas of WA," she said... Ms Edwards said tillage practices had shown some changes since the previous survey, with the percentage of the crop planted using zero or no-tillage remaining high at more than 60 per cent of the hectares nationally, although the percentage has fallen in parts of SA, Victoria and NSW...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Broadacre field crops sustain the economic, social and cultural fabric of many Queenslanders... The broadacre field crop industry is estimated to be worth about $675 million (excluding sugarcane)... The industry employs thousands of people on the land, in food processing, and in other areas along the value chain...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Broadacre field crops sustain the economic, social and cultural fabric of many Queenslanders... The broadacre field crop industry is estimated to be worth about $675 million (excluding sugarcane)... The industry employs thousands of people on the land, in food processing, and in other areas along the value chain...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Other impacts and conflicts of interest may have a long term effect on the success of implementing genomics and I will address these issues the dairy industry and policy makers will need to consider if it is to be successful... The Australian dairy industry has seen vast genetic improvements over the last 70 years with the introduction of Artificial Insemination (AI), herd testing, semen processing, sire proofing, introduction of breeding values for traits and now the evolution of genomic technology... It is imperative that any data collected from herd recording figures, workability data or confirmation evaluation, needs to follow a clear and definite path to the final users in order for service providers to evaluate in an appropriate and prompt manner delivering accurate and valuable information to the farming industry to allow farmers to make more informed decisions to drive their business into the future...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Understanding farmer decision making and adoption behaviour.. The model shown below describes factors involved in decision making processes... While the decisions made might not result in the optimal outcome, intuitive decisions are usually right if they 'feel' right...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Research by the University of Western Australia (UWA) and grower groups has found that light grazing of sheep on crop residues over summer has little impact on the following no-till crops... Dr Ken Flower from UWA's School of Plant Biology and Institute of Agriculture led the study to see if summer grazing of residue had an impact on the following crop yields in the no-till system... The results showed that light grazing of sheep on crop residues had no significant effect on the amount of residue, soil properties, soil water, weeds or yield in the following crop...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A young scientist who has been highly influential in driving improvements in the productivity and sustainability of mixed farming systems throughout Australia has been officially recognised for his efforts and achievements in communicating the outcomes of research... The Seed of Light award was presented to Dr Hunt at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Adelaide this week... In 2009, Dr Hunt moved to CSIRO Agriculture in Canberra where his primary role was co-ordinator of the GRDC's five-year $17.5 million National Water Use Efficiency Initiative, providing scientific advice to 16 regional agronomic research teams investigating new agronomic innovations to improve productivity and water use efficiency of mixed farming systems in Australia...
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