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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Flow on effects from this optimism include members making effective investment decisions regarding paddock variation management strategies, soil health practices and innovative enterprises - all of which lead to future farm sustainability... The growers had a well established evaluation process enabling them to lower the risk when leasing extra cropping land... The technical audit survey results show 75% of growers in the Liebe Group region use a farm consultant on an on-going basis...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Keith Pengilley is the general manager of a dryland and irrigated family farming business at Conara in the northern Midlands of Tasmania, operating a 7000 hectare mixed-farming enterprise over three properties... Keith is keen to see GRDC-funded research and development delivering value and useful outputs to levy-paying growers who require tailored solutions to their cropping challenges... It is critical that we deliver to all growers the best varieties suited to their farming systems and the best management of those varieties, as well as new technologies and products that growers can implement on their farms with confidence...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Keith Pengilley is the general manager of a dryland and irrigated family farming business at Conara in the northern Midlands of Tasmania, operating a 7000 hectare mixed-farming enterprise over three properties... Keith is keen to see GRDC-funded research and development delivering value and useful outputs to levy-paying growers who require tailored solutions to their cropping challenges... It is critical that we deliver to all growers the best varieties suited to their farming systems and the best management of those varieties, as well as new technologies and products that growers can implement on their farms with confidence...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grain growers from southern Queensland flocked to grower updates in August and September to hear about the latest research and development for boosting on-farm profitability... Describing the work he is now doing with researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Mr Bate said he was confident such 'intelligent' machines would be available to Australian growers within a decade, and were destined to revolutionise farming... Mr Bate said the dilemma for most growers into the future would be determining how farming systems could increase productivity while reducing financial costs and environmental impact...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grain growers from southern Queensland flocked to grower updates in August and September to hear about the latest research and development for boosting on-farm profitability... Describing the work he is now doing with researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Mr Bate said he was confident such 'intelligent' machines would be available to Australian growers within a decade, and were destined to revolutionise farming... Mr Bate said the dilemma for most growers into the future would be determining how farming systems could increase productivity while reducing financial costs and environmental impact...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Rebecca is based at Narrabri, NSW, where she is undertaking her PhD, with the help of a GRDC Postgraduate Scholarship, in plant breeding and genetics at the University of Sydney. ".. When I was 13 my parents bought a small property in the NSW Southern Highlands and this was the beginning of a whole new world of exciting experiences... I wholeheartedly believe the future of agriculture depends on attracting young, talented people and helping them realise what a modern, exciting and challenging career it is."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Rohan is a director of Mott Ag which produces wheat, barley, lupins, field peas, lentils and vetch, including vetch hay, and has significant on-farm storage investment... Rohan continually strives to broaden his understanding and knowledge of agriculture, is passionate about the sustainability of Australian agriculture, and has a keen interest in new technology and value-adding... Rohan says that through his father he has been exposed to on-farm innovation, an area in which he maintains a great deal of interest...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Rohan is a director of Mott Ag which produces wheat, barley, lupins, field peas, lentils and vetch, including vetch hay, and has significant on-farm storage investment... Rohan continually strives to broaden his understanding and knowledge of agriculture, is passionate about the sustainability of Australian agriculture, and has a keen interest in new technology and value-adding... Rohan says that through his father he has been exposed to on-farm innovation, an area in which he maintains a great deal of interest...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
This project aims to develop DNA tests to quantify Free Living Nematode (FLN) groups in soil, which will be useful indicators of soil quality... Nematodes are useful biological indicators of soil health because they: occur in all soils; are readily extracted and identified; have a wide range of food sources; are ecologically and taxonomically diverse; and respond to changes in food sources, as well as soil physical and chemical properties Indices derived from nematode community analyses can be used to provide information about a soil ecosystem with respect to nutrient status, presence of pollutants, disturbance and disease suppression... The project will provide information on free-living nematode communities in key Australian cropping soils, identify groups which will be useful to assess soil biological health and link analysis to soil quality monitoring...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The twenty drivers of the future of the industry that were identi ed by the participants at the workshop are listed below (in no particular order)... Overall, farming is subject to and more responsive to political in uence which is disconnected or has no association with the industry... The participants who developed the scenario for this quadrant were faced with conceiving what the industry would be like where there is little willingness to change, global and domestic political in uence did not suit the industry and infrastructure is neither developed nor maintained, and the economics of farming are not good, input prices are high and there is limited diversity of markets...
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