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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The threat could hinder Australian agriculture's ability to perform and compete internationally; to minimise the threat we should discuss a cross-commodity program, which involves government, and develops an understanding within our urban community of modern farming practices and the benefit of this to the environment, animals and people of Australia... Some specialists (Haniotis, 2011) reported strong government support, especially where the cost of supporting sustainable rural communities and the loss of eco-services provided by agriculture is properly valued against the cost of supporting agriculture... As a result of this missing contract the community supports agriculture less and less and the example was given in the States 22..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Nuffield scholar Craig Duffield has been exploring how innovation can improve financial security for farming communities around the world, and now has fresh ideas for his own grains enterprise - By Alexandra Roginski (From left) Nuffield scholar Craig Duffield in a 'cocktail' cover crop in North Dakota, with USDA district conservationalist Jay Fuhrer and farmer Jerry Doehne... Craig says the practice is now spreading in the US, although it has not been as viable in Canada because its shorter seasons allow less time to grow a cover crop... Craig thinks that increased profitability through creative agronomy and flexible thinking can provide a 'buzz' about food production, and generate income opportunities sufficient to counter the pull, for young people, of the mining sector...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Nuffield scholar Craig Duffield has been exploring how innovation can improve financial security for farming communities around the world, and now has fresh ideas for his own grains enterprise - By Alexandra Roginski (From left) Nuffield scholar Craig Duffield in a 'cocktail' cover crop in North Dakota, with USDA district conservationalist Jay Fuhrer and farmer Jerry Doehne... Craig says the practice is now spreading in the US, although it has not been as viable in Canada because its shorter seasons allow less time to grow a cover crop... Craig thinks that increased profitability through creative agronomy and flexible thinking can provide a 'buzz' about food production, and generate income opportunities sufficient to counter the pull, for young people, of the mining sector...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Health researchers are trying to find ways to improve support for growers for whom isolation and cumulative financial and emotional pressures lead to a tragically high incidence of suicide... Mrs Kennedy says research is needed that explores and understands the realities faced by farming communities: "Suicide has an enormous impact on families and communities and there is an elevated risk of suicide among people who are grieving," she says... Working with researchers from UNE and the NCFH, Mrs Kennedy has two aims: to break the stigma surrounding suicide to enable people to speak openly; and to develop a framework for understanding other bereaved farming community members, and to inform government policy and procedures. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project has played a significant role in changing fungicide use in lentils... The project has also identified more effective fungicides for control of botrytis and ascochyta than the previously accepted mancozeb # treatments... Guidelines and recommendations of appropriate fungicides from previous research should also be included in these reports, as well as comments from advisers in the field...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
For grower Paul Oxbrow, barley has a pride of place in his family's cropping operation that extends beyond their 1500-hectare farm to also embrace their local town, Rupanyup, and its extended community in north-west Victoria... Grower Paul Oxbrow sees barley as a lifeblood not only in his cropping operation, but also in his town of Rupanyup, which hosts the annual Barley Banquet fundraising picnic, and the wider Wimmera grain-growing community... Paul says the fundraiser further highlights the resilience of the local people who cut and sold firewood to cover costs when the Barley Banquet ran at a loss in the early years. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grower health needs a bridge across isolation.. The Drug and Alcohol Use by Farm and Fishing Workers report, commissioned by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and funded by the GRDC and other members of the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety, collected data from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria... We need to explore different interventions," he adds...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Many of the farmers using consultants operate large enterprises, which suggests that the majority of the cropping area is under the influence of consultancy services... While consultants are technically highly skilled, there are very few opportunities to improve skills in information delivery techniques in short course format designed specifically for the grains industry... The project will provide a training and development program which builds on the skills currently utilised by experienced agronomists and extension personnel in information delivery processes...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Many of the farmers using consultants operate large enterprises, which suggests that the majority of the cropping area is under the influence of consultancy services... While consultants are technically highly skilled, there are very few opportunities to improve skills in information delivery techniques in short course format designed specifically for the grains industry... The project will provide a training and development program which builds on the skills currently utilised by experienced agronomists and extension personnel in information delivery processes...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Given the scenario, it is little wonder that in anticipation of a 1-2t/ha crop of cooking/sprouting beans valued at $600-$700/t requiring maybe one insect spray, that some producers were disappointed with what the mungbeans actually returned (processing grade worth about $315 net-to-grower)... Grains Research Update, Moura 16 thMarch 2000 (SOME OF) THE ECONOMICS OF NITROGEN, WATER, TILLAGE AND COMPACTION IN DAWSON/CALLIDE FARMING SYSTEMS Fred Chudleigh and Howard Cox, QDPI Key points Deep, high fertility soils Water, rather than nitrogen is the limiting factor to yield... Example outputs - returns from the same soil with different farming intensities 30-year periods commencing year shown Note: 'Opportunity cropping' modeled sorghum and wheat sowing based on the availability of stored soil water (SSW), and rainfall of 25mm over 4 days. '..
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