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Image of the Harrington Seed Destructor.. De Bruin Engineering's Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD), designed and manufactured in Australia, has been recognised on the world stage, winning the 2015 Edison Award in the US in the 'Smart Agriculture' category... Key findings include: 69 per cent of surveyed growers use a combination of methods to pick the right time to sell, while 31 per cent take the price on offer; women are more willing to try new approaches (42 per cent of women versus 38 per cent of men) and they are also more likely to adjust practices in response to the market (64 per cent versus 60 per cent); and 69 per cent of growers say maximising production and quality is the most important profitability driver; 31 per cent say managing costs is most important...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Image of the Harrington Seed Destructor.. De Bruin Engineering's Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD), designed and manufactured in Australia, has been recognised on the world stage, winning the 2015 Edison Award in the US in the 'Smart Agriculture' category... Key findings include: 69 per cent of surveyed growers use a combination of methods to pick the right time to sell, while 31 per cent take the price on offer; women are more willing to try new approaches (42 per cent of women versus 38 per cent of men) and they are also more likely to adjust practices in response to the market (64 per cent versus 60 per cent); and 69 per cent of growers say maximising production and quality is the most important profitability driver; 31 per cent say managing costs is most important...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Push to increase update of CTF.. Researchers across southern Australia are embarking on a new five-year controlled-traffic farming (CTF) project to increase soil productivity in low-rainfall areas of southern Australia... The first phase of the project will identify and address the current questions being posed by growers about the place for CTF in their farming systems," Dr Fisher says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
New national initiative to help grain growers adapt to climate change.. Through the Australian Government's climate change initiative, Australia's Farming Future - Climate Change Research Program (CCRP), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have commenced a demonstration program called the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI)... GRDC Managing Director Peter Reading says the initiative will play an important role in equipping primary producers with tools to adapt and adjust to the impact of climate change and to manage their emissions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Through the Australian Government's climate change initiative, Australia's Farming Future - Climate Change Research Program (CCRP), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have commenced a demonstration program called the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI)... GRDC is in partnership with Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), the Department of Primary Industries Victoria (DPI Vic) and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) in the delivery of the initiative... GRDC Managing Director Peter Reading says the initiative will play an important role in equipping primary producers with tools to adapt and adjust to the impact of climate change and to manage their emissions...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
As essential as agricultural research and development is, the way in which R&D outcomes have been delivered to farmers can be hit or miss... These days private sector consultants advising 11.53: farmers one-on-one is happening far more often, compared to the days when most technical information 17.279: was delivered by a government district agronomist to a large mob of farmers at a 21.17: field day... 132.8: that we want to transfer to the farmers we work 134.88: with, and if we apply some of these simple tests we 135.35: might save a lot of pain if some of those key attributes aren 136.03: Narrator: The group also met with numerous researchers 138.35: to hear first hand what projects are underway and what new tools will be eventually available 143.67: to be used by consultants and farmers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a grains research Update for growers at West Wyalong on July 29... "Issues such as herbicide resistance, retaining stubbles, crop pests and crop nutrition will be on the agenda, so I encourage all growers in the region to set aside half a day to come along to this event and learn more about what they can do to improve their farming systems," Mr Minogue said... Presenters at the West Wyalong Update include leading researcher Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide who will discuss the increasing issue of herbicide resistance and the strategies growers can employ to extend the life of available herbicides...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Trials were conducted to develop agronomic techniques and new varieties to increase grain yield in the high rainfall zone of the South East (SE) of South Australia (SA) and on Kangaroo Island (KI)... The project was designed to develop improved agronomic treatments and varieties for the high rainfall zone in the South East and Kangaroo Island to increase the area of crop and overall crop yield by 10%... The survey undertaken for this project showed large variation in the crops grown in different regions...
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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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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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