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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australian grain growers are widely acknowledged by their overseas counterparts to be innovative and open to change... The next generation of precision agriculture (PA) technology - variable-rate technology (VRT) - has not caught on so widely or quickly for several reasons, among them being the newness of the technology, perceived cost and complexity and, in some districts, a lack of soil variability in paddocks... The investment program will seek to: deliver increased farmgate profitability; increase measurable grower and adviser confidence in PA technologies, including autonomous and robotic systems; increase timeliness of crop surveillance and repetitive operational practices; partner with one or more machinery manufacturers to bring commercial-incubated autonomous systems to the Australian market; inform and educate regulators and risk underwriters/insurance companies and the finance sector; consider risk mitigation through development of automation and data standards; and invest in the development of the 'social licence' for automation through understanding business risk, farm safety, and benefits for people and the environment...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australian grain growers are widely acknowledged by their overseas counterparts to be innovative and open to change... The next generation of precision agriculture (PA) technology - variable-rate technology (VRT) - has not caught on so widely or quickly for several reasons, among them being the newness of the technology, perceived cost and complexity and, in some districts, a lack of soil variability in paddocks... The investment program will seek to: deliver increased farmgate profitability; increase measurable grower and adviser confidence in PA technologies, including autonomous and robotic systems; increase timeliness of crop surveillance and repetitive operational practices; partner with one or more machinery manufacturers to bring commercial-incubated autonomous systems to the Australian market; inform and educate regulators and risk underwriters/insurance companies and the finance sector; consider risk mitigation through development of automation and data standards; and invest in the development of the 'social licence' for automation through understanding business risk, farm safety, and benefits for people and the environment...
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No-till captures carbon for Kyoto.. After spending billions of dollars exploring high-tech engineering options to sequester carbon - like pumping carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into underground geological structures or deep into the ocean - researchers in the US have acknowledged that farming and forestry are the most cost-effective means of removing CO 2 from the atmosphere... When Dr Rainbow visited the US, the voluntary carbon market was offering less than US$2 (A$2.60) a tonne of CO 2 while in Europe the figure was 19 euros ( 2 concentrations is valued at more than US$25/t and carbon credits are trading on Chicago Climate Exchange for just under US$5 and..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The path to healthy winter crop yields starts with diligent control of the green bridge of over-summering weeds and volunteer cereal plants, according to Dr Rohan Rainbow, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... The GRDC's annual St Patrick's Day reminder to control the green bridge has taken on extra importance this year after a wet fallow period... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is once again calling on grain growers to set aside St Patrick's Day on March 17 to assess and begin control of the green bridge of volunteer cereals... The green bridge of plants carrying rust spores into the winter crop season is a major contributor to rust incursions, according to Rohan Rainbow, GRDC senior manager plant health... Dr Rainbow says the best preventative strategies for managing the rust threat are to select rust-resistant varieties, treat seed and control the green bridge of volunteers and weeds...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
With herbicide resistance threatening the future of the no-till farming system, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is keeping growers up to date with the latest information for tackling the issue... Cropping with herbicide resistance , which is available for download at www.grdc.com.au ... "Integrated weed management can delay or prevent resistance developing by relying on a range of tactics, both chemical and non-chemical, to keep weeds successfully in check," Dr Rainbow said...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has responded to the emerging mouse crisis across Australia's southern grain growing region by mounting an emergency live information broadcast... The internet broadcast will feature a video discussion with key experts from the National Mouse Management Working Group and will allow growers and other stakeholders to ask questions of the panel from wherever they are sitting at a computer... "A number of emergency use permits issued by the APVMA expire on September 30 and growers are keen to understand what their options are for accessing mice bait after that date," Dr Rainbow said...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is once again calling on grain growers to set aside St Patrick's Day on March 17 to assess and begin control of the green bridge of volunteer cereals... The green bridge of plants carrying rust spores into the winter crop season is a major contributor to rust incursions, according to Rohan Rainbow, GRDC senior manager plant health... Dr Rainbow says the best preventative strategies for managing the rust threat are to select rust-resistant varieties, treat seed and control the green bridge of volunteers and weeds...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Time and execute your fungicide sprays right and you'll get maximum impact from each treatment, according to spray application experts Bill Gordon and Dr Rohan Rainbow... Have an understanding of how the fungicide you're going to apply works on the plant - most fungicides have limited translocation potential or move upwards and outwards only, meaning sprayers need to target the spray to hit the plant exactly where it's needed... Run the controller with total flow (litres per minute for the whole boom) on the display when spraying and know what the pressure and flow rate should be when delivering the correct number of litres per hectare so that checks can be made as you go, e.g. if pressure increases and flow remains the same, check for blockages...
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Grain growers and agronomists overseeing maturing winter crops will have the opportunity to identify insect pests that may be costing crop yield at two upcoming University of New England (UNE) workshops... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is supporting the workshops being run by The Sweep Net , a free insect identification service provided by UNE's Insect Ecology Laboratory... The workshops are part of a series of workshops being run across northern NSW aimed at building knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM) among growers and agronomists...
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