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The new app designed by the Invasive Animals CRC helps people to identify introduced vertebrate pests and to choose the most appropriate control measures... Project leader Peter West says the app features the 56 most damaging introduced pests including recent arrivals such as the Indian ringnecked parakeet, an aviary bird that is now appearing in the wild... The app includes: descriptions of each species and a map of their geographic range; photo galleries of animals and their tracks or droppings (where relevant); audio recordings of animal calls; and links to other pest control resources such as the PestSmart Toolkits, also produced by the Invasive Animals CRC...
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New smart technology apps to help grain growers better manage their operations have been developed and released through the GRDC and Australian Year of the Farmer Grain Inventors Award... The apps are an extension of Mr Fels's personal data-modelling technique and iPad-based farm-management system that he created to keep up with the organisation and coordination of his rapidly growing farm business... After witnessing the cost savings, efficiency gains and improved profits of this system, he decided to take the next step and develop commercial iPaddock apps for mobile devices...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Crop damage culprits snapped.. A new mobile device application or 'app' from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is set to disadvantage insect pests causing yield damage to Australian crops... Tom McCue, GRDC manager delivery platforms says while the app doesn't include all insects found in field crops, it provides a valuable reference guide for common pests...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
For the purpose of this paper I am going to be concentrating on agronomic decision making or decision making around the 4R's : The right product in the right place at the right time at the right rate... What has changed recently is the ease of use of the technology and particularly the ease of handling the data that comes with use of the technologies... Getting the data off the yield monitor and then doing something with it has been one of the impediments to yield data being a more widely used management tool...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Apps and mobile devices are making it easier to collect and record data on farm.. Getting the data off the yield monitor and then doing something with it has been one of the impediments to yield data being a more widely used management tool... As smart phones and tablets become increasingly used on farm it is an obvious evolution that they become used for entering farm data on the move and should provide an opportunity to reduce time spent in the office for record keeping and compliance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
" Date: 28.02.2013 'Quick and dirty' day simplifies VRT for growers.. Helping growers overcome the obstacles to adopting variable rate technology (VRT) was the focus of a 'Quick and Dirty Variable Rate Day' at Hopetoun... "A review into VRT adoption and mobile device technology highlighted that mobile devices (primarily the iPad) and existing smart technology apps can simplify and enhance the VRT and PA process, fast-track adoption and improve information management," she said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Developed by the National Variety Trials (NVT) program and funded by the GRDC, the NVT Long Term Yield Reports app and the Crop Disease Au app will add to growers' ability to make informed and on-the-spot management decisions... The NVT Long Term Yield Reports app enables growers to access and interpret Australian variety data, while the Crop Disease Au app provides access to state-specific disease-resistance ratings, disease information and an extensive disease image library... The disease-resistance ratings presented in the Crop Disease Au app have been devised in collaboration with a working group of pathologists from state-based departments, universities and private researchers funded by the GRDC and can also be found on the NVT website ...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Developed by the National Variety Trials (NVT) program and funded by the GRDC, the NVT Long Term Yield Reports app and the Crop Disease Au app will add to growers' ability to make informed and on-the-spot management decisions... The NVT Long Term Yield Reports app enables growers to access and interpret Australian variety data, while the Crop Disease Au app provides access to state-specific disease-resistance ratings, disease information and an extensive disease image library... The disease-resistance ratings presented in the Crop Disease Au app have been devised in collaboration with a working group of pathologists from state-based departments, universities and private researchers funded by the GRDC and can also be found on the NVT website ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dr Freebairn says bringing together decision support aids and 65 years of daily rainfall, temperature and radiation data gathered by 4500 Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather stations, overlayed with the Queensland Government's Silo data base, ranks among his career highlights... "A rich history of each property is reflected in the long term weather data and if you were manually flicking through your data page by page, year by year you could build up a picture of probabilities to answer the questions you have in mind... "The App and the aids it contains allow growers to quickly and easily answer questions such as the probability of well-timed planting rain or unfortunate frost events."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
New apps set to revolutionise crop management.. Developed by the Australian National Variety Trials (NVT) program and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the NVT Long Term Yield Reports App and the Crop Disease Au app are revolutionising growers' abilities to make informed and on-the-spot management decisions to improve productivity and profitability... The NVT Long Term Yield Reports app enables growers to access and interpret Australian variety data while the Crop Disease Au app offers instantaneous access to current state specific disease resistance ratings, disease information and an extensive disease image library...
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