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During presentations at the recent round of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates, CSIRO senior farming systems scientist Dr Lindsay Bell said significant opportunities existed to improve the efficiency of farming systems with only 29% of surveyed crop sequences achieving 80% of their potential water use efficiency... He said farming systems were also under mounting pressure from herbicide resistance, declining soil fertility and increasing soil-borne pathogens, requiring effective responses within the farming system to maintain productivity... Assessing the performance of this year's winter crop can offer enormous insight into the success, or failure, of disease, pest and weed management programs and those lessons can benefit the farming system for years to come...
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During presentations at the recent round of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates, CSIRO senior farming systems scientist Dr Lindsay Bell said significant opportunities existed to improve the efficiency of farming systems with only 29% of surveyed crop sequences achieving 80% of their potential water use efficiency... He said farming systems were also under mounting pressure from herbicide resistance, declining soil fertility and increasing soil-borne pathogens, requiring effective responses within the farming system to maintain productivity... Assessing the performance of this year's winter crop can offer enormous insight into the success, or failure, of disease, pest and weed management programs and those lessons can benefit the farming system for years to come...
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Barriers to increased productivity for grain growers in the southern cropping region are set to be addressed through a suite of new projects to be funded through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... Through its 2014-15 External Investment Plan, the GRDC is seeking research partners to undertake a range of programs aimed at providing growers with the technologies and practices they require to remain competitive in global grain markets... Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the 2014-15 External Investment Plan addresses issues that are hampering growers in their efforts to boost productivity, cut input costs and lift margins...
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The digital age is providing growers with easy access to resources and support tools in their quest to lift efficiency and productivity, according to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... GRDC's Manager of Delivery Platforms, Tom McCue, says technology is rapidly changing and making it possible for growers and advisers to capture farm information in real time and share this information immediately with a wide network... Mr McCue said the GRDC was converting some of its research, development and extension outputs into easy-to-use and accessible applications - such as Weed ID and Insect ID apps - and more decision-support tools are planned for the future...
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Grain growers in the southern cropping region are increasingly attending Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research Updates to source information and resources in their quest to boost productivity... A total of 1199 people attended the 14 regional grower Updates this year, with average attendances up seven per cent on 2012... The Updates - featuring programs specifically tailored to address local issues - are designed to provide growers with support and advice for the current season and beyond, based on the outcomes of cutting-edge, GRDC-funded research and development," Mr Pengilley said. "..
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GRDC gets out in the paddock with northern growers.. Caption: GRDC board member Rob Lewis, GRDC-funded PhD student Dan O'Connor and GRDC northern panel chair James Clark toured the glasshouses at the Bjelke-Peterson Research Facility at Kingaroy to look at peanut leaf disease screening projects... On the itinerary were GRDC-funded trials into new crop germplasm, agronomic practices and soil and crop nutrition being conducted at the University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton campus by UQ, CSIRO and Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI); meetings at Kingaroy with members of the Coastal Grower Solution group and GRDC-funded PhD students studying peanut..
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