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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) launched a comprehensive set of crop information modules today (Tuesday, March 4), the GRDC GrowNotes... James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says the GrowNotes are an entirely new initiative for the organisation and for the first time provide a one-stop shop for northern region trial results and recommendations... "Having said that, the GrowNotes build on extension media of past and present, from crop management notes to YouTube," Mr Clark said...
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Follow the link in the image above to watch an interview with Stuart Kearns.. In fulfilling the role, Stuart regularly talks to growers about the issues that are most important to them and how GRDC can assist to improve their productivity and profitability... "I think the use of inputs is becoming an increasing challenge, especially when banks and lending agencies are putting pressure on agricultural businesses to try and come up with ways to effectively use them and still maintain healthy profit levels."..
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GRDC takes a 'ground up' approach to RD&E.. To gauge the priority of the issue and its significance to the northern grain-growing region, the area affected needs to be identified and the cost and future cost to production and profitability determined... The issue may have a short-term solution such as developmental work that builds on previous research to adapt it to the local farming system - for example, investigating adaption of current varieties in the local area...
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GRDC takes a 'ground up' approach to RD&E.. To gauge the priority of the issue and its significance to the northern grain-growing region, the area affected needs to be identified and the cost and future cost to production and profitability determined... The issue may have a short-term solution such as developmental work that builds on previous research to adapt it to the local farming system - for example, investigating adaption of current varieties in the local area...
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James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says the GrowNotes are an entirely new initiative for the organisation and for the first time provide a one-stop shop for northern region trial results and recommendations... "Having said that, the GrowNotes build on extension media of past and present, from crop management notes to YouTube," Mr Clark said... Caption: James Clark, GRDC Northern Panel Chair says the new digital GRDC GrowNotes answer grower requests for a one-stop shop for grains information...
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Controlling winter weeds a top priority for growers.. With warmer than average winter temperatures accelerating the growth of northern wheat crops, it is imperative that growers give top priority to weed control this season to maximise crop productivity and avoid the costly issue of herbicide resistance... GRDC manager regional grower services - north, Sharon O'Keeffe said cereal growers needed to employ a variety of tactics to effectively combat weeds including an early spray program, robust spray rates and correct spray application with consideration given to timing, wind speed, water rate, applicable droplet size, boom height and travel speed...
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With warmer than average winter temperatures accelerating the growth of northern wheat crops, it is imperative that growers give top priority to weed control this season to maximise crop productivity and avoid the costly issue of herbicide resistance... GRDC manager regional grower services - north, Sharon O'Keeffe said cereal growers needed to employ a variety of tactics to effectively combat weeds including an early spray program, robust spray rates and correct spray application with consideration given to timing, wind speed, water rate, applicable droplet size, boom height and travel speed... "In high grass weed densities, growers need to be particularly careful that tank mixes aren't going to antagonise or reduce the efficacy of any group A herbicides which already exhibit issues with weed resistance."..
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Sharon O'Keeffe, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) manager regional grower services - north says the new term "crop sequencing" describes a cropping program that is not dictated by the set order of crops that defined crop rotation... "Growers often select a crop based on price projections but GRDC-supported research over a long period of time shows the benefits and value of crop diversity, particularly cereals following nitrogen-fixing legumes," Ms O'Keeffe said... The concept ties neatly into the new GRDC focus on research themes including 'Profitable Farming Systems' that aims to help growers design a farm system with the flexibility to adapt and respond to changes; manage risk; integrate new practices; and ultimately generate more profit, Ms O'Keeffe said...
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Sharon O'Keeffe, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) manager regional grower services - north says the new term "crop sequencing" describes a cropping program that is not dictated by the set order of crops that defined crop rotation... "Growers often select a crop based on price projections but GRDC-supported research over a long period of time shows the benefits and value of crop diversity, particularly cereals following nitrogen-fixing legumes," Ms O'Keeffe said... The concept ties neatly into the new GRDC focus on research themes including 'Profitable Farming Systems' that aims to help growers design a farm system with the flexibility to adapt and respond to changes; manage risk; integrate new practices; and ultimately generate more profit, Ms O'Keeffe said...
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