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Grain growers across northern NSW and southern Queensland will have the opportunity to hear from leading agribusiness professionals at the upcoming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Business Updates... James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair said the return of the GRDC Business Updates was in response to interest from growers as they faced the dual challenges of rising costs and fluctuating commodity prices... "GRDC has a good track record of linking the region's growers and advisers with research information so we are using a similar format to help them finetune their business operations and gain insight as to how they can increase profit and lower risk," Mr Clark said...
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The GRDC has introduced a suite of audio programs to keep growers up to date with RD&E, locally and across the country... If you have an iPhone or iPad: go to the iTunes website and search for 'GRDC'; subscribe to the programs you want to hear; and the programs will automatically download to your phone or tablet as they become available... For other devices: go to www.grdc.com.au/podcasts ; click on the program you would like to hear; and follow directions for subscribing to the podcast of your choice...
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" Date: 04.07.2016 'Gloves are up' ready to FITE Russian wheat aphid in north.. As the GRDC implements a multi-faceted research, development and extension approach to better inform future control of the pest - detected in Australia for the first time last month - growers are being encouraged to continue to scout fields, report any concerns and where necessary implement a considered management strategy... Any suspected sightings of RWA in New South Wales should be reported to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline (1800 084 881) while any suspected sightings in Queensland should be reported to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23...
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High moisture grain generates heat when put into a sealed silo, providing ideal conditions for mould and insect growth... The key is to act quickly and effectively to manage the moisture at harvest, and so the GRDC has released a new fact sheet on dealing with high-moisture grain... The fact sheet - 'Dealing with high-moisture grain' - outlines a range of measures that can be taken, including blending, aeration cooling, aeration drying, continuous flow drying and batch drying...
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A commitment to deliver research, development and extension results more quickly to the Australian grains industry is behind the new GRDC website, launched recently at Parliament House by Sussan Ley, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture... Tom McCue, GRDC Extension and Grower Programs manager, says the need to more easily and accurately search and resource GRDC-supported research, development and extension material drove the redevelopment... The GRDC believes in transparent communication with all of our stakeholders, so the website provides timely, relevant information on GRDC operations, including investment planning and other procurement processes," Mr McCue says...
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Challenges posed by local soil types, crop damage from frost, oat production, weed management and mixed farming systems are some of the agronomic priority issues for growers in Western Australia's southern cropping districts... GRDC western regional panel deputy chairman Mike Ewing said many of the issues raised by growers during the southern tour had already been identified as areas for investment by the GRDC, with new research projects hitting the ground now or soon... "Regular spring tour visits to growers and feedback from the GRDC's Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) are proving effective in providing the GRDC western regional panel with information about grower priorities for research, development and extension (RD&E)," he said...
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Challenges posed by local soil types, crop damage from frost, oat production, weed management and mixed farming systems are some of the agronomic priority issues for growers in Western Australia's southern cropping districts... GRDC western regional panel deputy chairman Mike Ewing said many of the issues raised by growers during the southern tour had already been identified as areas for investment by the GRDC, with new research projects hitting the ground now or soon... "Regular spring tour visits to growers and feedback from the GRDC's Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) are proving effective in providing the GRDC western regional panel with information about grower priorities for research, development and extension (RD&E)," he said...
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