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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Caution urged for weather damaged grain.. Grain growers experiencing adverse weather this harvest are urged to ensure that, where possible, the grain they retain for 2013 crop seed has a sufficiently high 'falling number' value... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western grower services manager Darren Hughes encouraged growers to pay particular attention to which grain they kept for crop seed, saying weather damaged grain was more susceptible to poor germination, low vigour and degradation during storage and handling...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers experiencing adverse weather this harvest are urged to ensure that, where possible, the grain they retain for 2013 crop seed has a sufficiently high 'falling number' value... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western grower services manager Darren Hughes encouraged growers to pay particular attention to which grain they kept for crop seed, saying weather damaged grain was more susceptible to poor germination, low vigour and degradation during storage and handling... "Some Western Australian growers forced to retain weather damaged seed from the previous harvest reported that these crops had poor vigour during the difficult start to the growing season in 2012," he said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The leaders of two Australian grain export businesses told the 2013 Australian Grains Industry Conference that Australia has work to do to ensure the long-term opportunity presented by the growing Asian grains market was realised... Mr Murray said that while Australia was a trusted and reliable producer of high-quality food, the grains industry, collectively, was not doing enough to add value: "We need to be doing more research and development on new grain varieties and find new niche products [for the Asian market].".. Mr Murray said there was concern that Australian grain productivity had stagnated at a time when Australia needed to increase its grain supply to produce the varieties and quantities customers wanted...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mr Young, who farms 1200 hectares in a 450- to 500-millimetre rainfall zone east of Kojonup, WA, and who is a member of the GRDC"s western panel, says the reality that cannot be shaken off is the impact of falling grain prices and weeds... Mr Young says the economics of grain growing in recent times is dampening a lot of people"s enthusiasm, especially after many WA growers again took substantial hits from frost. ".. Mr Young says the weed problem that so many now face is "perfectly predictable" in a farming system based on an annual wheat monoculture that gives weeds an annual opportunity to revive and flourish...
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