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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Despite the prolonged chemical onslaught against wild radish, it persists within farming systems... With funding from the Weeds CRC (2005-08 Molecular Control of Reproduction in Weeds) an initial proof-of-concept study showed that targeting seed production through interference with the molecular basis of fertilisation could form the foundation of practical alternative weed control strategies... Subsequent investments from the GRDC, Australian Weeds Research Centre, University of Melbourne and the CSIRO have confirmed the findings of the initial study...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
To bridge the gap, Professor Pratley said the industry needed to act now to attract young people and better-trained consultants and advisers... Professor Pratley said the stipend (or taxable income) provided to postgraduate students was uncompetitive, particularly as their Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) debt of $30,000 accumulated at four per cent a year with no increments and everybody else in the community is paid superannuation... For Professor Pratley, the way forward was to develop a workforce strategy - the scope of which needed to embrace farm workers to research and development personnel, from 457 visas to research careers, from education and training to accreditation - to bring the agricultural workforce into the modern era...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers can obtain independent information to help them get the best value from their wheat production by accessing the 2015 Wheat Variety Guide for Western Australia ... Produced by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the publication provides advice on variety, agronomy, disease and herbicide tolerance characteristics, medium to long-term yield performance and time of flowering information... Ms Trainor said that as well as being a useful resource to guide the management of varieties grown this year, growers could use the publication to help plan variety decisions for 2016...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Young scientists can gain funding of up to $22,000 for projects that involve groundbreaking research and innovation to help keep Australia's rural industries sustainable and profitable... Sponsors include the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and many other rural research and development corporations looking to advance the careers of young scientists through national recognition of their research ideas... Region National < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Young scientists: step up now..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Australian Government has announced additional funding of $29.7 million over six years for the CRCNPB... Grains industry biosecurity management and stored grains protection will continue to be a priority for the CRCNPB. Chief executive officer Dr Simon McKirdy says efforts will continue to extend the life of the stored-grain fumigant phosphine and to find alternatives to phosphine - particularly non-chemical options such as nitrogen... "A better understanding of how insects are surviving between harvests will also be important in improving fumigation management," Dr McKirdy says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Australian Government has announced additional funding of $29.7 million over six years for the CRCNPB... Grains industry biosecurity management and stored grains protection will continue to be a priority for the CRCNPB. Chief executive officer Dr Simon McKirdy says efforts will continue to extend the life of the stored-grain fumigant phosphine and to find alternatives to phosphine - particularly non-chemical options such as nitrogen... "A better understanding of how insects are surviving between harvests will also be important in improving fumigation management," Dr McKirdy says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC communication manager, Jane O'Brien, says the GRDC each year provides sponsorship assistance to numerous and varied organisations which aim to inform and up skill grains industry stakeholders. ".. In recent years, the GRDC has supported a broad range of events, from precision agriculture symposiums, farmer health conferences, fertiliser and milling forums, to sustainable food summits, enterprising women workshops and cereal chemistry conferences," Ms O'Brien said... "The GRDC recognises the importance and value of such events and activities, which are designed to develop the skills and capacity of many people within our industry...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The project will undertake a scoping study of current plant growth regulator (PGR) use and recommendations for R, D & E funding in the three GRDC agro-ecological regions... There can be a dichotomy between the scientific literature and the advice provided to growers on use of PGRs in crop management... Outputs of the project include the following: Literature review of current and previous research and development on the use of PGRs in crop management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The genebanks are widely used nationally and internationally across many disciplines of science, meeting the requirements of both traditional and new users, for seed, data and agronomic and taxonomic knowledge of many thousands of species... The Davies Report, commissioned early in the life of this project, shows several studies over the years have attempted to quantify the benefits of plant breeding as measured by the benefit:cost ratios of new varieties... Built up progressively over the past 30 to 60 years, the genebanks represent an invaluable resource for plant research and improvement in Australia and internationally...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The panel system is a key strength of the GRDC, with a cross-section of grain growers, scientists and people from industry to feed in regional priorities and assess funding proposals... Mr Martel will serve a two year term providing a direct link for local growers, helping to ensure they can provide input into the organisation and get to learn about the latest research results... "The panel system is vital to the GRDC's success and the organisation relies on panellists to contribute robust opinions based on professional and practical grains industry experience," Mr Clark said...
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