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An agronomist known for his enthusiasm and willingness to step up to the 'next level' in the industry is the winner of the 2016 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western region Seed of Light award... "Over and above the agronomy services he provides for his clients, Garren has consistently demonstrated that he is willing to step up and become involved in extracurricular activities for the benefit of the broader grains industry in WA and Australia," Mr Roberts said... "Garren has also shown a willingness to employ young graduates to work alongside him at ConsultAg, helping to boost much needed industry capacity in the WA grains sector."..
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An agronomist known for his enthusiasm and willingness to step up to the 'next level' in the industry is the winner of the 2016 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western region Seed of Light award... "Over and above the agronomy services he provides for his clients, Garren has consistently demonstrated that he is willing to step up and become involved in extracurricular activities for the benefit of the broader grains industry in WA and Australia," Mr Roberts said... "Garren has also shown a willingness to employ young graduates to work alongside him at ConsultAg, helping to boost much needed industry capacity in the WA grains sector."..
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Low grain prices driving increase in Victorian canola planting.. With canola prices retaining some value, growers are considering increased plantings of the oilseed crop and even in some cases, planting canola back-to-back, "a fairly risky process", according to Mr Shannon... "Canola prices seem to be holding up a bit better and people do make farming decisions based on what prices are doing. "..
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SA grower and adviser input sought for crop pest management research.. Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) on behalf of growers and the Australian Government, the research project involves a survey of farmers and advisers to identify the major insect pests of grain crops and to better understand the tools and strategies used to manage these pests... PestFacts SA and Western Victoria co-ordinator Kym Perry (SARDI Entomology) said the results of the survey would help researchers and the broader industry to understand what Australian growers do to manage insect pests in their grain crops, and their attitudes towards pest management...
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The integrated management of insect pests in grain crops on the Eyre Peninsula will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Cummins on September 11... The Grains Research and Development Corporation ( GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... To enable in-depth discussion on key issues, workshop numbers are limited so growers and advisers are encouraged to register early...
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Low grain prices driving increase in Victorian canola planting.. With canola prices retaining some value, growers are considering increased plantings of the oilseed crop and even in some cases, planting canola back-to-back, "a fairly risky process", according to Mr Shannon... "Canola prices seem to be holding up a bit better and people do make farming decisions based on what prices are doing. "..
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The Resilient Grain Leaders program has been established by the GRDC to help ensure that the Australian grains industry attracts and retains the right people with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the long term sustainability of the industry... During the course, for which places are limited, participants will develop an understanding of what contributes to an effective team; recognise the value in understanding personality types and team role preferences and how to effectively work with diversity to maximise team performance; and understand the purpose of effectively matching leadership style to individuals and situations in developing a supportive team environment... Participants will also develop time management and delegation skills to effectively work within and lead a team; develop and apply skills to effectively give and receive feedback, implement performance management processes and manage conflict; and formulate an action plan for implementation which considers key learnings and how they will be applied by participants in their workplace...
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NSW grower input sought for crop pest management research.. Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) on behalf of growers and the Australian Government, the research project involves a survey of farmers and advisers to identify the major insect pests of grain crops and to better understand the tools and strategies used to manage these pests... NSW Industry & Investment research entomologist Dr Joanne Holloway said the results of the survey would help researchers and the broader industry to understand what Australian growers do to manage insect pests in their grain crops, and their attitudes towards pest management...
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The integrated management of invertebrate pests in Tasmanian grain crops will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Campbell Town on September 9... The Grains Research and Development Corporation ( GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... Workshop topics include implementing an integrated approach to insect management and decision making; monitoring, thresholds and management strategies for regionally important crops and insects; and integrated pest management tools including conserving beneficial insects and options for more selective insecticides...
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The integrated management of invertebrate pests in Victorian grain crops will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Lake Bolac on September 10... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... To enable in-depth discussion on key issues, workshop numbers are limited so growers and advisers are encouraged to register early...
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