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david roget

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Known as the 'go-to' person for delivering scientific outcomes that could be applied by growers, David will be remembered for taking research out of the laboratory and into the paddock... David was instrumental in developing and promoting the concept of farming systems research by bringing together multiple disciplines and grower input, particularly through the Mallee Sustainable Farming Project... Backed by GRDC support, the Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) Project was formed in 1997, and David was a board member until he retired from the CSIRO. Today, MSF continues to promote and apply David's guidelines for optimising performance by matching inputs to crop requirements, soil capacity and seasonal opportunities...
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Little could the couple have realised that it would be 30 years before the trial program would finally wind up, and by then be cemented into history as one of the most remarkable sources of knowledge on Australian dryland cropping... The new concept of direct-drilling crops using a non-residual herbicide (Sprayseed ) instead of ploughing was measured against conventional cultivation... "And if we take outcomes from the Mallee Sustainable Farming project alone, we estimate that the benefits of modifying and adopting the research findings from the Avon site amount to about $500 million each year in increased grain production and reduced wind erosion," Dr Rovira said...
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