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Catchment rebuild secures on-farm water.. Over the past three or four years we've had some fairly dry years and we couldn't rely on any of the dams," Mark says... Andrea says they were having to cart water from 14 kilometres away. "..
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New regional panels appointed.. The panels develop and monitor the regional priorities in the GRDC's R&D investments and ensure the GRDC's investment plan responds to the regional and national priorities of growers and the Australian Government... Jules Dixon has an extensive background in agronomy and an established network spanning eastern Australia and WA including researchers, leading growers and agronomy consultants through to the multinational private sector...
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New regional panels appointed.. The panels develop and monitor the regional priorities in the GRDC's R&D investments and ensure the GRDC's investment plan responds to the regional and national priorities of growers and the Australian Government... Jules Dixon has an extensive background in agronomy and an established network spanning eastern Australia and WA including researchers, leading growers and agronomy consultants through to the multinational private sector...
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Cover story: Western region - Crop primed, now the sky watch coverwesta.. The rain gave the crop a start, with everything now hinging on how much rain falls in the weeks ahead... The couple, longstanding members of the WA No Till Farmers Association (WANTFA), are confident they have developed a system that would normally assure them of profitable, regular yields: "Our performance benchmark is how many kilograms of grain we get per millimetre of rain per hectare," Mark says...
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Mark Pearce is eager to use his revamped chaff cart this season to manage herbicide-resistant weeds: the weed burden has increased in its two-year absence.. Mark Pearce has been forced to replace chemical herbicides with a combination of tools and tactics to counter herbicide resistance.. Part of the plan to speed up harvest and get in before weeds start to shed seed has been the purchase of a new header, which Mark says will reduce his harvest time by two weeks...
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Mark Pearce is eager to use his revamped chaff cart this season to manage herbicide-resistant weeds: the weed burden has increased in its two-year absence.. Mark Pearce has been forced to replace chemical herbicides with a combination of tools and tactics to counter herbicide resistance.. Part of the plan to speed up harvest and get in before weeds start to shed seed has been the purchase of a new header, which Mark says will reduce his harvest time by two weeks...
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Dr Mark Peoples reappointed to GRDC Southern Panel (South, 12 June 2008).. Mark brings strong research credentials and a wealth of experience to the Southern Panel," Mr Shannon said. ".. His research interests include quantifying the above and below ground rotational benefits of legumes; evaluating the production and environmental implications of strategies aimed at reducing the risk of dryland salinity and overcoming sub-soil constraints to root growth; and managing soil nitrogen and water for more sustainable and profitable mixed farming systems."..
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Mark Stanley comes from a mixed farming background and has had extensive experience in field crops development and extension and more recently in natural resources management within the State and Commonwealth Governments and with industry... Mark currently operates his own project management business, Regional Connections, on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula... Mark encourages growers in his region and beyond to make contact with him or one of the Regional Cropping Solutions Network members on the EP, should they have an issue they wish to raise with the GRDC...
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Mark Stanley comes from a mixed farming background and has had extensive experience in field crops development and extension and more recently in natural resources management within the State and Commonwealth Governments and with industry... Mark currently operates his own project management business, Regional Connections, on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula... Mark encourages growers in his region and beyond to make contact with him or one of the Regional Cropping Solutions Network members on the EP, should they have an issue they wish to raise with the GRDC...
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For the past year, the Gardynes have been using the drone as their 'eyes in the sky' to monitor stock, water troughs, crops and harvesting practices... "I've made a conscious decision not to learn to fly the machine," says Neil, who believes technology like this will help attract new generations into farming. ".. Using the drone to count stock is the next step for the Gardynes, but Neil believes the major gains will be achieved through longer-term developments, particularly around the ability to set the drone to fly autonomously and using sensor technology to pre-empt disease and pest infestations and gather data such as dry matter density...
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