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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
` The aim is to do this across all rainfall zones (high, medium and low), using both major cereal grains grown in WA (wheat and barley).The accepted definition of canopy management is 'managing the green surface area of the crop canopy in order to optimise profitability'... To date in WA, there has been some canopy management work undertaken in the high rainfall zones, but there has been no research done in the medium to low rainfall zones... ConsultAg wish to undertake a 3 year research project to validate, and if worthy, integrate the principles of canopy management into the Western Australian cropping system...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
` The aim is to do this across all rainfall zones (high, medium and low), using both major cereal grains grown in WA (wheat and barley).The accepted definition of canopy management is 'managing the green surface area of the crop canopy in order to optimise profitability'... To date in WA, there has been some canopy management work undertaken in the high rainfall zones, but there has been no research done in the medium to low rainfall zones... ConsultAg wish to undertake a 3 year research project to validate, and if worthy, integrate the principles of canopy management into the Western Australian cropping system...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
John Harvey, GRDC Managing Director.. The GRDC welcomes confirmation from Ministers Joyce and Ruston regarding the Corporation's strategy to increase its regional presence... Through GRDC's new investment structure, our regional network of growers will also be more closely involved in the identification and management of short-term and medium-term projects that address their priority issues relating to farming systems, agronomy, soils, weeds, pests and diseases...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
John Harvey, GRDC Managing Director.. The GRDC welcomes confirmation from Ministers Joyce and Ruston regarding the Corporation's strategy to increase its regional presence... Through GRDC's new investment structure, our regional network of growers will also be more closely involved in the identification and management of short-term and medium-term projects that address their priority issues relating to farming systems, agronomy, soils, weeds, pests and diseases...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The Grains Research Development Corporation has commissioned this review as an update of the Graham Centre Monograph No. 1, ' Stubble Retention in Cropping Systems in Southern Australia: Benefits and Challenges '... The aim is to identify the research, development and extension (RD&E) gaps of a current GRDC investment ' Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems with Retained Stubble ', that involves a suite of local projects undertaken by grower groups in collaboration with research organisations and agribusiness... Report to the GRDC on project DAN00170 < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Developments in stubble retention in cropping systems in southern Australia (Report)..
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Increasing yield and reducing risk through early sowing in the Southern Grains Region &nbsp;- Part 2: National Expansion.. Earlier sowing increases the frequency of planting opportunities, and allows more crop to be sown and flower on time... The experiments will examine;- The optimal phenology to allow early sowing at four locations in the southern grains region- The management required in different environments to optimise harvest index of early sown slow maturing wheats- Quantification of any yield penalty associated with slow maturity achieved through vernalisation compared to photoperiod sensitivityRegional grower groups will be responsible for developing and conducting trials in 2013, 2014 and 2015 that address local barriers to early sowing in conjunction with focus groups of interested growers and advisors, CSIRO and FAR Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Farmers see pH as a influencer of yield and test and manage soils ... Overall, farmers lack skills/confidence to have a go - and don't know a "trusted someone" to get advice from... This season he had a delver made and he now contracts himself out to farmers...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC managing director, John Harvey, kicked off the event explaining how the GRDC plans to work with grower groups in the future... GGA project leader Susan Hall said the opportunity for groups to share information was a key driver behind the GGA forming in 2001, and this was an appropriate way to commemorate the 10-year milestone... Ms Hall said that resourcing grower groups is an issue across Australia, and everyone is looking at innovative arrangements such as exploring membership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and partnership opportunities such as that established between the Shire of Wickepin and the Facey Group...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" Grain and Graze winning at Wagin 30 October 2014.. A grower group in WA.. Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
A survey of WA grain growers is being conducted to determine the level and extent to which growers undertake Biosecurity best practices on their farms... Management practices that growers indicated as being implemented with a high degree of frequency were such activities as inspecting crops (Fig 4), recording seed sources (Fig 5), keeping records of grain movement (Figs 6 and 7) and, to a lesser degree, general farm hygiene practices such as washing down vehicles and cleaning up around silos... Having biosecurity signage to advise visitors to make contact with the property owners or in keeping records of visitors and having farm plans and designated parking areas for them to use when on their property, rated very poorly as a practice, though the need was acknowledged...
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