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Ravensthorpe grower Bevan Tuckett with an instruments station being used to map different soil types for their responsiveness to nitrogen treatments and their water-holding capacity... A SMP is permanently installed and works by sensing moisture in close proximity (about a 10cm radius) to the probe, recording this information and sending it via a cable to a telemetry unit and data logger... More than 50 SMPs have been installed in recent years across WA's broadacre cropping areas in a range of trials supported by GRDC, CSIRO, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), advisers, grower groups and other industry stakeholders...
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The GRDC's new executive manager commercial, Dr Steve Thomas, says international research alliances that provide access to global technology will become an increasingly important part of the research, development and extension that is delivered to Australian growers... "As the ongoing decline in public sector funding and staff takes effect, there is no doubt that the GRDC will need to keep looking for new ways to deliver the outcomes that Australian grain growers need to remain viable," Dr Thomas says... Dr Thomas says the relationships that the GRDC has been building also create an opportunity for the Australian grains industry to have a say in the research priorities set by private companies in Australia and overseas...
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GRDC calls for skills diversity in new northern panel.. With applications currently being sought for positions on the northern panel, an opportunity exists for representatives from all sectors of the northern grains industry to influence the current and future direction of regional and national grains research, development and extension (RD&E)... Being part of the new northern panel offers growers and industry personnel an unparalleled opportunity to have a say in the future of northern grains R&D and I urge those with a passion for the industry to apply...
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GRDC calls for skills diversity in new northern panel.. With applications currently being sought for positions on the northern panel, an opportunity exists for representatives from all sectors of the northern grains industry to influence the current and future direction of regional and national grains research, development and extension (RD&E)... Being part of the new northern panel offers growers and industry personnel an unparalleled opportunity to have a say in the future of northern grains R&D and I urge those with a passion for the industry to apply...
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GRDC spotlight shines on communicators.. Like Dr Conyers, the west's Dr Biddulph realises the value of being able to communicate with a wide audience and says the award inspires him to continue to talk openly and honestly with growers and industry "about where the research is up to, what we can adopt now and what it is likely to deliver in the future"... Knowledge of the subject and the audience also helps: "Working most of my career in a small, country-located field station with close contact with growers and industry helped me to speak the language and to gain people's trust through being honest, avoiding spin and seeing the world through growers' eyes."..
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Soil scientist recognised for communicating research outcomes.. Mark Conyers, a soil science authority with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Region Seed of Light award... The Seed of Light award was presented to Dr Conyers at the GRDC grains research Update in Temora this week...
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