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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
AgriSafe works by farmers attending an Agrisafe clinic whereby we undertake a comprehensive, agriculturally based health assessment... The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH), a partnership between Western District Health Service (WDHS) and Deakin University was officially opened in 2009 and seeks to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farmers, farm employees and their families across Australia through leadership, advocacy, service, research and education... The results reiterate the need for farmer specific health services...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Crop health tool addresses new seasonal challenges.. PestFax- a vital link in the fight to maintain Western Australia's current levels of crop health - has resumed its free weekly service, as the new season presents a fresh set of pest and disease challenges... PestFax is widely read and supported by grains industry leaders including agronomists, consultants, farmers, researchers, grain marketers and retailers, with issues delivered to subscribers each Friday via email and available at www.agric.wa.gov.au/pestfax "The service helps the grains industry keep up with seasonal challenges and advises on management options relating to recurring pest and disease threats," PestFax editor and DAFWA entomologist Peter Mangano said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Although there were various studies reported in the literature showing suitability of different Indian cultivars of desi chickpeas for puffing (Hira and Chopra, 1995; Bhattacharya and Prakash, 1997), knowledge of Australian desi chickpea performance in this respect was lacking... Seeds that appeared to be visually puffed (cracking/opening of the outer husk, golden yellow coloured cotyledon with volume expanded) were totalled and a puffed percentage (%) calculated by taking the ratio of the number of puffed chickpeas to the number of total chickpeas... The first study was carried out to measure the puffing feasibility of Australian desi chickpea genotypes, as no previous works were reported in the literature...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A new guide to Australia's latest workplace health and safety (WHS) laws may make it easier for grains industry employers to meet their responsibilities, protect workers and reduce business risks... "The Australian Government, states and territories have largely harmonised WHS legislation over recent years, and the new report pulls together all the requirements, along with extensive web links to the information employers need to comply with," he says... WHS planning and action; relevant web links to information in each state/territory; a list of national resources; and a quick checklist of high-risk issues and registers for records that must be included for specific commodities including grain...
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Parents weighed all the food their children ate over three days, and researchers calculated whether children were receiving adequate amounts of key nutrients and fibre as part of the study... While the study indicated that most of the children were receiving the recommended amounts of iron, zinc, calcium and vitamin C, only 18 per cent were getting enough fibre... About 14 grams of fibre a day is considered adequate for children aged one to three years, but the study revealed that children aged one to two years are only eating an average of nine grams of fibre a day...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Go Grains Health & Nutrition (Go Grains) is the leading Australian authority on grain foods nutrition... Developing relationships with journalists in order to position Go Grains as the leading source of media information about grains, legumes and health.. The media partnership program was designed to capitalise on existing relationships with journalists and publications, and leverage new associations developed via the Nutrition Column and Grassroots Recipe programs...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC came together with BRI Australia to establish Go Grains, a communication initiative able to collect, collate and disseminate information on the health and nutrition benefits of eating grains and pulses... Managed by Trish Griffiths, BRI"s manager, nutrition services, Go Grains, with support from organisations across the value chain, has become a credible source of information about grains, pulses and health... The information we can present is just the tip of the iceberg and I encourage you to visit the Go Grains website, www.gograins.com.au, where you can access the latest information, recipes, brochures and education packs on grains and pulses for nutrition and health...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Grower health needs a bridge across isolation.. The Drug and Alcohol Use by Farm and Fishing Workers report, commissioned by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and funded by the GRDC and other members of the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety, collected data from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria... We need to explore different interventions," he adds...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH.. Looking after your health is important for you, your family and your business... There are lots of ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine: walk or ride a bicycle to check crops or stock; do some stretches before you start work and throughout the day; wash the car or machinery by hand; do some gardening, mow the lawns with a push mower, dig a vegie patch; or participate in a structured recreational activity like golf, tennis, water-skiing and so on...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH.. Looking after your health is important for you, your family and your business... There are lots of ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine: walk or ride a bicycle to check crops or stock; do some stretches before you start work and throughout the day; wash the car or machinery by hand; do some gardening, mow the lawns with a push mower, dig a vegie patch; or participate in a structured recreational activity like golf, tennis, water-skiing and so on...
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