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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Historically agricultural advisory services have been delivered by government agencies; this has changed with more than 2,300 private sector crop advisers spread across all states... Increased use and capacity of technology will impact the future of agricultural advisory services; with 'recipe farming' fast developing oversees... A recent survey of private sector crop advisers in Australia identified that approximately two thirds are retail advisers, working for a chemical, fertiliser or seed company or retail outlets...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
He has worked extensively in the meat and livestock, grains, horticulture, natural resource management and irrigation sectors planning and undertaking programs focussing on the delivery of technical information to farmers... In the late 1990's and early 2000's he noted the transition from leading farmers seeking technical information from the public extension sector to seeking out such information from the private sector adviser - whether it be national or regional company personnel or individual advisers... He has undertaken work with the GRDC in creating a mechanism for agribusiness and GRDC interaction (development and initial implementation of the National and Regional Agribusiness Reference Groups), work with Land and Water Australia and Cotton RDC on developing interaction strategies and also has clients in the national agribusiness sector...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Andrew Rice, GRDC Manager Regional Grower Services - South, says the initiative targets agronomic issues and areas not covered by GRDC's existing investments in farming systems projects... Mr Rice said the trials would ideally be based around specific tactical agronomy issues in areas such as improving soil health, crop nutrition, rotations, spray application or the identification and management of cereal diseases... Caption: The proposed trials would ideally be focused on specific tactical issues such as soil health, crop nutrition, rotations, spray application or the identification and management of cereal diseases...
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