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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Future projects maintain management groups with growers, agribusiness and RD&E agency representation and with real decision-making power... Future projects maintain a balance between productivity and sustainability activities, research and extension activities, activities in different locations and different lobby groups to avoid the capture of project resources and so ensure benefits across the wider industry... 'Best' use of water affects other properties of the soil and the impacts of modern farming practices (e.g. zero tillage, controlled traffic, and wide rows) are becoming evident...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The National Oat Breeding Program has two nodes located at SARDI and DAFWA... The objectives are to improve agronomic traits, disease resistance, and quality in milling and feed varieties... The final output is the release of improved oat varieties for milling and feed end uses...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh (left), and the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, announce the bilateral research agreement between the GRDC and Victorian DEPI... Image of men signing an agreement.. The new agreement was announced jointly in late July by the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and the Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh (left), and the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, announce the bilateral research agreement between the GRDC and Victorian DEPI... Image of men signing an agreement.. The new agreement was announced jointly in late July by the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and the Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Although a high-risk crop, oaten hay has the potential to outperform all other cereals with respect to gross margins... The widespread use of genetic analysis in agriculture is limited by economic factors... In the short term, fungicides used at seeding (seed dressings or applied in-furrow with fertiliser) and foliar fungicide sprays will mitigate risk and minimise losses...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dr Blanchard, who is also involved in GRDC's skills and capacity building investment theme at a national level, says the organisation is committed to supporting current and potential future grains industry experts through a large portfolio of awards, scholarships, sponsorships and activities... Dr Blanchard said the GRDC was trying to attract people to the grains industry at all touch points through its focus on nurturing and up-skilling prospective employees... The GRDC has current investments along the education pipeline; from school level to undergraduate and honours degrees, and attractive post graduate scholarships," Dr Blanchard said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC is helping four students at Victoria's Longerenong College set course for careers in the grains industry... The scholarships are a financial boost for the four students who are studying for the Advanced Diploma of Agriculture at the popular college... The scholarships were awarded on the students' ability to meet selection criteria including: a strong record of achievement at work, school or in the community; enthusiasm for the agricultural industry; understanding of the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the Australian grains industry; and a demonstrated intent to work within the Australian grains industry...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC is helping four students at Victoria's Longerenong College set course for careers in the grains industry... The scholarships are a financial boost for the four students who are studying for the Advanced Diploma of Agriculture at the popular college... The scholarships were awarded on the students' ability to meet selection criteria including: a strong record of achievement at work, school or in the community; enthusiasm for the agricultural industry; understanding of the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the Australian grains industry; and a demonstrated intent to work within the Australian grains industry...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In particular I believe state and national agricultural lobby groups would benefit from the recommendations as they do much of the work in promoting agriculture in Australia and inevitably are used as media sources by agricultural and non agricultural journalists alike... Sir Gill says short answers of 20-25 seconds are effective, which I believe is an excellent technique when being interviewed by news journalists as it fits the "grab" length they would want for their bulletins... Rather than use the report to outline some of the traditional methods used by PR professionals such as holding press conferences and writing releases, I will instead look at some of the other approaches around the world to deliver the message of agriculture to the public...
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