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Catalogue: GRDC Media
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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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The combined effects of changes in pest management needs, e.g., through resistance, regulatory activity, market access and registrant indifference with respect to generic pesticides, is placing increasing pressure on grains, pulse and oilseed industries to pursue gaining access to needed alternative pest and weed management options... A potentially serious outcome of the lack of pest management options can be the use of unapproved pesticides or inappropriate choices for pest control... The labels on haloxyfop products used for post-emergent grass control in canola crops are to be amended to overcome concerns that the 'Directions for Use' have the potential to be misinterpreted...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
To minimise the development of glyphosate resistance among weeds, the GRDC has been instrumental in developing a working group on the sustainable use of this key herbicide in Australian cropping... The national Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group includes research and industry representatives from the CRC for Australian Weed Management (CRCAWM), Nufarm, Syngenta, Monsanto, Avcare, University of Western Australia"s WA Herbicide Resistance Initiative, NSW Agriculture, Queensland DPI&F, University of Adelaide and Charles Sturt University... The group is chaired by CRCAWM"s Dr Rick Llewellyn, from UWA...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Deregulation has brought tangible benefits to the Australian wheat industry and with it, some challenges and opportunities... Wheat prices in the west have increased relative to east coast export prices... Growers' requirements are being better serviced as these new products offer growers even more choice from an expanded range of pool options, cash contracts, financing and payment alternatives...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC communication manager, Jane O'Brien, says the GRDC each year provides sponsorship assistance to numerous and varied organisations which aim to inform and up skill grains industry stakeholders. ".. In recent years, the GRDC has supported a broad range of events, from precision agriculture symposiums, farmer health conferences, fertiliser and milling forums, to sustainable food summits, enterprising women workshops and cereal chemistry conferences," Ms O'Brien said... "The GRDC recognises the importance and value of such events and activities, which are designed to develop the skills and capacity of many people within our industry...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
DAQ00131 project activities aimed to: conserve tropical grains germplasm under long-term storage conditions; acquire new germplasm with unique traits of interest to clients (particularly to breeding programs); the maintenance of germplasm through viability testing and regeneration; and to increase awareness of the availability of tropical grains germplasm to clients... New project goals were to facilitate the creation of the national grains Genetic Resources Centre (GRC) and included training GRC staff in the use of GRIN-Global (GG), a software management system, so that grains data can be nationalised across Australia; and contribute to the action plan development for the relocation of tropical grains germplasm to both Tamworth and Horsham... The significant consultation and communication that the Biloela GRC staff undertook during the project have secured the conservation of two globally unique germplasm sets within the next project period...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Unprecedented developments in global grain markets, changes in local marketing, rising input costs and the uncertainty about the impact of climate change and emissions trading have created huge industry demand for information... The event also provides an excellent opportunity for networking between industry stakeholders... Author(s) Paper title plus an abstract on content Presenting author Contact details - organisation, phone, fax, email Preference - oral presentation, workshop/interactive forum, research highlights session or published paper (also indicate availability for Regional Crop Updates events)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC communication manager, Jane O'Brien, says the GRDC each year provides sponsorship assistance to numerous and varied organisations which aim to inform and up skill grains industry stakeholders. ".. In recent years, the GRDC has supported a broad range of events, from precision agriculture symposiums, farmer health conferences, fertiliser and milling forums, to sustainable food summits, enterprising women workshops and cereal chemistry conferences," Ms O'Brien said... "The GRDC recognises the importance and value of such events and activities, which are designed to develop the skills and capacity of many people within our industry...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Research, development & extension (RD&E) partners need to develop a greater understanding of what grower groups can offer and how they operate, and vice versa... The role of a grower group in a project, and if it is in partnering or outsourcing, should be considered... Outsourcing work to a grower group is not a partnership, and if using groups in this way, for example to run events, survey their members on your behalf or become extensions of project staff, they should be fairly compensated...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The Grower Group Alliance (GGA) is a farmer-driven organisation developed by grower groups seeking to improve communication and function, with a primary role in connecting grower groups, research providers, funding bodies and agribusiness in a network across WA... A linkage to a grower group should be for a genuine need within a project, and should be made with groups who are in need of, and interested in, the project... Outsourcing work to a grower group is not a partnership, and if using groups in this way, for example to run events, survey their members on your behalf or become extensions of project staff, they should be fairly compensated...
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