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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Farmers see advantages in land values being held down by lower productivity levels in allowing them to expand their businesses.. Five wheat producing businesses were studied across a production transect varying from highly productive land on Yorke Peninsula (average wheat yield 4.5 tonne/Ha) to marginal cereal growing area in a low rainfall district of the Upper North (average yield 1.3 tonne/Ha)... All the businesses studied showed a profitable outcome at average yields (refer Figure 2- only the highest and lowest yielding farms included)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Management Decision for Cropping Advisers - Philip OCallaghan, ORM Consulting, Bendigo.. If their advisers understand these business characteristics, then advice can be tailored to best suit each business... The best advice for one farm may not be the best for a neighbouring farm, so advisers should be aware of the business variables and adapt their advice to suit each business...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Today, Australian growers look to Canada with longing because its growers have access to GM canola... Both Ian and George say TUAs are simple to manage and have not stopped them from buying and planting seed covered by these agreements... [Photo (left): Ian McPhadden] Ian McPhadden says input costs have increased with GM canola ("you have to feed them lots of nutrients") but the returns are exponentially much higher...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
UNDERSTANDING YOUR KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS HELPS MANAGE YOUR FARM BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY As farm businesses become more sophisticated and owners strive ever harder to improve profitability and create wealth, the move beyond simple measures of physical production to whole business analysis is gaining momentum... Calculating financial ratios is quite simple - with a little explanation... In summary, the above business has performed at a less than optimal level in the year under analysis...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
UNDERSTANDING YOUR KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS HELPS MANAGE YOUR FARM BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY As farm businesses become more sophisticated and owners strive ever harder to improve profitability and create wealth, the move beyond simple measures of physical production to whole business analysis is gaining momentum... Calculating financial ratios is quite simple - with a little explanation... In summary, the above business has performed at a less than optimal level in the year under analysis...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
UNDERSTANDING YOUR KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS HELPS MANAGE YOUR FARM BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY As farm businesses become more sophisticated and owners strive ever harder to improve profitability and create wealth, the move beyond simple measures of physical production to whole business analysis is gaining momentum... Calculating financial ratios is quite simple - with a little explanation... In summary, the above business has performed at a less than optimal level in the year under analysis...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The aim of the study was to quantify the economic benefits of PA on six farms across SA... Savings using VRT were calculated from comparing variable rate fertiliser application with a previous "blanket" rate of fertiliser used before PA was employed... Production increases from VRT were calculated from higher yields achieved by increasing fertiliser rates on low fertility areas of paddocks...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The owner who had allowed this generous spacing had a saying spoken from the perspective of the date palm, " take away my neighbour and I will give you her fruit" , meaning the palms produced higher yields if not competing against each other for water, nutrient and sunlight... In Abu Dhabi, recent research has determined 350 litres per day is sufficient to achieve maximum yield whilst keeping the palm in good condition... Pollination can be time consuming and using traditional methods can require high labour inputs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC helps Qld growers with wheat variety selection.. The annual guide is a collation of data from the GRDC-funded National Variety Trials (NVT) which benchmark the performance of regionally important varieties to develop individual disease and agronomic ratings, varietal information and recommendations on planting windows and herbicide sensitivity... Its production represents an important on-going investment for the GRDC according to GRDC grower services manager - north, Sharon O'Keeffe, as it enables growers keep up-to-date with the performance of new and existing varieties...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC helps Qld growers with wheat variety selection.. The annual guide is a collation of data from the GRDC-funded National Variety Trials (NVT) which benchmark the performance of regionally important varieties to develop individual disease and agronomic ratings, varietal information and recommendations on planting windows and herbicide sensitivity... Its production represents an important on-going investment for the GRDC according to GRDC grower services manager - north, Sharon O'Keeffe, as it enables growers keep up-to-date with the performance of new and existing varieties...
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