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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will change its focus in barley crop investment, giving the commercial sector access to important genetic material developed by the outgoing southern barley breeding program, to enable the best possible advancements in variety development... Dr Betzner said the key focus for GRDC now was to work with the University of Adelaide to make sure that the right licensing framework is put into place to determine access rights and pave the way for the best possible advancements in variety traits... We hope to be in a position to call for expressions of interest in the near future."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
An increase in land area can lead to improvements in profit but it requires significant capital investment which can increase risk... The results, shown in Figure 1, demonstrate that for grazing farms there is a trend beyond $4 million dollars in asset value for farm profitability to decline as asset value increases... Consider the same manager with the same business now looks at his existing system and realizes that there are opportunities for improving profitability on the existing area...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Results suggest that multigrain and wholegrain breads are increasing in popularity as consumers seek more healthy and nutritious food... While taste and texture and value for money are the major criteria consumers use in making their decision to purchase bread in a retail store, interest in fair trade and sustainability is important to a significant number of consumers... The majority of consumers (86%) indicate that they may be willing to pay up to 10% more to purchase bread that has been derived from wheat that has been grown in a more sustainable manner...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Farmers attending a soybean workshop.. Growers in the coastal central Queensland region from Mackay to the Burdekin can attend training workshops to learn about all aspects of growing soybeans - from planting to marketing their crops... Workshops are held on demand so if you are considering diversifying your crop, register your interest with the Customer Service Centre...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Farmers attending a soybean workshop.. Growers in the coastal central Queensland region from Mackay to the Burdekin can attend training workshops to learn about all aspects of growing soybeans - from planting to marketing their crops... Workshops are held on demand so if you are considering diversifying your crop, register your interest with the Customer Service Centre...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Farmers attending a soybean workshop.. Growers in the coastal central Queensland region from Mackay to the Burdekin can attend training workshops to learn about all aspects of growing soybeans - from planting to marketing their crops... Workshops are held on demand so if you are considering diversifying your crop, register your interest with the Customer Service Centre...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
When I review the assets relating to agriculture it was easy to get finance on the depreciating assets like machinery but when looking to purchase cows or land it required more of a deposit and security backing... For a more accurate and balanced measurement of the age of our farmer population we should use the ratio of farmers less than 35 years of age compared to farmers older than 55... The objective of the report is to investigate what other countries do to assist their young farmers gain an asset in agriculture and to then formulate a financial model using the information gained to implement a program for Australia...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
[Photo (left): Merna Curnow] Merna has harnessed her passion for both education and agriculture over the past 20 years, from involvement with 'Farmfacts', the predecessor of FM500, to being the inaugural national chair of Partners In Grain... The development of header operator training and spray management courses, by the Victorian Grains Industry Training Network, another organisation that Merna remains heavily committed to, are examples of projects that help new and current operators to embrace new technology, providing them with training that makes them more skilled and more employable... "Farming is a business and farmers need a range of skills, but there are also opportunities for family members to specialise in areas of interest, for example marketing, agronomy, machinery or business management," Merna says...
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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
Staying informed has become easier and that augurs well for the uptake of new technologies.".. To subscribe to the podcasts, go to iTunes on an iPhone or iPad and search for GRDC... Android phone or tablet users can go online to www.grdc.com.au/podcasts and follow the prompts to subscribe to the podcasts...
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