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The project acknowledges the importance and impact of advisers and uses advisers to achieve attitude change utilising the engagement and skill base of farmer groups... The project will result in a more resilient mixed farming sector with improved whole farm profitability, whole farm sustainability and whole farm ground cover... The project will be supported by and delivered across five NRM regions in South Australia......
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Research vital to secure the next generation of farmers.. Mr Kelly, who joined the panel two years ago, said the research, development and extension (RD&E) funded by the GRDC was vital in making sure the industry progressed, so that it was attractive to the next generation of farmers... "We are providing a platform for young people to get involved in agriculture, including young researchers, because we have to have a future," he said...
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Victorian field pea growers can now access information online to assist in reducing the risk of blackspot infection in this year's crops... Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the Blackspot Manager model for Victoria was developed by Dr Moin Salam of Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, and is run in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries... Mature blackspot spores are released into the air from infected stubble following a rainfall event...
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The SMS service will give growers direct information about sowing dates that offer the best potential for reducing blackspot in field pea crops," said Ms Davidson... Blackspot Manager was developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, to predict the release pattern of airborne spores for different regions in an individual season... Ms Davidson said other factors that assist in minimising the incidence of blackspot include avoiding planting pea crops adjacent to pea stubbles and avoiding water logging...
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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Although ascochyta blight has been present in Central Queensland for the past six years, Mr Cumming said the incidence and severity had remained low due to dry winters and the concerted management efforts by growers and advisors... "The most significant risk to the introduction and spread of ascochyta blight to a farm is through the introduction of infect chickpea crop residues and maintaining strict farm hygiene remains the primary line of defence," Mr Cumming said... The revised management strategy has been developed by Pulse Australia in conjunction with key industry stake holders, including the USQ/Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) pulse pathology team...
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James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair says advances in yield are always welcome and a substantial gain of 12 per cent on the widely-grown mungbean variety, Crystal will advantage growers... Summer grains can also lift farm profits by adding income and potentially reducing fertiliser and other costs, he says... GRDC investments in pre-breeding allow breeders and seed companies to progress potential lines to release more efficiently, Mr Clark says...
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Watch a video with FAR Australia's Nick Poole... Rust has taken a back seat as the primary disease for wheat in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) of south-eastern Australia with Septoria Tritici Blotch (STB) taking the reins as the biggest headache for growers over the last three seasons... "It has a much longer latent period (time between fungal spores infecting the crop and symptoms appearing), meaning you can't tell whether new tissue is infected since it takes longer for the disease to reveal itself in the crop," Mr Poole said. "..
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