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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
This project focuses on identifying the characteristics of pest suppressive landscapes and adopts a national approach... The approach allows us to develop guiding principles of IPM at the field, farm and landscape scale which work towards achieving reduced reliance on broad-spectrum insecticides and sustainable management of natural resources... This combined empirical and modelling approach allows us to provide guidelines on IPM at the field, farm and landscape scale...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Why Weeds are necessary for Regeneration The main difference between "sustainability" and "regeneration" I believe is that most country is in dire need of vast improvement and having a mentality that sustainability or "protection" is good enough throws up two unfortunate blockages, particularly in the rangelands... If we can progress past this blockage than the alternative is for us to have "an abundance mentality" and create a positive situation where we produce far more than we could before by using different principles and attitude"... Outcomes: By using innovative principles of land and animal management and by continuing to learn and develop synergistic enterprises I am buoyed by the opportunity and potential we have to focus on improvements in all facets of our management from ecology, economy and social / community development in rural areas...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Farmers must be valued for their skills as primary land managers... If we opened up the membership of our farming organisations in this way, but kept the decision base small so as not to become unwieldy or be overtaken by other agendas, I believe farmers would have more clout... I saw numerous examples in Europe of under utilized land going backwards due to the owners effectively being park rangers, rather than farmers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
In recognition of production losses caused by frost in WA and other Australian cropping regions, the GRDC has more than doubled its financial commitment to research in this area to $3 million annually... The GRDC's frost investment focused until recently on understanding if there are genetic differences in frost tolerance between crop varieties... In addition to continuing to fund vital genetic frost research, the GRDC is investing in research looking at potential agronomic solutions to frost...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC western panellist Bill Ryan says new research under the GRDC's expanded frost initiative is looking at genetic, management and environmental solutions to frost... In recognition of production losses caused by frost in WA and other Australian cropping regions, the GRDC has more than doubled its financial commitment to research in this area to $3 million annually... In addition to continuing to fund vital genetic frost research, the GRDC is investing in research looking at potential agronomic solutions to frost...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... As we improved the fencing we were able to manipulate and control the grazing, using mobs of between 3,000-12,000 goats in paddocks that ranged in size from 1200-4000 hectares keeping them there while they were browsing on the thick woody plants and moving them out when they started to graze the ground cover... When their movements are constrained by fencing, goats utilise their capacity to consume a wide spectrum of the vegetation on offer and unless adequate and effective rest from grazing is provided, land degradation will occur as illustrated in Figure 7...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Break crops keep Mallee soils and systems working.. Hopetoun grower and GRDC Southern Panel member Kate Wilson: "If you've got healthy soils, you've got choices.".. Overall, Kate and Grant grow wheat, green and red lentils, and a blue pea for the split pea market: "We're about 50:50 cereals and break crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Landscapes in the Darling Downs, QLD, were mapped and characterized for their pest suppressive potential - eg. the ability for localized reduction in pest populations in grains due to the amount and location of Bt cotton in the landscape... Once mapped, 16 crops (8 sorghum and 8 cotton) in each of three landscapes were selected for fortnightly sampling of Helicoverpa moths and eggs... Data analysis is on-going, but to date results support those found in an earlier study, which is that there are regional differences in Helicoverpa pressure and this is most likely due to different composition of crops across a landscape...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Pests responsible for yield loss in northern grain crops are being monitored and tracked as part of new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-supported research... "The project aims to identify 'pest suppressive' landscapes and the first step was to collect data from three regions in Australia," Dr Schellhorn said... "There is an indication of 'spill-over' of predators from native vegetation into crops close to native vegetation," Dr Schellhorn said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
This project focuses on identifying the characteristics of pest suppressive landscapes and adopts a national approach... The approach allows us to develop guiding principles of IPM at the field, farm and landscape scale which work towards achieving reduced reliance on broad-spectrum insecticides and sustainable management of natural resources... This combined empirical and modelling approach allows us to provide guidelines on IPM at the field, farm and landscape scale...
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