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Dr Blanchard, who is also involved in GRDC's skills and capacity building investment theme at a national level, says the organisation is committed to supporting current and potential future grains industry experts through a large portfolio of awards, scholarships, sponsorships and activities... Dr Blanchard said the GRDC was trying to attract people to the grains industry at all touch points through its focus on nurturing and up-skilling prospective employees... The GRDC has current investments along the education pipeline; from school level to undergraduate and honours degrees, and attractive post graduate scholarships," Dr Blanchard said...
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The GRDC is helping four students at Victoria's Longerenong College set course for careers in the grains industry... The scholarships are a financial boost for the four students who are studying for the Advanced Diploma of Agriculture at the popular college... The scholarships were awarded on the students' ability to meet selection criteria including: a strong record of achievement at work, school or in the community; enthusiasm for the agricultural industry; understanding of the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the Australian grains industry; and a demonstrated intent to work within the Australian grains industry...
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Dates and locations have been announced for the 2015 Western Australian Regional Crop Updates, which can help equip grain growers with the latest research results applicable to their area... Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), 12 updates will be held throughout the WA grainbelt in March... GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts encouraged growers to attend the events to access relevant and timely information to help them boost farm productivity and profitability...
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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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Widespread frosts in Western Australia in 1998 and 2005 caused wheat yield losses of 500,000 and 700,000 tonnes respectively, while drought, salinity, disease and nutrient issues are ongoing challenges for the State's cereal growers... The GRDC also has equity investments in three of the commercial wheat breeding companies in Australia... Region West, North, South < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Investments aim to crack wheat's 'tough nuts'..
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While the recent cold weather has impacted aphid numbers and activity, the pressure earlier in the season means that there is a level of primary infection in some crops which could escalate rapidly if aphid numbers build significantly in spring... According to NSW Department of Primary Industries plant pathologist Joop van Leur, testing to identify the virus species present in faba bean is still in progress early indications are that the main virus present is Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV) with smaller incidences of Bean leafroll virus (BLRV) and other luteoviruses... Consultants and growers are being urged to monitor aphid populations closely in the lead up to spring and implement control strategies early to avoid severe virus infection later in the season...
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Northern New South Wales grain grower and company director Richard Clark has been appointed as the new GRDC chair, replacing Gunnedah grower Keith Perrett... In partnership with his wife Barbara, Mr Clark runs a 1340-hectare grain enterprise at Tulloona where the focus is on summer and winter cereals, pulses and oilseeds... A graduate of the Orange Agricultural College, and a fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Clark has considerable experience as a chair and director of companies in the agricultural sector...
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Delaying top-up nitrogen (N) applications until canola crops are flowering is unlikely to incur big yield or oil production penalties in lower-rainfall parts of the Western Australian grainbelt... Mr Seymour says at the majority of sites across the two years, delaying N application until eight or 12 weeks after sowing (near to flowering) or splitting applications produced similar yield results to earlier times of N application... Mr Seymour says splitting applications to 25kg N/ha at sowing and 25kg N/ha eight or 12 weeks later had a better effect on oil and yield than applying a single dose of 50kg N/ha near flowering...
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NVT adopts grower approach to disease management.. Mr Bedggood says if the NVT are not treated for disease it misrepresents the potential of some varieties, especially if a commercial variety has become susceptible since its release and is currently widely grown... "To ensure uniformity of treatments, the NVT program likes to sow all seed bare [untreated], as supplied by the plant breeder, so we use a fertiliser at sowing which has been amended with fungicide," Mr Bedggood says...
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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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