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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Options include increasing the capacity or number of header(s) we own, bringing in contractors, starting harvest earlier with aeration drying through a large storage complex, and methods to improve harvesting efficiency (chaser and mother bins)... For many the extreme rainfall events over 2010 resulted in income losses similar to the value of a header, suggesting if they purchased a second header then it could have paid for itself in one year... In the base case of a class 8 header the total cost of harvesting is $13.22/tonne (from table 2) plus $3/tonne to increase harvest efficiency by 30% with a chaser bin for a total of $16.22/t...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Highlighting the true cost of in-crop weeds.. A new study shows in-crop weeds are an ongoing challenge for Australian grain growers, with overall costs estimated at $3.3 billion annually in terms of lost yield and management methods... Results from the study, available in a report entitled Impact of Weeds on Australian Grain Production , also show growers are mostly keeping in-crop weeds at low densities, despite the increasing presence of herbicide resistance...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Benefits should be quantified and outweigh the additional cost... Ms Alexander works through an example of what it costs to own a piece of machinery, such as a new header, that retails for $750,000, and the impact of scale and alternative investment options... Investors need to consider more than just the capital costs when it comes to machinery: seasons, risk of delays and the associated penalties, and the financial impact of each option on the business must be considered...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Benefits should be quantified and outweigh the additional cost... Ms Alexander works through an example of what it costs to own a piece of machinery, such as a new header, that retails for $750,000, and the impact of scale and alternative investment options... Investors need to consider more than just the capital costs when it comes to machinery: seasons, risk of delays and the associated penalties, and the financial impact of each option on the business must be considered...
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