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Grain growers in the southern cropping region can look forward to better access to advisers and off-farm resources as communications technology makes its way onto more farms in coming years... "With high speed internet connection, the options include video conferencing which means farmers can talk to their business advisers, their agronomist and their machinery resellers in a face-to-face way, live, just like you would have an ordinary conversation," Dr Lamb said at a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grains research Update... "Using the technology generating data, including yield data from a harvester monitor, or nutrient maps or soil moisture maps, the services sector can collect that data and information and put it together to provide meaningful advice for growers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The aim of the booklet is to provide some information, thoughts, farmer experiences and suggestions of some of the different options available to handle the situation on your property... The details provided in this booklet are general in nature and should not be treated as specific advice... It is suggested that you seek further information from your own local sources prior to implementing change...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Marshalls say biosecurity is about alert observation and ensuring adherence to practices such as hygiene procedures in order to minimise the risk of threats - diseases, pests and weeds - entering and establishing on-farm... They grow wheat, barley, canola, peas, lupins and oats along with lucerne and clover pasture for livestock and are keen to keep out weeds that may affect their crop production... The noxious weed spiny burrgrass is a concern for sheep production at 'Woorabinda' and the Marshalls have managed to keep the property free of the weed, which has spread throughout the district...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for northern grain growers over the past 10 years... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) recognises that determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Photo Caption: Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the past 10 years...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Most agricultural injuries and fatalities in the grains industry are linked to vehicles, plant and machinery.. Fatigue, time pressure and a higher number of seasonal workers increase safety risks during harvest.. A study funded by the GRDC and other members of the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety, Adoption of Health and Safety Change on Australian Farms and Fishing Enterprises, shows about one-third of machinery and plant deaths could be prevented through the use of safe access steps and roll-over protection systems (ROPS) on tractors, and intake guards, master guards and shaft guards on machinery...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Topical issues on Farm Business Updates agenda.. GRDC Farm Business Updates will be held at the Geraldton Universities Centre on March 23; the Merredin Regional & Community Leisure Centre on March 25; and the Katanning Leisure Centre on March 26... Caption: GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts says the WA GRDC Farm Business Updates will host leading professionals speaking on a broad range of practical topics...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Topical issues on Farm Business Updates agenda.. GRDC Farm Business Updates will be held at the Geraldton Universities Centre on March 23; the Merredin Regional & Community Leisure Centre on March 25; and the Katanning Leisure Centre on March 26... Caption: GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts says the WA GRDC Farm Business Updates will host leading professionals speaking on a broad range of practical topics...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Rebecca is based at Narrabri, NSW, where she is undertaking her PhD, with the help of a GRDC Postgraduate Scholarship, in plant breeding and genetics at the University of Sydney. ".. When I was 13 my parents bought a small property in the NSW Southern Highlands and this was the beginning of a whole new world of exciting experiences... I wholeheartedly believe the future of agriculture depends on attracting young, talented people and helping them realise what a modern, exciting and challenging career it is."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The cost of having the dollars tied up in any equipment, let alone a header needs to be taken into account... If we want to be contractors we need to set up for it, or let someone else do it and we concentrate on growing grain... Casual labour is employed where required and contractors are used for specific tasks such as spraying and harvesting...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
While Richard's house, sheds and most crops were spared by a change in wind direction, 700 hectares of his farm were burnt including 230ha of wheat, beans and straw, augers, a tubulator and silo bags... When we spoke to Richard in the aftermath of the fire - while he was coordinating hay donations for livestock producers - he described the situation: "The size and ferocity of this fire was like nothing I'd ever seen... From a farming perspective, homes, sheds and machinery are burnt; fences are gone; livestock were killed or had to be euthanased; many growers have lost unharvested crops as well as the straw they would have baled."..
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