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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is on track to continue its substantial investment into northern grains research following last week's release of the GRDC External Investment Plan 2015-16 ... Key areas that will attract GRDC funding include short-term Grower Solution Group (GSG) investments targeting important localised research, development and extension (RD&E) issues; agribusiness trial extension networks; research and farm business updates; and an extensive range of agronomic and farming systems management projects... "We will continue to invest in areas that can help drive profitability improvements for northern growers like soil and crop nutrition, weed seed and herbicide resistance management, break crops, crop rotations, pests, disease, nematodes, frost management and regional research capacity...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has demonstrated its commitment to cultivating the careers of young grains industry scientists, awarding a travel bursary to Sydney University research fellow Dr Philip Davies... Based at Sydney University's Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) at Narrabri, Dr Davies is now playing a leading role in GRDC-funded crown rot pre-breeding research which assesses the performance of individual breeding lines under crown rot conditions and paves the way for the development of varieties with enhanced crown rot resistance and tolerance... Crown rot is caused by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum and is one of the most serious disease threats to winter cereal crops in Australia costing northern growers around $80 million on average each year...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has demonstrated its commitment to cultivating the careers of young grains industry scientists, awarding a travel bursary to Sydney University research fellow Dr Philip Davies... Based at Sydney University's Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) at Narrabri, Dr Davies is now playing a leading role in GRDC-funded crown rot pre-breeding research which assesses the performance of individual breeding lines under crown rot conditions and paves the way for the development of varieties with enhanced crown rot resistance and tolerance... Crown rot is caused by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum and is one of the most serious disease threats to winter cereal crops in Australia costing northern growers around $80 million on average each year...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A three-year term on the GRDC's Regional Cropping Solutions Networks provided Jon Midwood with a desire to extend his involvement in the GRDC by becoming a member of the GRDC Southern Regional Panel... "I joined the Panel because after spending three years on the high rainfall zone (HRZ) RCSN. I felt that as a group we had made a significant impact on some of the key issues in this zone and that joining the Panel would enable me to contribute further to this and at a higher level," Jon says... Jon has worked in agriculture for the past 28 years, both in the United Kingdom and in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A three-year term on the GRDC's Regional Cropping Solutions Networks provided Jon Midwood with a desire to extend his involvement in the GRDC by becoming a member of the GRDC Southern Regional Panel... "I joined the Panel because after spending three years on the high rainfall zone (HRZ) RCSN. I felt that as a group we had made a significant impact on some of the key issues in this zone and that joining the Panel would enable me to contribute further to this and at a higher level," Jon says... Jon has worked in agriculture for the past 28 years, both in the United Kingdom and in Australia...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC honours PBI researcher.. "Dr Davies is a great example of the GRDC's funding of succession plans within industry and he's continuing the work and techniques that were previously developed by his mentor, Dr Richard Trethowan," Mr Clark said... "Researchers such as Dr Davies will play a key role in the industry's future management of crown rot and the GRDC has a responsibility to ensure that these researchers are well supported in their endeavours."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is on track to continue its substantial investment into northern grains research following last week's release of the GRDC External Investment Plan 2015-16 ... Key areas that will attract GRDC funding include short-term Grower Solution Group (GSG) investments targeting important localised research, development and extension (RD&E) issues; agribusiness trial extension networks; research and farm business updates; and an extensive range of agronomic and farming systems management projects... "We will continue to invest in areas that can help drive profitability improvements for northern growers like soil and crop nutrition, weed seed and herbicide resistance management, break crops, crop rotations, pests, disease, nematodes, frost management and regional research capacity...
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