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Catalogue: Ground Cover
When using 2,4-D or MCPA in a mixture to control weeds, researchers urge the use of full label rates for all chemicals in the mixture, combined with other weed management tactics throughout the year to delay resistance evolution... Weed specialists are reminding growers who use 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) or 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) in tank mixes to use full label rates for all herbicides utilised and to also employ non-herbicide weed management tactics to delay the evolution of weeds resistance... If using a tank mix of herbicide containing 2,4-D or MCPA use full label rates to slow resistance evolution "Herbicide resistance testing can be arranged through an agronomist or local farm supply agent," he says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
There is a strong case for single desk purchasing and marketing, as evidenced by experience in marketing malting and feed barley, and oilseeds (whole-of-industry) production... To meet the proposed renewable fuel market, some of the new demand will have to be supplied from current income-producing grain or sugar (ethanol) product... Australia will become a world leader in grain product differentiation...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The enormous contribution summer grain crops make to the productivity and profitability of Australian farming systems will be in the spotlight in March during the 2016 Australian Summer Grains Conference... Being held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from March 7-9, the Australian Summer Grains Conference will showcase five grains - maize, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and mungbeans - and will attract growers, researchers, marketers, crushers and customers from across Australia... Platinum sponsor, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), is at the forefront of delivering productivity and profitability gains to Australian summer crop producers through strategic investments in research, development and extension (RD&E) projects - many of which will be showcased during the conference...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The enormous contribution summer grain crops make to the productivity and profitability of Australian farming systems will be in the spotlight in March during the 2016 Australian Summer Grains Conference... Being held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from March 7-9, the Australian Summer Grains Conference will showcase five grains - maize, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and mungbeans - and will attract growers, researchers, marketers, crushers and customers from across Australia... Platinum sponsor, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), is at the forefront of delivering productivity and profitability gains to Australian summer crop producers through strategic investments in research, development and extension (RD&E) projects - many of which will be showcased during the conference...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Many of the farmers using consultants operate large enterprises, which suggests that the majority of the cropping area is under the influence of consultancy services... While consultants are technically highly skilled, there are very few opportunities to improve skills in information delivery techniques in short course format designed specifically for the grains industry... The project will provide a training and development program which builds on the skills currently utilised by experienced agronomists and extension personnel in information delivery processes...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Many of the farmers using consultants operate large enterprises, which suggests that the majority of the cropping area is under the influence of consultancy services... While consultants are technically highly skilled, there are very few opportunities to improve skills in information delivery techniques in short course format designed specifically for the grains industry... The project will provide a training and development program which builds on the skills currently utilised by experienced agronomists and extension personnel in information delivery processes...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A variety of machines are currently available to make harvest jobs easier, with less labour input than we use in Australia - but all is dependent on funds available to purchase, operate and maintain the machines... Harvesting machines and methods used were similar to what I have seen in Australia, but farm and business size made it easier to explore options in house with dedicated CAD personnel and engineers to build the designs... At the time of visiting the UK (November 2010) one of the companies I met with felt there was a need for farm sizes to increase as margins to the grower were trending down...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Technology enthusiasts look for resilience.. Ben Boughton and his father Randall use a three-metre controlled-traffic farming system and say it has helped reduce compaction on their farm, north of Moree, New South Wales... While Ben and his family sowed chickpeas in wide rows in 2014, they proved a profitable investment, because most of the grain was stored on-farm and marketed after harvest to take advantage of upward price movements...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
With the recent lifting of the moratorium on GM canola in the south eastern states, we anticipate a number of growers will participate in our commercial pilot of Roundup Ready canola in 2008... Standards for managing the technology Monsanto Australia will manage the technology in line with the requirements of government agencies (including the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) and industry bodies... Monsanto Standards (Agreements) Agreements between Monsanto Australia and key parties (including growers, canola seed companies and grain marketers) specify actions to manage the technology in a manner that is consistent with this stewardship strategy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Markers have been implemented for rust resistance (VPM resistance gene complex, Yr17, Lr37 and Sr38 ), resistance to black point, and resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV), in a total of about 2,700 tests... Marker implementation will increase dramatically over the next few years as markers for traits of high priority to EGA are validated... In 2003/04 nearly 300 lines were also assessed for resistance to BYDV using markers...
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