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Likely dry finish makes stored moisture a priority.. A farming couple with their baby in front of a harvester.. With a greater percentage of annual rain now falling in summer, the Maddocks have implemented strategies to conserve that moisture, such as retaining stubble and applying two summer weed sprays when needed...
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Likely dry finish makes stored moisture a priority.. A farming couple with their baby in front of a harvester.. With a greater percentage of annual rain now falling in summer, the Maddocks have implemented strategies to conserve that moisture, such as retaining stubble and applying two summer weed sprays when needed...
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The increasing prevalence of barley powdery mildew is being seen as a warning to growers, breeders and chemical companies to change their ways or face potential resistance issues... "Barley powdery mildew costs growers in WA about $39 million a year in lost yield, particularly in the medium to high-rainfall zones, which experience high humidity," Professor Oliver says... Using genetic testing, Professor Oliver's team has found mutations in the barley powdery mildew collected over the past three years that make it resistant to fungicides, including tebuconazole and propiconazole - the active ingredients in Folicur and Tilt respectively...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
While climate change is a challenge generally for Australian grain growers, the declining rainfall is particularly severe in WA, where coping strategies are having to make the most of every raindrop.. Climate predictions might be for warmer and drier conditions, but over the past 50 years the prevalence of frost in southern Australia has increased... Drying climate may be causing more frosts..
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A recent GRDC survey of grain growers across Australia shows 89 per cent consider R&D "critical" to their farm businesses... The survey indicates that the number of growers who said they had benefited from grains R&D activities has increased by nine percentage points to 76 per cent, while the perception that the GRDC contributed to those benefits has also increased since the previous study in 2010... "It is important that we canvas growers about the effectiveness of GRDC-funded initiatives, activities and information...
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CWFS has offered mentoring to Michael during the past two years... In Year 11 Michael spent an average of three hours a week with CWFS to experience what a career in agriculture and research might involve... Michael says tests have shown that soil pH at Ungarie in central NSW has declined from 5.2 to 4.6, causing plant roots to become stunted and not reach their yield potential...
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CWFS has offered mentoring to Michael during the past two years... In Year 11 Michael spent an average of three hours a week with CWFS to experience what a career in agriculture and research might involve... Michael says tests have shown that soil pH at Ungarie in central NSW has declined from 5.2 to 4.6, causing plant roots to become stunted and not reach their yield potential...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation-commissioned Grower Survey has revealed that R&D is regarded by the vast majority (89 per cent) of respondents as "critical" for the success of their farm business... Conducted in July and August this year, the survey of growers across the nation has also revealed that since 2010 - when the previous survey was undertaken - there has been a significant rise in the proportion of respondents believing they have directly benefited from grains R&D activities over the past five years (76% compared to 67%)... It is very important that we canvas growers about the effectiveness of GRDC-funded initiatives, activities and information," Mr Lukacs said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation-commissioned Grower Survey has revealed that R&D is regarded by the vast majority (89 per cent) of respondents as "critical" for the success of their farm business... Conducted in July and August this year, the survey of growers across the nation has also revealed that since 2010 - when the previous survey was undertaken - there has been a significant rise in the proportion of respondents believing they have directly benefited from grains R&D activities over the past five years (76% compared to 67%)... It is very important that we canvas growers about the effectiveness of GRDC-funded initiatives, activities and information," Mr Lukacs said...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-commissioned Grower Survey revealed that R&D was regarded by the vast majority (89 per cent) of WA respondents as 'critical' for the success of their farm business... Conducted in July and August 2012, the biennial survey of growers across the nation also revealed that 68 per cent of WA respondents believed they had directly benefited from grains R&D activities over the past five years, with most (57 per cent) believing the GRDC had a role in those benefits... " , awareness and use of information from GRDC-funded National Variety Trials (NVT) continues to grow in WA, with information provided through the NVT program assisting 90 per_cent of those accessing it to decide on varieties," he said...
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