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Image of northern panel chair James Clark presenting the 2015 GRDC Seed of Light Award to Alison Kelly... Alison has become widely respected over the years for her work in biometrics and plays a pivotal role in the Statistics for the Australian Grain Industry (SAGI) project from her base at the Leslie Research Centre in Toowoomba... SAGI aims to increase statistical competency and awareness of statistical principles among Australian grains industry personnel; enable the use of `best practice' statistics for Australian grains industry research through the portfolio of GRDC projects, improve the cost-efficiency of research and enhance industry confidence and adoption of research findings...
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Barley growers across southern Australia are seeking to increase their profits by increasing grain yield, meeting quality targets more regularly and where possible, reducing input costs... The project has provided information to growers to meet market needs for malting, shochu and feed barley... To justify the large investment in barley research, a major emphasis is needed to showcase the end result, i.e. the delivery of agronomic packages to growers and of new varieties to growers and industry...
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Ms Schofield, a University of Adelaide science graduate, has been awarded a grains traineeship to extend her experience in the sector... Her traineeship is funded by the GRDC, the South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) and the SA Research and Development Institute (SARDI), which is the research division of Primary Industries and Regions SA... Ms Allan says the GRDC, on behalf of growers and the Australian Government, invests in a range of skills and capacity-building activities that support current and potential members of the industry to improve their ability to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance Australia's grains sector...
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Ms Schofield, a University of Adelaide science graduate, has been awarded a grains traineeship to extend her experience in the sector... Her traineeship is funded by the GRDC, the South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) and the SA Research and Development Institute (SARDI), which is the research division of Primary Industries and Regions SA... Ms Allan says the GRDC, on behalf of growers and the Australian Government, invests in a range of skills and capacity-building activities that support current and potential members of the industry to improve their ability to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance Australia's grains sector...
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That is why fast and effective communication has been the focus of the first activity in a three-part exercise - Exercise Haryana - to test the grains industry's responses to an emergency incursion... The first activity was held in Melbourne in August, with about 40 people taking part including specialists in communications, biosecurity policy, grain production and processing from both industry organisations and government... Exercise coordinator Dr Stephen Dibley, from Plant Health Australia (PHA), says the three activities of Exercise Haryana will improve the grains industry's preparedness for an exotic pest or disease incursion...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
That is why fast and effective communication has been the focus of the first activity in a three-part exercise - Exercise Haryana - to test the grains industry's responses to an emergency incursion... The first activity was held in Melbourne in August, with about 40 people taking part including specialists in communications, biosecurity policy, grain production and processing from both industry organisations and government... Exercise coordinator Dr Stephen Dibley, from Plant Health Australia (PHA), says the three activities of Exercise Haryana will improve the grains industry's preparedness for an exotic pest or disease incursion...
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Young scientists working within primary industries are being called on to apply for funding of up to $22,000 to further their research... The awards, supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and other rural industry partners, provide assistance to 18 to 35-year-olds to fund projects on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia's primary industries... There are 12 award categories for 2013: grains, cotton, dairy, fisheries and aquaculture, viticulture and oenology, animal welfare, red meat processing, pork, new and emerging rural industries, meat and livestock, sugar and horticulture...
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Grain sector's new crop of innovators set to raise their voices Young people working in Australia's grain industry are about to come together to voice their opinions on food security and other important agricultural issues... Delegates aged between 18 and 40 years will travel from across Australia and New Zealand to attend the conference which this year carries the theme of "Food security: obstacles and opportunities"... For more information: Stephanie Painter, GrainGrowers 02 6173 6415 or 0439 986 651 Contact: Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli 0409 675100 < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Grain sector's new crop of innovators set to raise their voices..
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A plan for industry-wide protocols was commissioned by the Maize Association of Australia four years ago with GRDC support, after the mycotoxin fumonisin - known to be toxic to horses and pigs - was detected in crops in the Riverina... The industry move also follows the rejection of two shipments of Australian whole maize by Japanese authorities after unacceptable levels of the carcinogenic mycotoxin aflatoxin B1 were detected, in response to concerns of maize processors and exporters... "All the major processors (from the food, stockfeed and pet food industries) were represented, along with a range of other stakeholders including growers, the seed industry, grain merchants, handlers and exporters."..
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As leader of northern dryland cropping systems with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), an active member of numerous industry bodies and a passionate advocate for helping growers improve farm efficiency, Loretta Serafin is a familiar face to growers in the northern grain belt... "I see a range of challenges and opportunities for the grains industry, both through my work with the NSW Department of Primary Industries in Tamworth and my grain industry networks," she said... "As a northern panel member, my role is to be the conduit between growers and researchers, but we are also trying to assimilate what the research priorities are, identify the issues we need to react to immediately and what the issues will be going into the future...
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