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a) Promote a positive attitudinal change towards careers in primary industry in teachers and students b) Establish a human capacity supply pipeline from schools through universities into primary industry.. The purpose of the study was to provide the context, justification and the terms for a new national strategy to make sure that one of our best resources, the future supply of young science professionals, is developed and maintained... In marking out the parameters for the Scoping Study, existing research was reviewed, feedback from science education and primary industry stakeholders was sought, the advice of government was incorporated, our national Research and Development Corporations (RDC) industry partners were consulted and a future operating plan for the proposed Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE) was developed...
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In 1993, Ralph Valler, from Chinchilla, Queensland, was one of the first grain growers to use the N-Jector, a device that enabled him to apply anhydrous ammonia with seeds.".. If you put anhydrous ammonia near the seed it will kill it... In the search for other ways to improve his soil, Mr Valler started trialling microbes...
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Experience defines new GRDC head.. John Harvey's appointment as the GRDC's managing director is effective from 1 March 2011... The GRDC board has opted for extensive local industry experience in its appointment of John Harvey as its new managing director...
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Man stands on dirt road looking upon a crop field.. South Australian grain growers considering which crop varieties to sow next season now have access to a useful resource to assist with their decision making... Compiled by SARDI officers, the guide is sponsored by the SA Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) in association with Primary Industry and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the GRDC...
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Man stands on dirt road looking upon a crop field.. South Australian grain growers considering which crop varieties to sow next season now have access to a useful resource to assist with their decision making... Compiled by SARDI officers, the guide is sponsored by the SA Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) in association with Primary Industry and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the GRDC...
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Photo of Lynne Strong with Young Farming Champions.. The program brings farming into the classrooms, teaming 'Young Farming Champions' with school students in the 'Archibull Prize' competition... Ms Strong says benefits of the program, funded by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, NSW Local Land Services and industry bodies, will continue to play out in five, 10 and 15 years' time as the students take with them the experience and understanding of an industry that is open, transparent and sustainable...
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Aanandini Ganesalingam examining plants.. Two young Western Australians keen to pursue careers in the grains industry are among the people profiled in a new publication highlighting opportunities and educational pathways in Australia's primary industries sector... Aanandini Ganesalingam, who is completing a PhD at The University of WA (UWA), and Lachlan Hunter, a Year 12 student at the WA College of Agriculture in Cunderdin, feature in Science, Taking You Places: Pathways for a Dynamic Career in Australia's Primary Industries...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Aanandini Ganesalingam examining plants.. Two young Western Australians keen to pursue careers in the grains industry are among the people profiled in a new publication highlighting opportunities and educational pathways in Australia's primary industries sector... Aanandini Ganesalingam, who is completing a PhD at The University of WA (UWA), and Lachlan Hunter, a Year 12 student at the WA College of Agriculture in Cunderdin, feature in Science, Taking You Places: Pathways for a Dynamic Career in Australia's Primary Industries...
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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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Long hours at seeding and harvest time can bring on fatigue, which can increase the risk of accidents... A resolve to address fatigue and improve health and safety across the farming industry has prompted the Corporate Agricultural Group to benchmark its results and share data with other Australian growers... The Corporate Agricultural Group's members are submitting data to the ACAHS on four key safety areas: the lost time injury frequency rate, incident severity class, percentage of lost time in a 12-month period, and incident and illness statistics...
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