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Growers are increasingly seeking expert, specialist agronomy advice and are willing to pay for this service... The GRDC updates held especially for advisers provide a forum for the latest research information in areas important to them... While demand for their services is strong, advisers also face their own challenges: burnout from long hours and travel; availability of suitably qualified staff; ability to source good quality information; increasing operating costs; and low profitability of grain growers...
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Dates and locations have been announced for the 2015 Western Australian Regional Crop Updates, which can help equip grain growers with the latest research results applicable to their area... Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), 12 updates will be held throughout the WA grainbelt in March... GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts encouraged growers to attend the events to access relevant and timely information to help them boost farm productivity and profitability...
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Date claimer - Regional Crop Updates (Northern Agricultural Region).. GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said information presented at the updates could help growers become better informed on ways to boost profitability on-farm, in a sustainable manner... "The events allow information from researchers to reach growers quickly, giving growers the opportunity to consider how results can be applied on their own farms."..
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Information on how to do this, and simple explanations of commonly used mapping terms, are available I in a short booklet, 'Mapping Basics 101', produced as part of the 'Do it Yourself PA' project funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation... The project aims to impart industry people with basic technology skills that will foster ongoing adoption of PA... PA is the precise application of practices to improve farm productivity and profitability, and typically uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to define parts of a paddock for different treatments...
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Information on how to do this, and simple explanations of commonly used mapping terms, are available I in a short booklet, 'Mapping Basics 101', produced as part of the 'Do it Yourself PA' project funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation... The project aims to impart industry people with basic technology skills that will foster ongoing adoption of PA... PA is the precise application of practices to improve farm productivity and profitability, and typically uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to define parts of a paddock for different treatments...
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Brad Jones, of Tammin, is part of a GRDC Kwinana East Regional Cropping Solutions Network project investigating key drivers of top-performing farm businesses in WA's eastern wheatbelt... "Using liquid products, we can sow up to 600ha of crop per day, which is about 100ha/day faster than we could achieve with granular fertiliser and has cut our total seeding time to about 15 days if the weather is good," he says... Brad says a range of broad-scale herbicides are used in the fallow to remove herbicide-resistant weeds to make way for dry sowing when the paddock returns to production, typically in a rotation of fallow/cereal/cereal/canola and hay/legumes...
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Brad Jones, of Tammin, is part of a GRDC Kwinana East Regional Cropping Solutions Network project investigating key drivers of top-performing farm businesses in WA's eastern wheatbelt... "Using liquid products, we can sow up to 600ha of crop per day, which is about 100ha/day faster than we could achieve with granular fertiliser and has cut our total seeding time to about 15 days if the weather is good," he says... Brad says a range of broad-scale herbicides are used in the fallow to remove herbicide-resistant weeds to make way for dry sowing when the paddock returns to production, typically in a rotation of fallow/cereal/cereal/canola and hay/legumes...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Growers would like more information on choice of the most suitable break crops for their own situation... The results of the survey present an up to date assessment of how farmers regard break crops in their farming system... The reviews, interviews, workshops and past surveys have been collated to establish a consensus on attitudes towards break crops in Western Australia...
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Partnership to deliver key new grains research in WA.. GRDC chairman Keith Perrett joined the WA Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston at the Dowerin GWN Machinery Field Days today to make the announcement... From left, DAFWA project manager for grain crop agronomy Ben Curtis, left, DAFWA acting executive director for grains industry Mark Sweetingham, GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts, WA Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston, GRDC chairman Keith Perrett, GRDC chairman-elect Richard Clark, GRDC board member Kim Halberd and GRDC managing director John Harvey...
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A new GRDC-supported research project will investigate novel agronomy and soil water management practices with the aim of increasing profitability and reducing risk in WA's low rainfall zone... Achieving a step change in profitability and reducing risk in low rainfall grain growing areas are the aims of a five-year research project set to commence in Western Australia... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), in partnership with CSIRO, is funding the $6 million project which will investigate novel agronomy and soil water management practices...
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