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The Managing Climate Variability Program will oversee 15 climate research projects, including seasonal climate forecasting for profitable sustainable resource use, the improved monitoring of evapotranspiration and enabling nationwide access to the Yield Prophet climate risk management information tool... The practicality and depth of projects funded under the new program provides an indication into the diversity and range of stakeholders with a keen interest in improving their understanding of climate," he says... The program"s communication coordinator, Tim Lester, says that growers will eventually be able to use the program"s website, www.managingclimate.gov.au , to download the latest climate variability decision-support tools, which he says are rapidly becoming essential business and risk management tools for agriculture in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GRDC Crop Updates 23-24 February 2011, Western Region, Perth WA, Michael Robertson 17 September 2013 Michael Robertson, CSIRO, talks about Pros & cons of dry seeding to counter variable seasonal breaks... In many regions of the wheatbelt the timing of opening rains has become more variable and the number of days available for seeding has declined, putting pressure on the seeding operation and lending to more interest in drying cereals... Growers differ in approach to dry seeding, from a planned approach with set percentage of the program to be dry sown, through to an aggressive approach where a large percentage of the program could be dry sown if opening rains are late...
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GRDC supports development of grains industry leaders.. Denise McLellan from Horsham (Victoria) and Darren Arney from Nairne (South Australia) will next month embark on their ARLP leadership development experience... Denise and Darren will have access to the captains of industry from across the agricultural sector, enabling the grains industry to learn from the success of others," said Mrs Findlay Tickner...
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GRDC supports development of grains industry leaders.. Denise McLellan from Horsham (Victoria) and Darren Arney from Nairne (South Australia) will next month embark on their ARLP leadership development experience... Denise and Darren will have access to the captains of industry from across the agricultural sector, enabling the grains industry to learn from the success of others," said Mrs Findlay Tickner...
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Plans to bring barley breeding into a nationally-coordinated program have moved a step closer with the different breeding program leaders agreeing on the need for structural change to keep Australian programs internationally competitive... A national program would raise the level of barley breeding, not just to provide growers with improved varieties, but also ensure breeding programs are in step with market forces... The steering committee, at a meeting in Adelaide on 21 October, also agreed that Barley Australia should be recognised as the peak industry body and provide market direction to the breeding programs...
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Mr Graham will be dedicating a great deal of his time over the next year researching this issue as part of a prestigious Grains Research and Development Corporation-sponsored Nuffield Scholarship... "I'm very grateful to the GRDC for giving me the opportunity to conduct the research into communications infrastructure on farms, particularly looking at how to get high speed internet to rural users to improve business and farming operations," Mr Graham said... Caption: Nuffield Scholarship recipient Jock Graham: "The GRDC is enabling me as a southern mixed farmer to see the world and bring best farming practices back to Australia."..
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Diagnostic services for pulse germplasm enhancement and breeding programs.. Researcher's Name: Dr Angela Freeman Organisation: Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries Email: angela.freeman@depi.vic.gov.au Phone: 03 53622111 Fax: 03 53622111 Project Code: DAV00134 Contract Start: 7/1/2013 Contract End: 6/30/2018.. Research..
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Dalby update focuses on nitrogen and protein.. Unexpected and disastrous protein results in many areas where it's never been a problem before are one of the focus topics of this year's Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update in Dalby... Another session will outline the cutting edge of spray application research and practice in the United States and Australia, with Greg Kruger from the University of Nebraska and Bill Gordon from Bill Gordon Consulting...
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The GRDC has introduced a suite of audio programs to keep growers up to date with RD&E, locally and across the country... If you have an iPhone or iPad: go to the iTunes website and search for 'GRDC'; subscribe to the programs you want to hear; and the programs will automatically download to your phone or tablet as they become available... For other devices: go to www.grdc.com.au/podcasts ; click on the program you would like to hear; and follow directions for subscribing to the podcast of your choice...
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This is the first time GRDC has invested in Farm Business Updates in the Western Region and this has been done in response to the priority RD&E issue 'growers understand profitability constraints' that was identified by the Kwinana East Regional Cropping Solutions Network... Business management skills and knowledge is critical to running successful farm business... The decision making required is becoming increasingly complex as farm businesses strive to meet the key challenges of varying costs, prices and climatic conditions...
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